1975 Sheila Jordan – Confirmation

Confirmation is the second solo album by Sheila Jordan, released in 1975.

Sheila Jordan (born Sheila Jeanette Dawson; November 18, 1928) is an American jazz singer and songwriter. She has recorded as a session musician with an array of critically acclaimed artists in addition to recording her own albums. 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 lyrics; Scott Yanow describes her as “one of the most consistently creative of all jazz singers.” Charlie Parker often introduced Jordan as “the singer with the million dollar ears.”

Tracks

1  Introduction 00:26
2  God Bless The Child (Billie Holiday; Arthur Herzog Jr) 05:00
3  My Favorite Things (Richard Rodgers; Oscar Hammerstein II) 10:03
4  Inch Worm (Frank Loesser) 03:02
5  Because We’re Kids (Friedrich Hollaender; Dr Seuss) 02:05
6  Confirmation (Charlie Parker) 04:29
7  By Myself (Howard Dietz; Arthur Schwartz) 03:39
8  Why Was I Born (Jerome Kern; Oscar Hammerstein II) 04:56
9  Pearlie’s Swine (Steve Khan) 08:35

Media

Musicians

BassCameron Brown
DrumsBeaver Harris
PianoAlan Pasqua
SaxNorman Marnell
VocalsSheila Jordan

Liner Notes

Producer – Kiyoshi Itoh, Yasohachi Itoh
Producer (Executive) – Toshinari Koinuma
Recorded By – David Baker

Photography By – Tadayuki Naitoh

Recorded At – Vanguard Studios
Manufactured By – Test Of Time Records