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Cassandra Wilson’s “Loverly”

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Jazz singer Cassandra Wilson’s new album of standards is "Loverly." She reinterprets beloved classics like "Black Orpheus," "Til There Was You,” and “St. James Infirmary," and it's being released on June 10.

Events: Cassandra Wilson's "Loverly" release party
Monday, June 9 at 8 pm and 10:30 pm
Blue Note
131 West 3rd Street (between MacDougal Street and Ave of the Americas)

Cassandra Wilson will be performing
Saturday, June 7 at 8 pm
BAM's Harvey Theater
Part of 651 ARTS' Mississippi Delta Heritage Project
For tickets and more info, go here

Guests:

Cassandra Wilson
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Comments [2]

Gene

"Sometimes I say really stupid things."

Like your comment about the saxophone. You can "bend" the notes in any way you want. And many amateurs do, unintentionally.

If a piano is in tune, then you might say plunking its keys would be in tune. (But there is still that ephemeral, important aspect, encompassing all sorts of aspects of playing, musicality.)

This is not the case with any wind instrument, the playing of which is far closer to singing than most appreciate.

Back in the 20s, when the sax was the most popular instrument in the country, it was said, "the saxophone is the easiest instrument to play badly."

Anyway, just to clarify. No need to "dwell on it."

May. 22 2008 01:30 PM
Steve from Manhattan

A lovely woman and tremendous voice. Please note that Ms. Wilson is part of a Delta Blues Heritage week sponsored by Brooklyn-based 651 Arts (651arts.org for the full line-up). Quite a festival!

May. 22 2008 01:28 PM

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