5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 17 October 2001
Brilliant follow-up to the intensely beautiful and imaginative "How Can I Keep From Singing". Standouts are the inventive Them There Eyes and the unlikely pairing of Dixie with Strange Fruit - worth it for the heart-stopping vocal/instrumental wail alone.
One of the most gifted jazz singers in the world. More please!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 18 April 2009
One of the great jazz vocal albums of recent years - and what a group of musicians: Mulgrew Miller, Robert Hurst, Tain Watts, Chris Potter... Refreshing, daring, provocative, swinging and fun. A record unmatched by any other female jazz singer at present. And a great live feel despite being a studio album.
This isn't Norah or Madeleine light or Liz Wright pop - no offense meant to any of them. And it seems Cassandra has gotten lost to us along some dusty Mississippi track too somewhere along the way. This is jazz. For listening and enjoying. For musicians and fans. Something to put on with Kurt Elling if not even more impressive for the lack of pretension. At last.