Interview: Sheila Jordan (Part 1) - JazzWax

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January 04, 2012


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Lewis Cowdrey

excellent for ever!!! great!!! Thanx for doing this!!!!!

Bill Kirchner

Sheila personifies jazz. PORTRAIT OF SHEILA was the first album by a singer in the history of Blue Note Records.

D.C. Ward

Thank you Mark Myers for shining the spotlight on the musical treasure that is Sheila Jordan! Thanks also for the tip about her recording session with Peter Ind - I was unaware of it.


Thanks for the tip, Bill. Will go for it. The LP may be rare though. But I have my secret sources beside crowded "Eh Bay".

Marco Pozzi

Purely by chance I came across the interview just as Ms.Jordan's version of Dat Dere was playing in my two year old twin daughters' bedroom (I made them a going to sleep tape - ballads by Satch, Lambert,Hendricks and Ross and suchlike - Dat Dere is the last song they hear before going to sleep - indoctrination starts early in my house!) In any case, great interview with a wonderful singer. Thanks.

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  • Marc Myers writes regularly for The Wall Street Journal and is author of "Anatomy of 55 More Songs," "Anatomy of a Song," "Rock Concert: An Oral History" and "Why Jazz Happened." Founded in 2007, JazzWax has won three Jazz Journalists Association awards.
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