- Don’t Look Back
- Soul Melage
- Round Midnght
- My Corner of the Sky
- Desperate Move
- Body and Soul
- Rock This Calling
Cassandra Wilson - Vocals
John Weidman - Piano, Synth.
Kevin Bruce Harris - Electric Bass
Mark Johnson - Drums
The session was recorded at Amerika Haus
in Munich in April of 1991 and there is also
a DVD version available.
Cassandra Wilson has always been regarded,
and quite rightly, as a somewhat avant garde
singer and it is in this mode that she performs
this set. The backing trio is excellent and
although their performance could also be classed
as contemporary, they are always interesting.
John Weidman for instance solos at length
on Round Midnight before Cassandra takes over
this Thelonius Monk composition.
Cassandra also had a hand in writing no less
than four of the seven numbers played. Few
of her contemporaries would attempt such a
feat. The total playing time of 69 minutes
indicates an average playing time per track
of nearly ten minutes, which is unusual in
itself! Cassandra should not be compared to
the average, she has a style all of her and
an uncompromising attitude towards her own
The best track for me is Body & Soul,
it is such magnificent tune in any case and
Cassandra uses all her inventive skills to
create a unique version.
To Cassandra Wilson fans this CD is a must
to add to their collection, for those not
familiar with her work it is a good place