Sheila Jordan

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Sheila Jordan (born Sheila Jeanette Dawson; November 18, 1928) is an American jazz singer and songwriter. Jordan has recorded as a session musician with an array of critically acclaimed artists in addition to a solo career. Jordan pioneered a bebop and scat jazz singing style with an upright bass as the only accompaniment. Jordan's music has earned praise from many critics, particularly for her ability to improvise entire lyrics; Scott Yanow describes her as "[o]ne of the most consistently creative of all jazz singers." Charlie Parker often introduced Jordan as "the singer with the million dollar ears."

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 The Crossing Sheila Jordan 1
1987 Body and Soul Sheila Jordan 1
1994 One for Junior Sheila Jordan 1
1994 Heart Strings Sheila Jordan 1
2000 I've Grown Accustomed to the Bass Sheila Jordan & Cameron Brown 1
2003 Little Song Sheila Jordan 1
2005 Confirmation Sheila Jordan 1
2005 Celebration: Live At The Triad Sheila Jordan 1
Jazz Child Sheila Jordan 1
Old Time Feeling Sheila Jordan & Harvie Swartz 1
Winter Sunshine Sheila Jordan 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1962 Portrait of Sheila Sheila Jordan 2
2000 From The Heart Sheila Jordan 1

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