[JPL] George Russell
lendobbin at sympatico.ca
Thu Jul 20 10:02:54 EDT 2006
Shiela Jordan actually made her recording debut in November 1960 singing
"Yesterdays" on a session
by Peter Ind - it was released on his Wave label.
I first met her around that time at Page Three where I went to hear my
friend, pianist Valdo Williams. He did the introduction and Sheila and I
have been friends ever since.
Speaking of great singers, you must hear Roberta Gambarini - her CD "Easy To
Love" showcases one of the best singers I've heard in years.
"Bird In Igor's Yard" was released on a multiple Capitol CD set some years
ago - I believe it's still available -
I once had DeFranco on my show and played that cut, he told me that he had a
whole book of George Russell charts but when the folks at Capitol heard
"Igor" they nixed any more recordings and in fact sat on "Igor" for
a number of years.
Among his landmark compositions is "A Bird in Igor's Yard," which Buddy
DeFranco's Orchestra recorded for Capitol in 1949. Sheila Jordan made her
recording debut singing his arresting arrangement of "You Are My Sunshine"
on the Riverside release "The Outer View."
> Tom Reney
> This week's sponsor: Lisa Hilton's MIDNIGHT IN MANHATTAN
> A sinfully sultry mix of originals and standards'' is what JazzTrenzz
> reviewer Karl Stober had to say about composer/pianist Lisa Hilton's
> latest release, 'MIDNIGHT IN MANHATTAN', (Ruby Slippers Productions).
> Inspired by a late New York night, she has once again created a recording
> full of evocative moods, strong melodies and expressive arrangements.
> Creating a new band for these sessions, 'Midnight In Manhattan' also
> features famed Brubeck saxman Bobby Militello, John Friday on drums and
> long time bassist Reggie McBride. Eighteen-time Grammy winning
> engineer/producer Al Schmitt recorded and mixed with Hilton in Studio
> A/Capitol Studios keeping a natural sound that compliments the straight
> ahead tracks.
> Trained in contemporary and classical piano, Hilton contemplated jazz
> greats for inspiration. ''I've always been inspired by the melodies of our
> great American songwriters of the 30's, the rhythmic hooks of classic jazz
> of the 50's and a bit of our blues from the South'' comments Hilton, ''but
> I do think that jazz can be inspired by this musical heritage and still
> sound cool today.''
> Hilton's music continues to earn numerous awards and honors. Her music is
> distributed by Navarre and is available at most retail and online stores.
> Her website is: www.lisahiltonmusic.com.
> Send jazzproglist mailing list submissions to
> jazzproglist at jazzweek.com
> To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit
> or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to
> jazzproglist-request at jazzweek.com
> You can reach the person managing the list at
> jazzproglist-owner at jazzweek.com
More information about the jazzproglist