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But this time, in 1997, the outcome was decidedly more positive. The Pulitzer board accepted the jury's recommendation that Wynton Marsalis' epic "Blood on the Fields" deserved recognition that had been denied jazz for far too long. I served on that
With her Nina Simone-like low register and supple phrasing, charismatic Grammy-winning vocalist Cassandra Wilson could endlessly recycle her successful acoustic folk-blues repertoire. But with 2010's Silver Pony , and this similarly eclectic set made
Contributing Music Writer The alliance of Cassandra Wilson's vocal ambience with the heralded jazz label Blue Note two decades ago brought about a profound creative renaissance for both parties. For Wilson, it provided a platform for a rural roots
Cassandra Wilson, Another Country (eOne Music) Cassandra Wilsons a deferential diva on Another Country...Fabrizio Sotti co-produced the album with Wilson, and he gives the set its sizzle with lyrical, inventive playing on acoustic and electric guitar.
EDT, Thu June 28, 2012 Cassandra Wilson poses with best jazz vocal album award for 'Loverly' in 2008. (CNN) -- Twenty years ago, singer/songwriter Cassandra Wilson signed a lucrative recording deal with Blue Note Records and subsequently released her
Anyone who has seen Spalding at work in Orchestra Hall or in the far more intimate Jazz Showcase knows she's an artist of uncommon subtlety and sensitivity. Small gestures mean a lot to Spalding, and you can hear it in both the nuances of her vocals
Marco Glaviano Cassandra Wilson releases her 18th album, 'Another Country,' on Tuesday...Cassandra Wilson Another Country On her 18th album, Wilson keeps her burgundy voice close to the supple work of jazz guitarist Fabrizio Sotti.
She's wrapped that dusky contralto around assorted standards, but Another Country is her first album of original songs. The context is acoustic guitar (which is the main focus, with the occasional smattering of electric), accordion, bass, and
April 11, 2012 Gregoire Maret's first album under his own name is both more and less than a Music lover following the harmonicist's career might expect. After years of collaborating with the likes of guitarists Pat Metheny and Charlie Hunter , and
She's performing at 8 p.m. with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and conductor Matt Catingub as part of the NSO's Jazz Series, in a program that includes a selection of Nat King Cole favorites ranging from "Route 66" and "Mona Lisa" to Eden Abez's "