Monday, July 23, 2007
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-Cassandra Wilson
Song:I Want More
Cassandra Wilson's vocal style evokes a smoke filled jazz club. But she likes to take chances with her music and that makes her sound very rewarding. She was born Dec. 5, 1955 in Jackson, MS. She moved to New York in 1982 and was lead singer of Steve Coleman's M-Base Collective. She started recording solo in 1985 but was somewhat inconsistent until Bruce Lundvall signed her to Blue Note in 1993. Blue Light Til Dawn was her first successful CD. She became known for her fresh interpretation of standards and really hit a home run with the 1999 CD Travelling Miles. With 2003's Glamoured, she does some covers but wrote more of her own songs than ever. I Want More is a song Cassandra wrote with guitarist Fabrizio Sotti. Other musicians include Reginald Veal on bass and Terri Lyne Carrington on drums. Cassandra Wilson continues to explore the boundaries of her music with 2006's Thunderbird. Here's Cassandra Wilson performing Bob Dylan's Lay Lady Lay in 2004.