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Glamoured
     

Glamoured

by Cassandra Wilson
 

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Since she hit it big in the mid-‘90s with Blue Light Til Dawn and New Moon Daughter for Blue Note, Cassandra Wilson has covered and composed repertoire that spans New Standard pop, roots music, Brazil, and jazz, blurring the lines between genres with an instantly identifiable tonal

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Since she hit it big in the mid-‘90s with Blue Light Til Dawn and New Moon Daughter for Blue Note, Cassandra Wilson has covered and composed repertoire that spans New Standard pop, roots music, Brazil, and jazz, blurring the lines between genres with an instantly identifiable tonal personality and flawless musicianship. She addresses a similar mix on Glamoured, her 14th solo release. For covers, Wilson Afro-Cubanizes Bob Dylan’s “Lay, Lady, Lay”; adds an even more delicate wash to Sting’s “Fragile”; transforms Willie Nelson’s “Crazy” into a reflective meditation on human foibles; glides over a rootsy web of guitar, bass, and washboard on “Honey Bee” by fellow Mississippian Muddy Waters; and parses the inspiring message of Abbey Lincoln’s “Throw It Away” in duet with bassist Reginald Veal. Wilson seamlessly juxtaposes the covers with her own originals, rich with wordplay, metaphoric allusion, and compelling melodies -- it’s a fair bet that some (“I Want More,” “Heaven Knows,” and “Broken Drum” for starters) will enter the Pop canon as grist for ambitious singers of the future. Where on past albums Wilson’s stylistic eclecticism occasionally seemed mannered and forced, on Glamoured -- with help from pop-savvy producer Fabrizio Sotti and creative input from virtuosos like guitarist Brandon Ross, harmonica player Gregoire Maret, and drummer Teri Lyne Carrington -- she sounds wholly at one with her material, channeling the spirit of reverie that the Gaelic title (meaning “to be whisked away) implies.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/22/2003
Label:
Emi Europe Generic
UPC:
0724359095127
catalogNumber:
590951

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Performance Credits

Cassandra Wilson   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Terri Lyne Carrington   Drums
Herlin Riley   Drums,Washboard
Reginald Veal   Upright Bass
Jeff Haynes   Percussion
Brandon Ross   Banjo,Guitar
Grégoire Maret   Harmonica
Calvin Jones   Acoustic Bass

Technical Credits

Willie Nelson   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Sting   Composer
Terri Lyne Carrington   Composer
Cassandra Wilson   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Abbey Lincoln   Composer
Homer Banks   Composer
Eric Butler   Engineer
Muddy Waters   Composer
Brandon Ross   Arranger
Bruce Lundvall   Executive Producer
Raymond Jackson   Composer
Sean Macke   Engineer
C. Hampton   Composer
Fabrizio Sotti   Composer,Producer

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