New Moon Daughter

New Moon Daughter

by Cassandra WilsonCassandra Wilson

CD(German Import)

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It's not every jazz recording that includes songs by U2, Hank Williams, Son House, and the Monkees, but Cassandra Wilson is no ordinary jazz singer. A southern-born chanteuse with solid chops and a habit of genre hopping, Wilson took a fearless leap with NEW MOON DAUGHTER, wrapping her smoky voice around material that -- at first glance -- hardly qualifies as jazz standards. So much for first impressions. Collaborating with the inventive producer Craig Street, Wilson embraces everything from the deep blues of Son House's "Death Letter" to the folk rock of Neil Young's "Harvest Moon," and winds up with some radical transformations. She turns the pure pop of The Monkees' "Last Train to Clarksville" into a bluesy reflection on romance. And her take on Billie Holiday's chilling standard "Strange Fruit" -- slow, filled with sparse, mysterious textures -- takes the song to eerie, haunting new places. Eclectic experiments and crossover attempts rarely sound this easy. Or this good.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/27/1996
Label: Imports
UPC: 0724383718320
catalogNumber: 8371832
Rank: 45953

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cassandra Wilson   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Chris Whitley   Guitar
Lawrence "Butch" Morris   Cornet
Lonnie Plaxico   Bass
Graham Haynes   Cornet
Cyro Baptista   Percussion,Jew's Harp,Shaker
Dougie Bowne   Percussion,Drums,Human Whistle,Whistle (Instrument),Vibes,Floor Tom
Gary Breit   Hammond Organ
Charlie Burnham   Violin
Tony Cedras   Accordion
Jeff Haynes   Percussion,Bongos
Brandon Ross   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Gib Wharton   Pedal Steel Guitar
Kevin Breit   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Bouzouki,Electric Guitar
Mark Peterson   Bass
Peepers   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Ida Cox   Composer
Danny Kopelson   Engineer
Craig Street   Producer

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