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    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:54:56

    Cassandra Wilson's Billie Holiday Homage Album Due in 2015 - She has signed with Legacy, too!

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    Grammy-winning American vocalist Cassandra Wilson has signed to Sony's Legacy label.

    Wilson's first album for Legacy is Coming Forth By Day and it is slated for release in spring 2015.

    The release is a musical homage to legendary jazz vocalist Billie Holiday, born Eleanora Fagan on April 7, 1915, on the 100th anniversary of the singer's birth.

    Coming Forth By Day is Cassandra Wilson's moody, soulful showcase for contemporary yet timeless interpretations of standards associated with Lady Day. Coming Forth By Day was produced by Nick Launay, known as Nick Cave's producer for the last decade, among many other adventurous credits.

    Wilson recorded Coming Forth By Day in Los Angeles at Seedy Underbelly studios with an A-list musical team including producer Launay (Nick Cave, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire), guitarists T-Bone Burnett and Nick Zinner of the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, string arranger Van Dyke Parks and rhythm section The Bad Seeds, which is drummer Thomas Wydler and bassist Martyn P. Casey.

    "A dream of mine is happening," said Cassandra Wilson. "I've been in love with Billie Holiday's voice since the moment I heard it, and she has inspired me throughout my career."

    Also, Wilson will embark on a world tour in February 2015 and is slated to make her headlining debut at Harlem's fabled Apollo Theater on Friday, April 10, 2015.

    Are you stoked about new music from Wilson, Cassandra?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    12.19.14



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