That's quite an unusual cover for a jazz vocal album – but then again, Cecile McLorin Salvant is quite an unusual singer – and one who may well be out to change the future of her genre with records like this! The songs are this fantastic blend of original compositions, jazz standards, and other classics – but woven together in this tapestry by Cecile and the group, almost as if they're part of this larger patchwork commentary on the history of vocal jazz – all updated and taken to very personal territory. Bassist Paul Sikivie wrote some of the new material on the set, and also provides the arrangements – which sometimes include a string quartet used in very creative ways – not the usual jazz/strings mode. But it's definitely Cecile who's the star here – as the singer shows us that there's so much more territory to be explored in jazz vocals – new phrasings, new feelings, and new ways of putting everything together – a mode we hope continues for years to come. Titles include "Sam Jones' Blues", "More", "Never Will I Marry", "If A Girl Isn't Pretty", "Red Instead", "Runnin Wild", "Devil May Care", "And Yet", "You're My Thrill", "Si J'Etais Blanche", "Fascination", "My Man's Gone Now", "The Worm", and "You've Got To Give Me Some". © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
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