Personnel: Cassandra Wilson (vocals); Grachan Moncur III (trombone); Mulgrew Miller, James Weidman, Rod Williams (piano); Jean-Paul Bourelly (guitar); Kevin Bruce Harris, Lonnie Plaxico, Reggie Washington (bass); Terri Lyne Carrington, Mark Johnson (drums).
Producers: Cassandra Wilson, Stefan F. Winter, Steve Coleman, Jean-Paul Bourelly.
Compilation producer: Richard Seidel.
Recorded at A&R, New York, New York; Systems Two, Brooklyn, New York between December 1985 & August 1991. Originally released on JMT Records. Includes liner notes by Tom Terrell.
Personnel: Jean-Paul Bourelly (guitar); Grachan Moncur III (trombone); James Weidman , Mulgrew Miller, Rod Williams (piano); Mark Johnson , Terri Lyne Carrington (drums).
Liner Note Author: Tom Terrell.
Recording information: A & R Recording Studio, New York, NY (12/14/1985-08/??/1991); Systems Two Studios, Brooklyn, NY (12/14/1985-08/??/1991).
Photographer: John Abbott .
Cassandra Wilson is ostensibly a jazz singer, but more often than not crosses the creative line between folk, pop, and jazz. This collection of previously released tracks features Wilson on various jazz standards giving one a nice view of Wilson as simply a jazz vocalist. While this is in no way a "must have" for fans of the much lauded singer, it is a nice place for jazz aficionados to begin listening to this singular artist. ~ Matt Collar