Sheila Jordan

Born: November 18, 1928    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Sheila Jordan

Sheila Jeanette Dawson, 18 November 1928, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Raised in poverty in Pennsylvania’s coal-mining country, Jordan began singing as a child and by the time she was in her early teens was working semi-professionally in Detroit clubs. Her first great influence was Charlie Parker and, indeed, most of her influences have been instrumentalists rather than singers.

Working chiefly with black musicians, she met with disapproval from the white community but persisted with her career. She was a member of a vocal trio, Skeeter, Mitch And Jean (she was Jean), who sang versions of Parker’s solos in a manner akin to that of the later Lambert, Hendricks And Ross. After moving to New York in the early 50s, she married Parker’s pianist, Duke Jordan, and studied with Charles Mingus and Lennie Tristano, but it was not until the early 60s that she made her first recordings....
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As a Leader/Co-Leader

1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

As a Side Musician

1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

As a Leader/Co-Leader


Sheila Jordan: Portrait Of Sheila
Blue Note
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 19° & October 12¹, 1962.
Tracks: Falling In Love With Love°²³ª; If You Could See Me Now°²³ª; Am I Blue°²³ª; Dat Dere°³; When the World Was Young°²³ª; Let's Face The Music And Dance¹²³ª; Laugh, Clown, Laugh¹²³ª; Who Can I Turn To?¹²; Baltimore Oriole°³ª; I'm A Fool To Want You¹²³ª; Hum Drum Blues¹³ª; Willow Weep For Me¹²³ª.
Personnel: Barry Galbraith: guitar²; Steve Swallow³: bass; Denzil Bestª: drums; Sheila Jordan: vocals.


Sheila Jordan: Confirmation
East Wind / Test of Time
Vanguard Studio, NYC, July 12 & 13, 1975.
Tracks: God Bless The Child; My Favorite Things; The Inch Worm; Because We're Kids; Confirmation; By Myself; Why Was I Born; Pearlie's Swine.
Personnel: Norman Marnell: tenor sax; Alan Pasqua: piano; Cameron Brown: bass; Beaver Harris: drums; Sheila Jordan: vocals.


Sheila Jordan & Arild Andersen: Sheila
Bendiksens Studio, Oslo, Norway, August 27 & 28, 1977.
Tracks: Song Of Joy; Hold Out Your Hands; Lush Life; The Saga Of Harrison Crabfeathers; What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?; On Green Dolphin Street; It Never Entered My Mind; Don't Explain; Better Than Anything; The Lady; Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone; Song Of Joy.
Personnel: Arild Andersen: bass; Sheila Jordan: vocals.


Steve Kuhn/Sheila Jordan Band: Playground
Columbia Recording Studios, NYC, July 1979.
Tracks: Tomorrow's Son; Gentle Thoughts; Poem For No. 15; The Zoo; Deep Tango; Life's Backward Glance.
Personnel: Steve Kuhn: piano; Harvie Swartz: bass; Bob Moses: drums; Sheila Jordan: vocals.


Steve Kuhn/Sheila Jordan Band: Last Year's Waltz
Fat Tuesday's, NYC, April 1981.
Tracks: Turn To Gold; The Drinking Song; Last Year's Waltz; I Remember You; Mexico; The Fruit Fly; The Feeling Within; Old Folks/Well You Needn't; Confirmation; The City Of Dallas.
Personnel: Steve Kuhn: piano; Harvie Swartz: bass; Bob Moses: drums; Sheila Jordan: vocals.


Sheila Jordan & Harvie Swartz: Old Time Feeling
Palo Alto/Muse
Eurosound, NYC, October 15, 1982.
Tracks: I Miss That Old Time Feeling; A Sleepin' Bee; How Deep Is The Ocean?; The Thrill Is Gone; Quasimodo; It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing); Lazy Afternoon; Whose Little Angry Man Are You; Let's Face The Music And Dance; Some Other Time; Barbados.
Personnel: Harvie Swartz: bass; Sheila Jordan: vocals.


Sheila Jordan: The Crossing
Black Hawk
Gramavision Studios, NYC, October 1 & 2, 1984.
Tracks: The Inchworm; Sheila's Blues; Little Willie Leaps; It Never Entered My Mind; The Crossing; You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To; You Must Believe In Spring; Suite For Lady And Prez; Goodbye Porkpie Hat; Don't Explain; I Got Rhythm; Until Tomorrow.
Personnel: Tom Harrell: flügelhorn; Kenny Barron: piano; Harvie Swartz: bass; Ben Riley: drums; Sheila Jordan: vocals.


Sheila Jordan: Body And Soul
Sound Ideas Studio, NYC, September 16 & 17, 1986.
Tracks: Body And Soul; Falling In Love With Love; What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?; A Sleepin' Bee; I'm A Fool To Want You; How Deep Is The Ocean?; Lush Life; Baltimore Oriole; Mood Indigo; When The World Was Young.
Personnel: Frank Wess: tenor sax; Kenny Barron: piano; Harvie Swartz: bass; Ben Riley: drums; Sheila Jordan: vocals.


Sheila Jordan & Harvie Swartz: The Very Thought Of Two
Vario Hall, Tokyo, Japan, February 4, 1988.
Tracks: The Very Thought Of You; Lost In The Stars; Honeysuckle Rose / Ain't Misbehavin'; You Are My Sunshine; Dat Dere; The Bird / Quasimodo; Spirits Arise / Morning Song / The Water Is Wide; Let's Face The Music And Dance/Cheek To Cheek/Sheila's Blues; You Must Believe In Spring.
Personnel: Harvie Swartz: bass; Sheila Jordan: vocals.


Sheila Jordan & Harvie Swartz: Songs From Within
The Harmony Hall, Matsumoto, Japan, March 1989.
Tracks: Dedication; If You Could See Me Now; Waltz For Debby; Good Morning Heartache; St. Thomas; You Don't Know What Love Is; My Shining Hour; We'll Be Together Again; Alone Together; A Child Is Born; In A Sentimental Mood; I Got Rhythm/Anthropology; Birmingham Jail.
Personnel: Harvie Swartz: bass; Sheila Jordan: vocals.

Sheila Jordan: Lost And Found
Sound On Sound, NYC, September 28 & 29, 1989.
Tracks: The Very Thought Of You; Good Morning Heartache; Alone Together; The Water Is Wide; Anthropology; Lost In The Stars; I Concentrate On You; My Shining Hour / We'll Be Together Again.
Personnel: Kenny Barron: piano; Harvie Swartz: bass; Ben Riley: drums; Sheila Jordan: vocals.


Sheila Jordan & Mark Murphy: One For Junior
Sear Sound, NYC, September 24, 1991.
Tracks: Where You At?; Round About / It All Goes Round; One For Junior; Trust In Me; The Bird / Quasimodo / Embraceable You; Aria 18; The Best Thing For You; Don't Like Goodbyes / Difficult To Say Goodbye.
Personnel: Kenny Barron: piano; Bill Mays: synthesizer; Harvie Swartz: bass; Ben Riley: drums; Sheila Jordan, Mark Murphy: vocals.


Sheila Jordan: Heart Strings
Clinton Recording Studios, NYC, March 5 & 6, 1993.
Tracks: Haunted Heart; Out To Sea (Sail Away); Japanese Dream / What'll I Do; If I Had You; Heart's Desire; The Inchworm / The Caterpillar Song; Comes Love; Look For The Silver Lining.
Personnel: Alan Broadbent: piano; Amy Hiraga, Laura Frautschi: violin; Maria Lambros Kannen: viola; Peter Wyrick: cello; Harvie Swartz: bass; Marvin "Smitty" Smith: drums; Sheila Jordan: vocals.


Sheila Jordan & Cameron Brown: I've Grown Accustomed To The Bass
Live at De Werf Jazz'halo Music Days, Bruges, Belgium, November 11, 1997.
Tracks: The Very Thought Of You; Better Than Anything; Dat Dere; Morning Song; The Bird / Quasimodo / Embraceable You; Goodbye Pork Pie Hat; Good Morning Heartache; I Got Rhythm / Listen To Monk (Rhythm-A-Ning); Sheila's Blues; I've Grown Accustomed To The Bass.
Personnel: Cameron Brown: bass; Sheila Jordan: vocals.


Sheila Jordan and E.S.P. Trio: Sheila's Back In Town
Tour of Italy: Cremona, March 1; Koper, March 7; Busto Arsizio, March 10; Bologna, March 14; Alcamo, March 17; Forli, March 20; Ancona, March 21, 1998.
Tracks: Art Deco; The Bird / Quasimodo; Prelude II°; Someone To Watch Over Me°; The Inchworm; Look For The Silver Lining; Sheila's Blues; The Water Is Wide°; Morning Song / Dat Dere; I Got Rhythm/Rhythm-A-Ning; Lazy Afternoon; Where You At.
Personnel: Riccardo Parruci°: flute; Roberto Cipelli: piano; Gloria Merani°: violin; Alessandro Franconi°: viola; Filippo Burchietti°: cello; Attillio Zanchi: bass; Gianni Cazzola: drums; Sheila Jordan: vocals.

Sheila Jordan: Jazz Child
Sound On Sound, NYC, April 1 & 2, 1998.
Tracks: Jazz Child; The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress; Reel Time°; Art Deco; The Zoo; My Ship; Oh Henry°; Bird Alone; Ballad For Miles / My Funny Valentine; Buffalo Wings; Everything Happens To Me°; Everytime We Say Goodbye / For All We Know; Jazz Child - Reprise.
Personnel: Steve Kuhn: piano; Dave Finck: bass; Billy Drummond: drums; Sheila Jordan, Theo Bleckmann°: vocals.


Sheila Jordan: Little Song
The Studio, NYC, June 3 & 4, 2002.
Tracks: Little Song / Blackbird; Autumn In New York°; Barbados; On A Slow Boat To China; Hello Young Lovers; Fairweather°; Something's Gotta Give; If I Should Lose You°; The Way He Captured Me; Deep Tango; The Touch Of Your Lips°; When I Grow Too Old To Dream; Little Song.
Personnel: Tom Harrell°: trumpet, flügelhorn; Steve Kuhn: piano; David Finck: bass; Billy Drummond: drums; Sheila Jordan: vocals.


Sheila Jordan & Cameron Brown: Celebration
Live at The Triad, NYC, November 17 & 18, 2004.
Tracks: Hum Drum Blues; Mood Indigo; It's You Or No One; Brother Where Are You?; Blues Medley For Miles: Blue Skies / All Blues / Freddie Freeloader; The Promise Of You; Astaire/Rodgers Medley: Let's Face The Music And Dance / Cheek To Cheek / I Won't Dance / I Could Have Danced All Night; Straight Ahead; Fats Meets Bird Medley: Honeysuckle Rose / Ain't Misbehavin' / Scrapple From The Apple; Birk's Works°; Sheila's Blues; The Crossing.
Personnel: Cameron Brown: bass; Sheila Jordan, Jay Clayton°: vocals.

As a Side Musician


Looking Out
Peter Ind
NYC, November 1960.
Tracks: Yesterdays.
Personnel: Ronnie Ball: piano; Al Schackman: guitar; Peter Ind: bass; Sheila Jordan: vocals.


The Outer View
George Russell
NYC, August 27, 1962.
Tracks: You Are My Sunshine.
Personnel: Don Ellis: trumpet; Garnett Brown: trombone; Paul Plummer: tenor sax; George Russell: piano; Steve Swallow: bass; Pete LaRoca: drums; Sheila Jordan: vocals.


Jack Reilly
St. Peter's Lutheran Church, NYC, November 26, 1968.
Tracks: Benedictus.
Personnel: Norman Marnell: tenor sax; Jack Reilly: piano; Jack Six: bass; Joe Cocuzzo: drums; Sheila Jordan: vocals.

1968, 1970, 1971

Escalator Over The Hill
Carla Bley/Paul Haines
RCA Recording Studios, NYC, November 1968, November 1970-June 1971; The Cinematheque, NYC, March 1971; Public Theater, NYC, June 1971.
Tracks: ...This Is Here°; Escalator Over The Hill¹; Ginger And David²; Over Her Head³; End Of Animalsª; ...And It's Again*.
Personnel: Enrico Rava°, Michael Snow³: trumpet; Don Cherry: trumpet°*, vocals*; Bob Carlisle°¹³: french horn; Sharon Freeman: french horn°¹²ª*, vocals³; Jimmy Knepper°¹: trombone; Sam Burtis: trombone°¹ª*, vocals³; Roswell Rudd°¹²³ª*, Jack Jeffers°¹²³ª*: trombone, vocals; John Buckingham°¹²³ª*: tuba; Howard Johnson: tuba³, vocals°¹ª³*; Perry Robinson¹³, Souren Baronian*: clarinet; Jimmy Lyons°³: alto sax; Gato Barbieri¹²³, Peggy Imig³: tenor sax; Chris Woods¹³: baritone sax; Don Preston: synthesizer°, vocalsª; Carla Bley: organ°*, piano°¹³, vocals°²³*; Michael Mantler: trumpet°¹²³ª*, trombone³, piano°, keyboards°*, synthesizer°*, vocals°*; John McLaughlin*, Sam Brown*: guitar; Leroy Jenkins*: violin; Nancy Newton³: viola³, vocals°¹³ª*; Calo Scott*: cello; Charlie Haden¹²³ª*, Richard Youngstein³, Ron McClure*: bass; Jack Bruce: bass*, vocals°*; Paul Motian²³ª*: drums; Jeanne Lee°*, Jane Blackstone°¹²³ª*, Jonathan Cott°*, Steve Gebhardt°*, Tyrus Gerlach°*, Eileen Hale°*, Rosalind Hupp°¹³ª*, Timothy Marquand°¹³ª*, Tod Papageorge°²³ª*, Bob Stewart°²³ª*, Pat Stewart°¹³ª*, Viva°*, Karen Mantler¹, Phyllis Schneider¹, Linda Ronstadt³, Sheila Jordan: vocals.


Numatik Swing Band
Roswell Rudd And The Jazz Composer's Orchestra
Butterfly Mobile Sound Van, NYC, July 6, 1973.
Tracks: Vent; Breathahoward; Circulation; Lullaby For Greg; Aerosphere.
Personnel: Enrico Rava, Mike Lawrence, Charles Sullivan, Michael Krasnov: trumpet; Art Baron, Gary Brocks: trombone; Janet Donaruma, Sharon Freeman, Jeffrey Schlegel: french horn; Roswell Rudd: french horn, tuba; Bob Stewart, Howard Johnson: tuba; Mike Bresler: piccolo, flute, soprano sax; Martin Alter: flute, oboe, alto sax; Carlos Ward: flute, alto sax; Perry Robinson: clarinet; Dewey Redman: clarinet, tenor sax; Charles Davis: soprano sax, baritone sax; Hod O'Brien: piano; Sirone, Charlie Haden: bass; Beaver Harris, Lou Grassi: drums; Sue Evans, Dan Johnson: percussion; Sheila Jordan: vocals.


Flexible Flyer
Roswell Rudd
Blue Rock Studio, NYC, March 1974.
Tracks: What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?; Maiden Voyage; Suh Blah Blah Buh Sibi; Waltzing In The Sagebrush; Moselle Variations: Whatever Turns You On Baby / Tuff Muffins / Moselle.
Personnel: Roswell Rudd: trombone, french horn; Hod O'Brien: piano; Arild Andersen: bass; Barry Altschul: drums; Sheila Jordan: vocals.

Perdas De Fogu (Burning Stones)
Marcello Melis / Mario Schiano
Blue Rock Studio, NYC, June 13 & 14, 1974.
Tracks: Sa Bruscia Narat; Italjazz; Rivvalta; Perdas De Fogu; Sulcis; Anghelu Ruju.
Personnel: Mario Schiano: alto sax; Don Pullen: piano; Bruce Johnson: guitar; Marcello Melis: bass; Jerome Cooper: drums; Ray Mantilla: percussion; Sheila Jordan: vocals.


Roswell Rudd
NYC, March 26 & 27, 1976.
Tracks: Blues For The Planet Earth; You Blew It.
Personnel: Enrico Rava: trumpet; Roswell Rudd: tuba, percussion; Kenny Davern: clarinet, soprano sax; Steve Lacy: soprano sax, percussion; Tyrone Washington: tenor sax; Patti Bown: piano; Wilbur Little: bass; Paul Motian: drums; Jordan Steckel: percussion; Sheila Jordan: vocals.


Free To Dance
Marcello Melis
Black Saint
Downtown Studio, NYC, May 1978.
Tracks: Before The Lights Go On; Struggle To Be; Free To Dance.
Personnel: Lester Bowie, Enrico Rava: trumpet; George Lewis, Gary Valente: trombone; Don Pullen: piano; Fred Hopkins, Marcello Melis: bass; Nana Vasconcelos, Don Moye: percussion; Sheila Jordan, Jeanne Lee: vocals.


Lennie Tristano Memorial Concert
Various Artists
Town Hall, NYC, January 28, 1979.
Tracks: You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To; Yesterdays; Confirmation.
Personnel: Harold Danko: piano; Cameron Brown: bass; Lou Grassi: drums; Sheila Jordan: vocals.

Home - Music By Steve Swallow To Poems By Robert Creeley
Steve Swallow
Columbia Recording Studios, NYC, September 1979.
Tracks: Some Echoes; "She was young..."; "Nowhere one..."; Colors; Home; In the Fall; "You didn't think..."; Ice Cream; Echo; Midnight.
Personnel: David Liebman: soprano sax, tenor sax; Steve Kuhn: piano; Lyle Mays: synthesizer; Steve Swallow: bass; Bob Moses: drums; Sheila Jordan: vocals.


When Elephants Dream Of Music
Bob Moses
Vanguard Studio, NYC, April 11 & 12, 1982.
Tracks: Happy To Be Here Today.
Personnel: Chris Rogers: trumpet; Terumasa Hino: cornet; Barry Rogers: trombone; Howard Johnson: contrabass clarinet, tuba; David Gross: alto sax; Doc Halliday: tenor sax, soprano sax; Jim Pepper: tenor sax; Lyle Mays: synthesizer; David Friedman: vibes, marimba; Bill Frisell: guitar; Steve Swallow, Michael Formanek: bass; Bob Moses: drums, percussion, vocals; Joe Bonadio, Ayieb Dieng: percussion; Nana Vasconcelos: percussion, vocals; Sheila Jordan: vocals.

Aki Takase
Vanguard Studios, NYC, May 20, 21 & 24, 1982.
Tracks: I Hear Your Music; Dohke.
Personnel: Aki Takase: piano; Cecil McBee: bass; Bob Moses: drums; Sheila Jordan: vocals.


The George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band
Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany, July 1983.
Tracks: El Chancho; In The Tradition Of Switzerland; No One Can Explain It; The Holy Grail Of Jazz And Joy.
Personnel: Bill Pussey, Marcus Belgrave, Tom Harrell, Palle Mikkelborg: trumpet, flügelhorn; Dave Bargeron: trombone, euphonium; Julian Priester, David Taylor: trombone; Peter Gordon, Tom Varner: french horn; Howard Johnson: tuba, bass clarinet; Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky: alto sax, soprano sax, clarinet; Charlie Mariano: alto sax, soprano sax, flute; Seppo "Baron" Paakkunainen: tenor sax, flute; Dino Saluzzi: bandoneon; George Gruntz: keyboard, piano; Mark Egan: bass; Bob Moses: drums; Sheila Jordan: vocals.


Epilog (Bill Evans In Memoriam)
Egil Kapstad
Høvikodden Arts Centre, Oslo, Norway, 1984.
Tracks: Epilog, Part One; Epilog, Part Two.
Personnel: Bjørn Johansen: tenor sax; Egil Kapstad: piano; Ørnulf Boye Hansen, Mette Steen: violin; Oddbjørn Bauer: viola; Merete Olsen: cello; Bjørn Alterhaug: bass; Egil "Bop" Johansen: drums; Sheila Jordan: vocals.

That's The Way I Feel Now: A Tribute To Thelonious Monk
Various Artists
A & M.
Mediasound Studios, NYC; Sound Suite, Detroit; 1984.
Tracks: Ba-Lue-Bolivar-Ba-Lues-Are.
Personnel: Marcus Belgrave: trumpet; Jervonny Collier: trombone; David Was: flute; David McMurray: alto sax; Michael Ward: tenor sax; Don Was: guitar, synthesizer; Larry Fratangelo: percussion; Sheila Jordan, Sweet Pea Atkinson, Harry Bowens, Carol Hall, Donald Ray Mitchell: vocals.


More Mistletoe Magic
Various Artists
Palo Alto
Hollywood, CA, 1985.
Tracks: God Rest Ye / We Three Kings.
Personnel: Harvie Swartz: bass; Sheila Jordan: vocals.


Happening Now!
The George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band
hat Art
Caravan of Dreams, Fort Worth, TX, October 16 & 17, 1987.
Tracks: Happening Now?.
Personnel: Marvin Stamm, Kenny Wheeler, Enrico Rava, Manfred Schoof, Franco Ambrosetti: trumpet, flügelhorn; Ray Anderson, Art Baron, David Taylor: trombone; Tom Varner, Sharon Freeman: french horn; Howard Johnson: baritone sax, tuba; Lee Konitz: alto sax, cl; Ernst Ludwig Petrowsky: alto sax, soprano sax, clarinet; Joe Henderson: tenor sax; Larry Schneider: soprano sax, tenor sax, cl; George Gruntz: keyboards, piano; Mike Richmond: bass, Bob Moses: drums; Sheila Jordan: vocals.


Sins 'N Wins 'N Funs: Left-Cores And Hard-Core En-Cores
The George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band
Paladium, Geneva, Switzerland, April 12, 1987° & Berlin Jazz Festival, Berlin, Germany, November 2, 1988¹.
Tracks: Plainsong°; The Berlin Tango¹.
Personnel: Palle Mikkelborg°, Arturo Sandoval¹: trumpet; Howard Johnson¹: tuba; Dino Saluzzi¹: bandoneon; Peter Erskine¹: drums; Sheila Jordan: vocals; others.


Looking Back
Karlheinz Miklin
SOS Music
Graz, Austria, April 1988.
Tracks: Goodbye Pork Pie Hat; Don't Explain.
Personnel: Karlheinz Miklin: alto flute, alto sax; Peter Mihelic: piano; Ewald Oberleitner: bass; Heimo Wiederhofer: drums; Sheila Jordan: vocals.


Goetz Tangerding Trio
Studio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany, October 25, 1989 & January 24, 1990.
Tracks: Ballad Of The Sad Young Men; Whose Angry Little Man; Quasimodo°.
Personnel: Goetz Tangerding: piano; Wolfgang Lackerschmid°: vibes; Christian Stock: bass; Heimo Wiederhofer: drums; Sheila Jordan: vocals.


Songposts Vol. 1
Various Artists
Word Of Mouth
Current Sounds, NYC, August 27, 1991.
Tracks: Waltz For Debby; I've Grown Accustomed To Your Bass.
Personnel: Harvie Swartz: bass; Sheila Jordan: vocals.


Cosmopolitan Greeting
George Gruntz / Allen Ginsberg
Musikszene Schwiez MGB
Philharmonie, Köln (Cologne), Germany, May 26, 1992.
Tracks: Happening Now?; Those Two & Maturity; 7th Avenue Express Blues; FUN (NY DEATH); Prophecy.
Personnel: Don Cherry: trumpet, ethno-instruments; Andy Haderer, Rob Bruynen, Klaus Osterloh, John Marshall: trumpet; Ray Anderson: trombone, vocals; Dave Horler, Ludwig Nuss, Bernt Laukamp, Roy Deuvall: trombone; Howard Johnson: tuba, baritone sax, vocals; Heiner Wilberny, Harald Rosenstein, Olivier Peters, Rolf Römer, Steffen Schorn: reeds; George Gruntz: piano; Mike Richmond: bass; Danny Gottlieb: drums; Christoph Eidens, Freddie Santiago: percussion; Renee Manning, Sheila Jordan, Mark Murphy: vocals.


Rhapsody II
Lee Konitz
Paddle Wheel
The Studio, NYC, July 7, 1993.
Tracks: You Don't Know What Love Is.
Personnel: Lee Konitz: soprano sax; Harvie Swartz: bass; Sheila Jordan: vocals.

The Water Is Wide
Jane Bunnett
Reaction Sound, August, 18 & 19, 1993.
Tracks: You Must Believe In Spring; The Water Is Wide°.
Personnel: Larry Cramer: trumpet; Jane Bunnett: soprano sax; Don Pullen: piano; Kieran Overs: bass; Billy Hart: drums; Sheila Jordan, Jeanne Lee°: vocals.


Spirits - Live At Vartan Jazz
Various Artists
Vartan Jazz
Vartan Jazz, Denver, CO, September 30 & October 1, 1994.
Tracks: Danny Boy; Quasimodo.
Personnel: Mark Soskin: piano; Harvie Swartz: bass; Joe LaBarbera: drums; Sheila Jordan: vocals.


Bethlehem Counterpoint
The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra
Tracks: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen / We Three Kings / Bethlehem Counterpoint; Begats; Celestial Light; Who Is the Prophet; Sweet Child.
Personnel: K.C. Dunbar, Jeanne Snodgrass, Taylor Ho Bynum, Greg Kelley, Mike Peipman: trumpet; Bob Pilkington, Jay Keyser: trombone; Jeff Marsanskis, Bill Lowe: trombone, tuba; Arni Cheatham, Peter Bloom, Phil Scarff, Daniel Ian Smith, Mark Messier, Dan Zupan, Brad Jones, Dan Bosshardt: reeds; Richard Nelson: guitar; Jesse Williams, Ken Filiano, Jane Wang: bass; Jerry Edwards: bass, vocals; Harry Wellott: drums; Craig Ellis: percussion; Donna Hewitt-Didham, Sheila Jordan: vocals.

Here And How!
Cameron Brown
Gouvy, Belgium & Brussels, Belgium, November 1997.
Tracks: Art Deco; For All We Know; Rylie's Bounce; Remembrance; What Reason Could I Give? / For Dad and Dannie; Double Arc Jake.
Personnel: Dave Ballou: trumpet, flügelhorn; Dewey Redman: tenor sax; Cameron Brown: bass; Leon Parker: drums; Sheila Jordan: vocals.


Broad Strokes
Roswell Rudd
Nevessa Studio, Saugerties, NY, September 22, 1999.
Tracks: The Light.
Personnel: Roswell Rudd: trombone; Mike Kull: piano; Sheila Jordan: vocals.

Straight Ahead
Christian Stock Trio
YVP Music
Augsburg, Germany, November 10, 1999.
Tracks: Autumn in New York; Barbados; Sail Away; Song Of Joy.
Personnel: Karel Ruzicka: piano; Christian Stock: bass; Walter Bittner: drums; Sheila Jordan: vocals.


Ladies Sing For Lovers
Frank Mantooth
MCG Jazz
Track: Ballad Of The Sad Young Men.
Personnel: Tom DeLibero, Kevin Lawson, Bruce Gates, Stacy Rowles: trumpet; Sonny Hernandez, Kevin Stout, Nathan Tanouye: trombone; Marty Erickson: tuba; Daniel Culpepper, Paul Riggio: french horn; Colin Skinner: bassoon, woodwind; Juliette Lewis: oboe, woodwind; Victor Ash: clarinet, woodwind, vocals; Jerry DiMuzio: flute; Howard McGill, Andy Panayi: flute, alto flute, piccolo, woodwind; Kim Park: flute, alto sax, soprano sax, tenor sax; Jay Craig: bass clarinet, baritone sax; Frank Mantooth: piano; Danny Embrey: guitar; Helen Chytrova: violin; Pavel Horejsi: viola; Ondrej Cibulka: cello; Bob Bowman: bass; Todd Strait: drums; Sheila Jordan: vocals.


These Days
Ellen Johnson
Vocal Visions
April-August, 2005.
Tracks: The Crossing; Little Messenger.
Personnel: Larry Koonse: guitar; Darek Oles: bass; Roy McCurdy: drums; Ana Gazzola: percussion; Ellen Johnson, Sheila Jordan: vocals.

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