Wilson, Cassandra / Loverly
Album:Loverly Collection:Jazz
Artist:Wilson, Cassandra Added:Aug 2008
Label:Blue Note 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-10-05 Pull Date:2008-12-07 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Dec 7Nov 30Nov 16Nov 9Nov 2Oct 26Oct 19Oct 12

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Album Review
Reviewed 2008-10-01 
Blue Note, 2008

VOCAL JAZZ – Standards albums are a dime a dozen, but they hardly ever sound like this, Wilson’s first all-standards release in 20 years. Her deep, slow-moan delivery is an odd fit for some of the breezier tunes, but that tension is actually part of why this album works so well. There’s a “live” feel and immediacy to the recording, the band is just terrific, and it’s clear that Wilson has really taken the time to absorb the lyrics – so she doesn’t just sing the melody, she sings the SONG.

Fo’s Picks: 2, 4, 5, 6, 8*, 9, 10*, 11

1. 4:16 – upbeat bounce, slight ache in voice, peppy piano, sassy trumpet
2. 4:58 – slow, slinky, almost decadently rich; nice piano break and slide guitar
3. 5:02 – midtempo sway, very relaxed, homey feel
4. 5:51 – catchy guitar/piano into gliding midtempo; cool piano break
5. 4:23 – excellent chewy rhythm, hot percussion, elastic vox; really moves
6. 6:42 – oooh... fat bass, supercool rhythm; plush, very romantic vocal
7. 5:01 – just acoustic guitar & deep intimate vocal, a soft caress
8. 5:42 – bubbling original groove; cool, incessant rhythm and soulful vocal
9. 4:40 – solid blues/soul groove, no-nonsense vocal, nice funky energy
10. 4:46 – deep south blues, excellent sassy vocal, cool guitar & percussion
11. 4:47 – smoky ballad, just slinky vocal and laid-back bass… very hip
12. 4:35 – an easy sway: warm vocal with scat break, swings gently

[ Fo ] 1-Oct-08

Track Listing
1.Lover Come Back To Me 7.Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
2.Black Orpheus 8.Arere
3.Wouldn't It Be Loverly 9.St. James Infirmary
4.Gone With The Wind 10.Dust My Broom
5.Caravan 11.The Very Thought Of You
6.Til There Was You 12.Sleepin' Bee