Cassandra Wilson & Randy Weston

Music, Jazz
Cassandra Wilson

The foreign land alluded to in the title of Cassandra Wilson’s latest studio album is presumably Italy, where the New Orleans jazz singer touched down to cut 'Another Country' with guitarist and producer Fabrizio Sotti. You can hear that setting reflected in Wilson’s luscious rendition of 'O Sole Mio', the age-old standard known to diners at red-sauce joints the world over. Wilson fills 'Another Country' with traces of elsewhere: plaintive British folk, nimble Brazilian pop, low-slung American blues. Whatever the flavour or provenance, Wilson summons the shadowed sensuality that has become her trademark.

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