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Loverly by Cassandra Wilson

Cassandra Wilson


Release Date: Jun 10, 2008

Genre(s): Jazz, Vocal

Record label: Blue Note


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Album Review: Loverly by Cassandra Wilson

Great, Based on 2 Critics

The Guardian - 80
Based on rating 4/5

In 2006, somebody in the Barbican audience barracked Cassandra Wilson into singing a standard. It was a reminder of how infrequently she has applied her dark-toned contralto and taut delivery to mainstream jazz over the past decade, often focusing instead on a modernised rural blues. But if this jazzier album seems to betray some unwise choices early on (the chugging Django Reinhardt retro-swing behind Lover Come Back to Me, and a coy My Fair Lady title track that doesn't suit Wilson's grainy unsentimentality), it soon reveals formidable strengths.

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AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10

Vocalist Cassandra Wilson has used her 15 years at Blue Note to explore the interpretive range of her voice, whether singing tunes by Van Morrison, Robert Johnson, Lewis Allan, Miles Davis, or Hoagy Carmichael. In many ways, Wilson has offered a new view of the standard by using classic rock and Delta blues tunes in her live and recorded repertoires. That said, Loverly is her first offering comprised almost completely of American songbook standards since Blue Skies 20 years ago.

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