Cassandra Wilson - Quotes

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Miles Davis was a master. In every phase of his career, he understood that this music was a tribute to the African muse.

Miles Davis was a master. In every phase of his career, he understood that this music was a tribute to the African muse.

I was never interested in singing in the church choir or in school. I was more interested in becoming a musician. ---->>>

Miles Davis was doing something inherently African, something that has to do with all forms of American music, not just jazz. ---->>>

Being black, I'm involved in the reparations movement. It's focused toward the African-American audience. We could begin to heal. ---->>>

I'm always looking for ways to develop as an artist, especially as a jazz artist-to find different ways of testing my voice. ---->>>

I've often cringed when I heard myself described as a jazz singer. I've always thought of myself as a jazz vocalist. ---->>>

Everything I do is collaborative. It's just my way. I'm really very interested in how the other musicians perceive the song. ---->>>

I'm always imagining some sort of story behind the song, even the ones I haven't written. I'm actively engaging in playacting. ---->>>

My grandmother sang, too, and she was really loud. It was this wild kind of singing. I count her among my influences. ---->>>

There was a train that would come by our house every night, and I'd hear the whistle blow. That is the sweetest memory I have. ---->>>

My father had all kinds of instruments in the house that he would hide from my mother. He bought them through mail order! ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 12-04, 1955
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Occupation: Musician

Cassandra Wilson (born December 4, 1955) is an American jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer from Jackson, Mississippi. Described by critic Gary Giddins as "a singer blessed with an unmistakable timbre and attack [who has] expanded the playing field" by incorporating blues, country, and folk music into her work, Wilson has won two Grammy Awards (wikipedia)