Cassandra Wilson
Features // 2 Articles
Columns // 2 Articles
Reviews // 5 Articles

Cassandra Wilson: Still a "Jazz" Singer As She Roams Far Afield
12 Aug 2012 // 6:10 PM

Cassandra Wilson, the unconventional singer, changes it up with Another Country and talks about what it means to be a “jazz” musician finding a distinctive voice.

The Best Jazz of 2008
16 Dec 2008 // 3:00 PM

More than ever, the best jazz is coming from small labels, and more than ever the best draws a decent slice from the dynamics of rock and pop music without itself being a commercial venture.


Billie Holiday at 100: Still an Inspiration
6 Apr 2015 // 9:30 PM

On Billie Holiday's centennial, her influence remains everywhere in music. Jazz singers Cassandra Wilson and Jose James, have new tributes out on Blue Note.

Double Standards
16 Jul 2008 // 6:00 PM

What does it say about our time and place that our two boldest -- maybe best -- jazz singers, Patricia Barber and Cassandra Wilson, are returning to singing standards again?


Cassandra Wilson: Silver Pony
20 Feb 2011 // 4:00 PM

The pazz/jop contralto’s latest—live and studio tracks mixed together with too little distinction.

Cassandra Wilson: Closer to You: The Pop Side
8 Jun 2009 // 5:00 PM

A compilation of pop covers by jazz's most idiosyncratic, ingenious singer.

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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