- There She Goes
- Round Midnight
- Yazoo Moon
- Sweet Black Night
- My Corner of the Sky
- Baubles Bangles and Beads
- Summer Wind
Cassandra Wilson - Vocals
James Weidman - Piano, Synth.
Kevin Bruce Harris - Electric Bass
Mark Johnson - Drums, Percussion.
Jeff Haynes - Percussion
This is a curious CD, even
though Cassandra Wilson was involved together
with Joseph Marciano in the mixing, a lot
of the voice is lost in the general cacophony
of the backing group. We can only assume that
that is how Ms. Wilson likes it, but it sounds
strange to me, but then everything on the
CD sounds strange to me. Even Round Midnight,
Thelonious Monk’s jazz classic is barely recognisable.
Only on Baubles does the voice dominate, at
least it gives a brief opportunity to hear
what a great voice Cassandra Wilson has.
Here we have a group of very
talented musicians and a vocalist of great
renown, producing a record collectively, whose
main objective seems to me to change the whole
order of things for better or worse and for
me it is mostly worse. Even the sleeve note,
which is largely uninformative and looks like
a piece of newspaper someone has scribbled
on is weird. There are three photographs which
could be of anybody and in one case anything.
These people are having the
record purchaser on, I only hope that this
isn’t the first record that anyone who thinks
they might like jazz gets for Christmas!