Cassandra Wilson: Lover Come Back to Me

Track

Lover Come Back to Me

Artist

Cassandra Wilson (vocals)

CD

Loverly (Blue Note 21690)

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Musicians:

Cassandra Wilson (vocals), Jason Moran (piano), Nicholas Payton (trumpet), Lonnie Plaxico (bass), Herlin Riley (drums), Lekan Babalola (percussion), Marvin Sewell (guitar).

Composed by Sigmund Romberg and Oscar Hammerstein

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Recorded: Jackson, Mississippi, 2007

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Rating: 90/100 (learn more)

The rhythm section adopts a retro pose on this reworking of a 1928 Romberg and Hammerstein standard. Sewell's chug-a-lug guitar work would not be out of place in the old King Cole Trio, and even Jason Moran surprises with some traditional licks . . . well, at least for the first 16 bars of his solo. Wilson creates great drama here by adopting a relaxed, behind-the-beat manner of phrasing, which contrasts markedly (and nicely) with the hard swing of the band. Few vocalists are freer or looser with the old songs than Wilson, and she delivers another top-notch performance on this solid track.

Reviewer: Ted Gioia

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  • 1 javed // Jun 14, 2008 at 01:53 PM
    lovekarna
  • 2 Lillie // Jul 08, 2008 at 10:01 PM
    all my life i have loved jazz but this cd by far has been my favorite. i wish everyone in the world could hear jazz's creation that can change the lives of many people. it can make people, feel good, feel alive, and feel like they can express themselves.