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This Heart of Mine


Download links and information about This Heart of Mine by Jackie Ryan. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 01:08:37 minutes.

Artist: Jackie Ryan
Release date: 2003
Tracks: 14
Duration: 01:08:37
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No. Title Length
1. This Heart of Mine 3:52
2. Sleepin' Bee 3:46
3. Estate (Summer) 6:34
4. East of the Sun 5:50
5. Jump for Joy 4:00
6. Make It Last 5:45
7. Anos Dourados (Golden Years) 3:59
8. Maybe September 5:15
9. When I Grow Too Old to Dream 3:39
10. Moon and Sand 5:34
11. Come Back to Me/Lover Come Back to Me 4:13
12. Sari (Trieste) 6:48
13. Velas Içadas (Sails) 4:49
14. Seasons of the Heart 4:33



On the surface, this seems to be just another excellent vocal jazz recording by a popular San Francisco-based singer whose best-known longtime gig is the London club Ronnie Scott's. Yet the exotica of Ryan and the music she chooses is so much a part of the story, from her sultry Italian on "Estate" to her crafty Portuguese on Jobim's joyful samba "Anos Dourados." Her bio makes multiple mentions of her multiethnic background — Mexican, Irish, and French — perhaps to justify her ability to tackle the foreign tunes. Yet at heart, she's an honest to God jazz singer in the Sarah Vaughan/Betty Carter mode who seems coziest on lush ballads like the title track and fun swingers like "A Sleepin' Bee" and Ellington's "Jump for Joy," which starts as a sparse, stylish duet with voice and John Wiitala's bass before incorporating Allen Smith's playful muted trumpet. Each song has a credited arranger, an obvious ode to the care with which Ryan chose and interpreted this varied material. Although her name is still not on the lips of mainstream jazz fans, Ryan's association here with legends like Toots Thielemans (who adds harmonica romance to tunes like "Estate") and Ernie Watts (whose inimitable tenor infuses three tunes), along with her diverse talents, will help expose her to a well-deserved wider audience.