Personalities | Cassandra Wilson | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues
(Vocals, composer, b. 1955)
Raised in Mississippi, smoky contralto Wilson sang R&B and folk music, but emerged in New York in the early 1980s as a member of the M-Base Collective and with Henry Threadgill’s band. Her breakout album Blue Skies (1988) reprised jazz standards and she starred in Wynton Marsalis’ oratorio Blood on the Fields, but the cornerstone of her mature style is Blue Light ’Til Dawn (1993), in which she performs original songs, famous blues and unusual rock/pop choices with interesting arrangements.
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