High Note BSIN03139518
Jordan, Sheila - Little Song
Sheila Jordan is one of the world's leading exponents of vocal improvisation.
Not content to sing the same well-planned 'improvisation' on a tune night after night, Sheila's skill at extemporizing makes each performance something new and truly exciting.
Charlie Parker himself was a fan of Sheila's, admiring her unique way of reshaping lines and her soulful identification with every word. It was HighNote Records who broke Sheila's five-year recording hiatus with 1999's "Jazz Child".
This, her third recording for HighNote since then, finds her with the Steve Kuhn Trio and Tom Harrell and affords her ample opportunity to display the quality of her musical imagination, the unerring rightness of the changes she makes to melodies, and the control she has of her tone with its beautifully judged vibrato which makes her a member of the Royal Family of Jazz Vocalists.
Sheila Jordan (vocals), Steve Kuhn (piano), David Finck (bass), Billy Drummond (drums) and Tom Harrell (trumpet/flugelhorn on tracks 2, 6, 8 & 11)
Recorded at The Studio, New Yoerk, NY, on June 3 & 4, 2002.
1. Little Song
3. Autumn in New York
5. On a Slow Boat to China
6. Hello Young Lovers
8. Something's Gotta Give
9. If I Should Lose You
10. The Way He Captured Me
11. Deep Tango
12. The Touch of Your Lips
13. When I Grow Too Old to Dream.