This Heart Of Mine

Jackie Ryan

Label: OpenArt Productions
Released: 2003
Views: 3,285


* This Heart Of Mine; * Sleepin' Bee; * Estate (Summer); * East Of The Sun; * Jump For Joy; * Make It Last; * Anos Dourados (Golden Years); * Maybe September; * When I Grow Too Old To Dream; * Moon and Sand; * Come Back To Me/Lover Come Back To Me; * Sari (Trieste); * Velas Içadas (Sails); * Seasons of the Heart;


Jackie Ryan
voice / vocals
Ernie Watts
saxophone, tenor

Additional Personnel / Information

Amina Figarova, Jon Mayer, Leonard Thompson: piano; Ruth Davies, Darek Oles, John Witala: bass; Omar Clay, Jason Lewis, Roy McCurdy: drums; Bart Plateau: flute; Allen Smith: trumpet; Steve Erquiaga: guitar

Album Description

**** 4 STARS Downbeat Magazine "I like everything about this multifarious, multilingual disc. I only wish it would go multiplatinum. Jackie Ryan is the Rita Hayworth of jazz, her natural sensuousness and bold inhibition as fiery as her luminous locks. On "This Heart of Mine", the Mexican - Irish chanteuse's sublime follow-up to last year's "Passion Flower", Ryan delivers 14 tracks recorded at three different sessions, each showcasing a different piano - based trio (augmented by such special guests as TootsThielemans and Ernie Watts).... The results are consistently wonderful. I like the steam she adds to "East of the Sun" (who knew it could be so sultry?), the unbridled elation of a "Jump For Joy" that manages to rival Mark Murphy's. I like the way her " When I Grow Too Old To Dream" oozes with satisfied self-confidence, and I cheer her blistering blend of "Come Back To Me" and "Lover Come Back To Me". — Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes Review - December 2003 "'This Heart of Mine' is still simply one of the best vocal jazz records in recent memory" — Matthias Kirsch Head of Music for JazzRadio 101.9 in Berlin. Continental Europe's only 24/7 Mainstream jazz station. Winner of Best Jazz Format for the third time in a row at the NY International Radio Programming Awards.

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