I could listen to Cassandra Wilson all day and not get bored. Her voice soothes, cajoles and stirs something deep within. I’ve been a fan for years but I’ve only seen her once in concert.
A jazz singer, songwriter, producer and vocalist with an incredible range, Cassandra Wilson blends blues and country easily into her music. She has recorded more than 20 albums and soundtracks and has won several awards, including two Grammys. In 2001, Time Magazine named her “America’s Best Singer.”
Cassandra Wilson was born in Jackson, Mississippi on December 4, 1955.
The first time I heard Canadian singer/songwriter Diana Krall, her voice made me think of someone from another generation not someone who was born in 1964. I loved her voice and phrasing — I was hooked. I bought her CDs as soon as they were released and played them over and over.
Ms. Krall has recorded about a dozen CDs. She’s had nine Grammy Award nominations and won three.
Take a listen to her performance of Wonderful, Marvelous and let me know what you think.