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Cassandra Wilson

Although her recording career has been somewhat erratic, Cassandra Wilson became one of the top jazz singers of the '90s, a vocalist blessed with a distinctive and flexible voice who is not afraid to take chances. She began playing piano and guitar when she was nine and was working as a vocalist by the mid-'70s, singing a wide variety of material. Following a year in New Orleans, Wilson moved to New York in 1982 and began working with Dave Holland and Abbey Lincoln. After meeting Steve Coleman, she became the main vocalist with the M-Base Collective. Although there was really no room for a singer in the overcrowded free funk ensembles, Wilson did as good a job of fitting in as was possible. She worked with New Air and recorded her first album as a leader in 1985. By her third record, a standards date, she was sounding quite a bit like Betty Carter.

After a few more albums in which she mostly performed original and rather inferior material, Wilson changed direction and performed an acoustic blues-oriented program for Blue Note called Blue Light 'Til Dawn. By going back in time, she had found herself, and has since continued interpreting vintage country blues and folk music in fresh and creative ways up until the present day. During 1997 she toured as part of Wynton Marsalis' Blood on the Fields production. Traveling Miles, her tribute to Miles Davis, followed two years later. For 2002's Belly of the Sun, she drew on an array of roots musics -- blues, country, soul, rock -- to fashion a record that furthered her artistic career while still aligning well with trends in popular music. Glamoured, released in 2003, posed a different kind of challenge; half the material was composed by Wilson herself. Unwilling to stand still, she gently explored sampling and other hip-hop techniques for 2006's Thunderbird. She followed 2008's Loverly, another album of standards, with Silver Pony in 2010. Ever a musical chameleon, she changed direction again with an album of mostly original tunes entitled Another Country, which she co-produced with electric guitarist Fabrizio Sotti. Recorded in Italy, New Orleans, and New York, it was released in the summer of 2012.~ Scott Yanow, Rovi
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matsdw
Amazing voice. Simply enchanting. Sing !! Sing!!!
just saw her in concert at Kuumbwa and she was amazing. a magican voice and beautiful lady.
Simply the best
Classic .... Her style is like no other ..
rjharper10
Sing Cassandra sing...
Absolutely love everything she's recorded !!!! Real talk !! Love truly phases dimensions !!! Ella, Betty, Carmen and Sarah must be soooo proud that Ms Wilson is keeping the tradition alive x
TIME AFTER TIME , I love her randition of this song and everything else she makes. Some artists are so good, it puzzles me how some get blown up on RADIO&TV and others never heard of for instance Cassandra Wilson and Nancy Wilson and many others, What they don't like WILSON ladies(LOL) but very serious!!!!! ! ! ! !
Cassandra Wilson is simply awesome!!!! How can you not enjoy her voice and style. She is wonderful in person as well. I am really taking issue with Pandora and the bios they put out there on quite a few artist...May b e they need fans to write for them...:)
Most of the jazz I love is instrumental , but there is something about Cassandra Wilson. She is just so cool! Her backing musicians and rhythms and textures are so compelling! I have two versions of Sea and Sky, they are my favorites by her. Both versions are fantastic, but my favorite is a studio version with guitar. I love to put it on, and just sail away.
calchinaka
Con't: salis brothers and the scores of upcoming artists/musi c i a n s like them who are true to the art of music. Hurray for the blessings, blessings..t h e universe contiues to bring eternal blessings!
calchinaka
Con't: nowing. This vision cannot be released unitil the artist has fully found their voice so that the world can understand what is being conveyed. Not to mentioned the relationship s that must be nurtured before they have fully discovered their sound. Many of the present day performers have not done so because the industry has to define and design categorical sound that must manufacture quick returns. It's like they are mimicking the fast food industry.Tha n k goodness for Miles, Cassandra, Mar
calchinaka
Thank you Rovi for your biographical synopsis. However, I think your assessment as far as Cassandra having an erratic career path is not an accurate statement. Quite often, artists who are pioneers and dexterious (connecting with other artists) while in the mode of creating sound do so in order to sharpen their chops. To step out into the musical abyss takes a strong sense of self or a quiet confidence. These musicians who are true to their artistry only release their sound with an intuitive k
....Cassandr a still makes it happen!__... h a s kept making it her own for years now....Jazz innovation.. . . . a n d even the dreaded term--'cross o v e r ' . . . . w h i c h usually does 'no't for,...but Cassandra has made it work..._from -Traveling Miles- .....to her 'covers' of the -Pop-side-.. . . . . . . k e e p doing that!......r i g h t there......
Cassandra Wilson is mesmerizing! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! She has been my number one for years....... . . . . h o m e g i r l from Ms.
the younger generation doesnt understand, my arse. im in my 20s and i appreciate good music, and more significantl y , a great vocalist. jazz, rap, r&b, dance music, i wish the older generation would stop thinking us kids are a bunch of idiots!
She makes my body move...
vimr
luv her
I absolutely love you woman; Marry Me!
It is a toss up between Diana Krall and CW for my favorite current Jazz Vocalists. Both are wonderful, I have seen both and both are outstanding live. I hope they are around for a long long time.
Truly different, incredible smoky tone.
Cassandra Wilson is my musical goddess.
Joan As Police Woman, anyone?
All others stand quietly in line and wait your turn. Bring a book--it'll be a while . . .
p_ert251
The younger generation just don't know what they are missing by not understandin g stylists such as the two Wilsons Ms. Nancy and Ms. Cassandra.
crystalnewki r k 6
I have enjoyed all of Cassandra Wilson albums. She is one of my favorites and one of absolute best! My favorite album is Thunderbird.
Hey, actually Cassandra moved to LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS. Not New Orleans. She worked as a waitress at a T.G.I. Fridays on Markham that is now another restaurant.
metaphorart
Saw her last night at the Blue Note in New York. I have been a fan for years but was still blown away by her skills as an interpreter and her pure and sensual engagement with the art of singing. Watching and listening as each song developed was like being with an artist in her studio creating this art before your eyes. She is an American treasure!
I love her style, it is unique. if you listen closely you just know it's CW although you may catch a Simone tonation occassionall y it is all CW. I love her voice.
raychild916
If my life had a soundtrack, most of the songs and sounds would be CW. Love her!
she DOES have a deep, masculine-so u n d i n g , voice with sweet undertones.. . . l i k e your boyfriend's cologne when you're wearing his shirt to bed.... I fell in love w/ CW on the "Love Jones" Sdtrk.... I listened to that song, and had to LOOK to see if it was a man singing.... her voice is haunting and sticks to your spirit. I had the privilege of seeing her perfom at UC Davis and she was wonderful!!! ! ! !
in person,she's even better. The musicians that play with her are great!
She's playing in two days in my town. I love her!
She sounds like a dude, to be honest! But I like her voice! Deep and soulful!
love her
first artist since Aretha Franklin that i fell in love with at first note. . . everything i've heard her do is simply Cassandradiz e d ! . . . smooth, rich, mellow, controlled yet free. . .her sound is unique and absolute honey with a pinch of cayenne pepper!
To me she sound a lot like Nina Simone

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