Landis, Sheila

Shelan, 2011CD
Instrument: Female Vocals

Issue: 18.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
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O’s Notes: Sheila has been delighting Detroit area audiences since the 1990s with jazzy blues- based lyrics backed by guitarist and producer Rick Matle. Heart Plaza is her latest eclectic mix of highly improvised standards. Drummer Dennis Sheridan and bassist Wendell Harrison join the duo. Matle and Landis bend notes, shake up the rhythms and dance on the edge shining on “The Duke”, “Bag Lady” and “My Heart Goes Out”. They also include more mainstream tracks like “First Lady” and the “Jazz”. The adventurous collection is a worthy change of pace!


Publicist: SheLan Records