Cassandra Wilson
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1955-12-04
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Biography

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, ...

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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.



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St. James Infirmary
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St. James Infirmary St. James Infirmary St. James Infirmary St. James Infirmary
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The Very Thought Of You
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The Very Thought Of You The Very Thought Of You The Very Thought Of You The Very Thought Of You
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Lover Come Back To Me
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Lover Come Back To Me Lover Come Back To Me Lover Come Back To Me Lover Come Back To Me
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Caravan
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Caravan Caravan Caravan 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 The Day In The Life Of A Fool The Day In The Life Of A Fool 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 Billie's Blues Billie's Blues Billie's Blues
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You Go To My Head
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You Go To My Head You Go To My Head You Go To My Head You Go To My Head
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Shelter From The Storm
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Shelter From The Storm Shelter From The Storm Shelter From The Storm Shelter From The Storm
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Wichita Lineman
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Wichita Lineman Wichita Lineman Wichita Lineman Wichita Lineman
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Tupelo Honey
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Tupelo Honey Tupelo Honey Tupelo Honey Tupelo Honey
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Waters Of March
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Waters Of March Waters Of March Waters Of March Waters Of March
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Harvest Moon
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Harvest Moon Harvest Moon Harvest Moon Harvest Moon
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Time After Time
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Time After Time Time After Time Time After Time Time After Time
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Come On In My Kitchen
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Come On In My Kitchen Come On In My Kitchen Come On In My Kitchen Come On In My Kitchen
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Iconic Memories
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Iconic Memories Iconic Memories Iconic Memories Iconic Memories
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Lay Lady Lay
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Lay Lady Lay Lay Lady Lay Lay Lady Lay Lay Lady Lay
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The Weight
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The Weight The Weight The Weight The Weight
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Crazy Love
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Crazy Love Crazy Love Crazy Love Crazy Love
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No More Blues
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No More Blues No More Blues No More Blues No More Blues
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When Will I See You Again
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When Will I See You Again When Will I See You Again When Will I See You Again When Will I See You Again
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Red Guitar
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Red Guitar Red Guitar Red Guitar Red Guitar
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Last Train To Clarkesville
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Last Train To Clarkesville Last Train To Clarkesville Last Train To Clarkesville Last Train To Clarkesville
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Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
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Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
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Till There Was You
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Till There Was You Till There Was You Till There Was You Till There Was You
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Sunrise
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Sunrise Sunrise Sunrise Sunrise
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If It's Magic
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If It's Magic If It's Magic If It's Magic If It's Magic
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Saddle Up My Pony
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Saddle Up My Pony Saddle Up My Pony Saddle Up My Pony Saddle Up My Pony
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