Laurie Krauz's "Jazz Soup" -- Presents a Tribute to Bebop Icon -- Sheila Jordan

November 10, 2014 11:23 PM

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One aspect that distinguishes many jazz singers from other vocalists is the tight collaboration between the singer and their instrumentalist colleagues. Not only does the artist work in tandem with his or her band, a significant percentage of singers actually study the technique and musical "licks" applied by those players that they so revere. Singer Sheila Jordan, a major proponent of the bebop school, had situated herself in the presence of the masters -- Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, and Thelonious Monk -- becoming a master herself.

Jordan has maintained a sixty-year plus career; she is still touring -- bringing her luminous voice and intimate stage presence to aficionados around the globe.

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