Cassandra Wilson - Belly Of The Sun (CD)

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Categories
JazzMusic
Category
  1. Performer
  2. Pop Vocal
Number of Discs
1
Number of Items
1
Title
Belly of the Sun
Media
CD
BarCode
724353507220
Country of Origin
USA
Label
Blue Note
Distributor
EMI Music Distribution
Mono / Stereo
Stereo
Format
CD
Barcode
724353507220
Previews

Rolling Stone (6/6/02, p.80) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Wilson is the perfect jazz singer for people who don't particularly like jazz singing. She covers rock songs...but doesn't pretend to be a rocker, while the semi-acoustic arrangements have the airy sophistication of Joni Mitchell's HEJIRA..."
Entertainment Weekly (3/29/02, p.75) - "...Wilson's nobility, throaty voice, and jazz-folk mesh remain estimable..." - Rating: B-
Uncut (9/02, p.123) - 3.5 stars out of 4 - "...she...has a sharp ear for a suitable rock cover and a mellowness that draws in the more adventurous end of the Tracy Chapman market...exquisite...majestic...powerful..."
Down Beat (June 2002, pp.54-56) - 4 out of 5 stars - "...An ingenious intersection of art song, jazz, the bules and a good deal in between..."
Living Blues (7-8/02, p.61) - "...A noble experiment, there are some fine moments, and the more eclectic-minded Wilson fans will find a lot to enjoy..."
Mojo (Publisher) (6/02, p.106) - "...A triumphant return to the spirit and style of her great 1955 album NEW MOON DAUGHTER."

Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] The Weight
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Justice
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Darkness On The Delta
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Waters Of March
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] You Gotta Move
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Only A Dream In Rio
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Just Another Place
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Wichita Lineman
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Shelter From The Storm
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Drunk As Cooter Brown
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Show Me A Love
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Road So Clear
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Hot Tamales
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Weight, The
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Justice
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Darkness on the Delta
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Waters of March
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] You Gotta Move
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Only a Dream in Rio
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Just Another Parade
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Wichita Lineman
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Shelter from the Storm
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Drunk as Cooter Brown
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Show Me a Love
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Road So Clear
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Hot Tamales
Genre
Jazz
Release Date
15 April 2002
Country
South Africa
Notes

Personnel: Cassandra Wilson (vocals, guitar, sardo); Kevin Breit (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, National steel guitar, slide resonator guitar, E-bow guitar, 12-string banjo, bizouki, mandolin, ominichord); Richard Johnson (vocals, guitar); Cyro Baptista (vocals, bass drum, percussion); India.Arie, Rhonda Richmond, Patrice Moncell, Jewell Bass, Henry Rhodes, Vasti Jackson (vocals); Olu Dara (trumpet); Boogaloo Ames (piano); Marvin Sewell (acoustic & electric guitars); Mark Peterson (acoustic & electric basses); Xavyon Jamison (drums); Jeffrey Haynes (steel pans, plastic tub, percussion); Children Of M.S. 44.
Recorded in Clarksdale, Mississippi and at Allaire Studios South, New York, New York. Includes liner notes by Michael Simanga.
Personnel: Cassandra Wilson (guitar); Richard Johnston (vocals, guitar); Kevin Breit (vocals, electric guitar, slide guitar, resonator guitar, National guitar, E-bow, banjo, mandolin, omnichord); Cyro Baptista (vocals, bass drum, percussion); Henry Rhodes, India.Arie, Jewel Bass, Vasti Jackson (vocals); Marvin Sewell (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Olu Dara (trumpet); Mark Peterson (acoustic bass); Jeff Haynes (steel pan, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Danny Kopelson.
Liner Note Author: Michael Simanga.
Photographer: Jack Spencer.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Jeff Haynes; Cassandra Wilson.
BELLY OF THE SUN may be seen as the end of a trilogy wherein Cassandra Wilson redefines boomer rock/pop repertoire from a contemporary jazz singer's perspective. From its intro of sultry jazz bass and syncopated percussion, you'd never guess you were about to hear a version of the Band's '60s country-rock classic "The Weight." Jimmy Webb's "Wichita Lineman," best known as a Glen Campbell country-pop hit, gets a relaxed, sensual interpretation here that helps make the case for Webb's acceptance into the canon of Great American Songbook composers. A delicate, jazzy cover of Dylan's "Shelter from the Storm" sounds more like mid-'70s Joni than Zimmy.
There's a lot of Wilson's native Mississippi to be felt in BELLY OF THE SUN; as on the spare, slide-guitar-driven take on Mississippi Fred McDowell's country blues tune "You Gotta Move," or Robert Johnson's "Hot Tamales." And just when you least expect it, Wilson briefly turns into a traditional jazz singer to croon "Darkness on the Delta" over a romping, bluesy piano accompaniment. Never one to get stuck in a rut, Wilson throws in a bit of Braziliana with Jobim's classic "Waters of March," whose poetically dadaist lyrics suit the singer's mercurial spirit perfectly, capturing the free spirit at the heart of Wilson's work.

Date Released
2002-04-15
Audio Format
PCM Audio
Studio / Live
Studio
Video Disabled
0
Performer
Cassandra Wilson
Producer
Cassandra Wilson
Artists
  1. Wilson, Cassandra
Duration
60m 3s
Engineer
Danny Kopelson; Sean Macke
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