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New Orleans-based jazz singer Cassandra Wilson headed to Italy to record with producer and guitarist Fabrizio Sotti, who provides Wilson with a new musical landscape and fresh insights to apply to her repertoire. Wilson turns in an inspired rendition of the ancient Italian standard "O Sole Mio," and includes an unexpected mellow-but-funky version as a bonus track on the Deluxe Edition of the album. Wilson's most underrated talent is the way she serves the music. She plays down her considerable chops. In fact, guitarist Sotti appears to have more showcases here, with some stellar guitar work on "Deep Blue" and "Letting You Go," the album's two instrumentals. Elements of blues, flamenco, bossa nova and classical fuse together effortlessly. Wilson sings "Passion" by parcelling out her emotions, ensuring that nothing could be construed as over-emoting. Considering how many singers have been taught to over-sing, Wilson's minimalism is a refreshing alternative.

Customer Reviews


Love the mellowness of the music and the stories told by each tune. Worth it just for the funk version of O Sole Mio! Wow just in time for summer vacation!

Very Good!!!

Her sultry vocals, surrounded by clever guitar licks over rich bass tones, has the makings of a great album. Enjoy as she takes you on a journey into sound.


always a quality act. Does not disappoint.


Born: December 4, 1955 in Jackson, MS

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Although her recording career has been somewhat erratic, Cassandra Wilson became one of the top jazz singers of the '90s, a vocalist blessed with a distinctive and flexible voice who is not afraid to take chances. She began playing piano and guitar when she was nine and was working as a vocalist by the mid-'70s, singing a wide variety of material. Following a year in New Orleans, Wilson moved to New York in 1982 and began working with Dave Holland and Abbey Lincoln. After meeting Steve Coleman, she...
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