Cassandra Wilson
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1955-12-04
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Cassandra Wilson

Cassandra Wilson Biography (BBC)

With a bluesy, sultry, rich voice, and a broad expressive range, Wilson is one of the finest singers of the contemporary jazz scene. Her albums range from the pop-inflected to all-out jazz, but she brings originality to everything she touches, writing her own lyrics to some well-known songs, and also creating much of her material from scratch.

She is also deeply aware of the blues heritage, and this surfaces in the majority of her work. Having performed as an amateur singer at Jackson State University, Mississippi, in New Orleans and then in New York, she turned professional in the early 1980s. For most of that decade she was associated with Steve Coleman and the M-Base collective, recording both in his ensembles and under her own name for the JMT label, including her 1985 album Point of View, on which Coleman was a featured soloist and contributed a couple of compositions.

With her move to the Blue Note label in the 1990s, she not only took on a more accessible style, but broke through to a larger audience, using pop and rock trappings as a backdrop for her ever more remarkable voice. Blue Light Til Dawn, and its successors, including New Moon Daughter, showed her ability to interpret her own original material and create a highly individual approach to jazz singing.

She has worked with numerous other musicians including saxophonist Henry Threadgill in his trio New Air, and Wynton Marsalis in his oratorio, Blood on the Fields, but her principal work in the 21st century continues to be her own recording and touring projects.

Cassandra Wilson Biography (Wikipedia)

Cassandra Wilson (born December 4, 1955) is an American jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer from Jackson, Mississippi. Described by critic Gary Giddins as "a singer blessed with an unmistakable timbre and attack [who has] expanded the playing field" by incorporating blues, country, and folk music into her work, Wilson has won two Grammy Awards.

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Tupelo Honey /Angel
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Tupelo Honey /Angel
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The Way You Look Tonight
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The Way You Look Tonight
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Wouldn't It Be Loverly
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Wouldn't It Be Loverly
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Harvest Moon
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Harvest Moon
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You Go To My Head
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You Go To My Head
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You Go To My Head (BBC Music Jazz 2015)
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You Go To My Head (BBC Music Jazz 2015)
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'I Can't Stand the Rain'
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'I Can't Stand the Rain'
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Redbone
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Redbone
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Come On In My Kitchen
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Come On In My Kitchen
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Ride That Train
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Ride That Train
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All Of Me
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All Of Me
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St. James Infirmary
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St. James Infirmary
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The Very Thought Of You
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The Very Thought Of You
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Lover Come Back To Me
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Lover Come Back To Me
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Caravan
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Caravan
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The Day In The Life Of A Fool
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The Day In The Life Of A Fool
Martyn P, T-Bone Burnett, Cassandra Wilson, Thomas Wydler, Nick Zinner & Billie Holiday
Billie's Blues
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Billie's Blues
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You Go To My Head
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You Go To My Head
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Wichita Lineman
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Wichita Lineman
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Tupelo Honey
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Tupelo Honey
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Waters Of March
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Waters Of March
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Time After Time
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Time After Time
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Iconic Memories
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Iconic Memories
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Lay Lady Lay
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Lay Lady Lay
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The Weight
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The Weight
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Crazy Love
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Crazy Love
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No More Blues
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No More Blues
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