For thunderbird, her last Blue Note recording in 2006, vocalist Cassandra Wilson explored the outer reaches of jazz with a multilayered sonic approach piloted by pop producer T Bone Burnett and supported by his A-team of studio musicians including guitarist Marc Ribot and drummer Jim Keltner. This time, Wilson ventures into another fascinating direction with Loverly, a tantalizing, rhythmically driven collection of jazz standards given new luster with a top-drawer band of friends that includes Marvin Sewell on guitar, Jason Moran on piano, Herlin Riley on drums, Lekan Babalola on percussion and Lonnie Plaxico on bass (with bassist Reginald Veal and trumpeter Nicholas Payton guesting).
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Cassandra Wilson celebrates 20th anniversary of Blue Light 'Til Dawn / Chicago Tribune
Quick: Name the best jazz recording of 1993. For me, there was no contest: Cassandra Wilson's Blue Light 'Til Dawn, an album that sounded like nothing else in jazz that year (or any other) and established Wilson as one of the pre-eminent jazz vocalists of our era.The recording altered the arc of Wilson's career, opening her up to new sounds yet to come and placing her at the forefront of deve...
Cassandra Wilson collaborates with T Bone Burnett on stunning new CD, Thunderbird
Cassandra Wilson never fails to surprise and inspire. Sexy, honey-velvet vocals wrapped around her own jazzy blue compositions or inventive interpretations of others' material led TIME magazine to name her "America's Best Singer" in recent years. On her new CD Thunderbird she has collaborated with red hot producer T Bone Burnett to surprise, yet again. "Working with T Bone took the ...
Born in Mississippi, Grammy award winning vocalist Cassandra Wilson has explored everything from the newest innovations to her Southern roots. A founding member of the innovative M-BASE collective, Wilson has always been a critical figure in the music world. Over the years, she has covered a large variety of genres and continues to develop her sound....