(1989) Portrait Of Sheila

Sheila Jordan

... read moreSheila Jordan's debut recording was one of the very few vocal records made for Blue Note during Alfred Lion's reign. Accompanied by the subtle guitarist Barry Galbraith, bassist Steve Swallow, and drummer Denzil Best, Jordan sounds quite distinctive, cool-toned, and adventurous during her classic...

39′:03″ 12 Songs

1
Falling In Love With Love
Sheila Jordan
2:30
2
If You Could See Me Now
Sheila Jordan
4:30
3
Am I Blue
Sheila Jordan
4:05
4
Dat Dere
Sheila Jordan
2:45
5
When The World Was Young
Sheila Jordan
4:36
6
Let's Face The Music And Dance
Sheila Jordan
1:15
7
Laugh! Clown! Laugh!
Sheila Jordan
3:05
8
Who Can I Turn To Now
Sheila Jordan
3:20
9
Baltimore Oriole
Sheila Jordan
2:32
10
I'm A Fool To Want You
Sheila Jordan
4:45
11
Hum Drum Blues
Sheila Jordan
2:10
12
Willow Weep For Me
Sheila Jordan
3:30
Released 01 January 1989, ℗ 1989 Blue Note Records

Review

Sheila Jordan's debut recording was one of the very few vocal records made for Blue Note during Alfred Lion's reign. Accompanied by the subtle guitarist Barry Galbraith, bassist Steve Swallow, and drummer Denzil Best, Jordan sounds quite distinctive, cool-toned, and adventurous during her classic date. Her interpretations of Oscar Brown, Jr.'s "Hum Drum Blues" and 11 standards (including "Falling in Love With Love," "Dat Dere," "Baltimore Oriole," and "I'm a Fool to Want You") are both swinging and haunting. Possibly because of her originality, Sheila Jordan would not record again for over a dozen years, making this highly recommended set quite historic. ~ Scott Yanow