Forever Rising, Forever Breaking My Heart

Coming Forth By Day

Wanda Waterman 2015-04-17

Album: Coming Forth by Day
Artist: Cassandra Wilson

“They would not let me sing,
But now we’re all alone, facing the west.”
– Cassandra Wilson, from “Last Song (for Lester)”

On April 7, the hundredth anniversary of Billie Holiday’s birth, the husky-throated Cassandra Wilson released an album that pays Billie a singular honour: it manifests as authentic and original a delivery of Billie’s songbook as did Billie herself. This means, of course, that it sounds nothing like Billie Holiday. (Read the rest here.)

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