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Sheila Jordan: Confirmation

Having more than a decade pass between first and second albums amounts to bad luck, bad management, bad reception or incredible self-discipline. In the case of Sheila Jordan’s cheekily titled Confirmation, released 12 years after her stellar 1963 Blue Note debut, Portrait of Sheila Jordan, it is unquestionably the latter. Determined never to dilute her jazz purity (a promise she’s kept for more than 40 years), Jordan chose to wait until the circumstances were precisely right for a follow-up rather than settle for a sophomore effort she considered less than perfect.

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