Crossing – Sheila Jordan
Few Sheila Jordan concerts go by without her performing the inspirational folk-jazz composition The Crossing
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- Recording: Sheila Jordan - The Crossing
- Recorded on: October 1 & 2, 1984
- Label: Black Hawk (BKH 50501)
- Concert Key: D
- Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano, G3 to A4
- Style: Folk
- Vocal - Sheila Jordan
- Bass - Harvie Swartz
Our audio excerpt starts with the chorus, which is set up on the recording by the rubato verse.
Lyric Description: Sheila's inspirational lyric describes overcoming life's troubles at "the crossing," a place that represents peace of mind and trust in oneself that has a different manifestation in each person's life: for her, the crossing is music, which sets her free.
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born on November 18, 1928
Sheila Jordan is one of the most engaging and creative jazz vocalists alive today. Born in Detroit but raised in the Pennsylvania coal-mining country, Sheila became enamored with the music of Charlie Parker from her early teens. In 1940, she began singing and playing piano semi-professionally; a few years later she, Skeeter Spight, and Leroi Mitchell formed the trio Skeeter, Mitch and Jean. Despite being underage, she often hung around the Detroit clubs where Bird played and eventually gained his attention, resulting in Bird sometimes asking her trio to sing at his gigs. Read more...