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|Jacky Terrasson, Cassandra Wilson|
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Throughout Cassandra Wilson's career, jazz critics have been presuming to tell her what to do. Instead, she maintains her own impressive balance among jazz standards, other popular songs, and originals, and among a "jazz" ... more »
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Throughout Cassandra Wilson's career, jazz critics have been presuming to tell her what to do. Instead, she maintains her own impressive balance among jazz standards, other popular songs, and originals, and among a "jazz" approach, a guitar-based country blues spareness, and art-pop inspired by one of her greatest influences, Joni Mitchell. Here she reminds us that she can bring tremendous freshness to standards. Star pianist Jacky Terrasson makes it almost easy for her. His standout contribution, though, is a tinkling, decidedly late-autumnal solo "Autumn Leaves." Bassist Lonnie Plaxico and percussionist Mino Cinelu contribute impressively on a trap-setless disc, on such numbers as a sad-soul "Tea for Two," and a slowed, bluesy rendition of "Tennessee Waltz." --Peter Monaghan
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A must-have addition to any music-lover's collection!
Georgia Harper (firstname.lastname@example.org | Sydney Australia | 05/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These 2 supreme contemporary jazz talents have collaborated on what will become known as a classic jazz record. Each artist graciously allows the other to shine throughout this incredible recording, but without over-the-top flourishes and histrionics - this is a pure, soul-filled jazz recording, a smoky smooth effort. All players on the album contribute, each putting their own stamp on the result - a rare treat. I cannot say much more about this work except BUY IT!!! A must for late nights, rainy afternoons and everything in between."
MarvelousMarla | Way down in Dixie | 08/02/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"On this collaboration, the listener is treated to hearing Ms. Wilson interpret Jazz standards which she has done sparingly since the 1988 release of Blue Skies on Verve records. I am a huge fan of her work but had previously heard very little about Jacky Terrasson. His was a name I'd seen here and there, usually with his trio, but I never knew much about his music. This release gave me a good impression of his work.Terrasson uses the piano and electric piano to accompany Wilson's vocals and goes solo on a couple of tracks. This CD has the feel of an intimate club setting. It's very mellow.Wilson is such a versatile performer, but I'd really like to hear her do more traditional jazz vocals like those featured here. That voice is so lush and distinctive. I saw her live June at Wolftrapp, and she sounded exactly the same as she does in the studio."
zamir corzo | CORDOBA MEXICO | 09/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the best standard's albums that you can find today. Cassandra Wilson gives us her point of view about classic songs like Tea for Two or Tennesse Waltz. The arragments by Jacky Terrason are perfect for Cassandra Wilson. For those who are getting bored about vocal jazz, will be happy to hear that some people are trying to do something different...This is another cassandra hit. BUY IT."