Cécile McLorin Salvant’s ‘WomanChild’ is her second album released on May 13, 2013 by Mack Avenue/Justintime.
Track Listing : 1.St. Louis Gal (J. Russel Robinson) – 03:02 . 2.I Didn’T Know What Time It Was (Lorenz Hart / Richard Rogers) – 06:07 . 3.Nobody (Alex Rogers / Bert Williams) – 03:24 . 4.Womanchild (Cécile Mclorin Salvant) – 06:08 . 5.Le Front Caché Sur Tes Genoux (Ida Faubert / Cécile Mclorin Salvant) – 05:11 . 6.Prelude/There’S A Lull In My Life (Aaron Diehl / Mack Gordon / Harry Revel) – 05:15 . 7.You Bring Out The Savage In Me (Sam Coslow) – 05:07 . 8.Baby Have Pity On Me (Billy Moll / Clarence Williams) – 03:21 . 9.John Henry (Traditional) – 05:14 . 10.Jitterbug Waltz (Charles Green / Maxine Manners / Fats Waller) – 06:52 . 11.What A Little Moonlight Can Do (Harry M. Woods) – 08:15 . 12.Deep Dark Blue (Cécile Mclorin Salvant) – 01:56
Musicians : Cécile Mclorin – Vocals, Piano . Aaron Diehl – Pian0 . Rodney Whitaker – Bass . James Chirillo – Guitar . Herlin Riley – Drums
Production : Produced By Maria Ehrenreich, Al Pryor . Tim Marchiafava – Assistant Engineer . Todd Whitelock – Engineer, Mixing . Damon Whittemore – Mixing Assistant . Mark Wilder – Mastering
Package : Randall Kennedy – Creative Director . Ted Gioia – Liner Notes . John Abbott – Photography . Aida Ndiaye – Make-Up . Khiaecia Key – Stylist . Cécile Mclorin Salvant – Illustrations . Raj Naik – Art Direction, Design
Released On May 13, 2013 By Mack Avenue/Justintime.
This is a young jazz singer who has it all—a rich velvet voice, inventive wit and musical maturityand it is all on display on her new album. “I want to get as close to the centers of the song as I can,” she explains in a publicity release. […]
All of this merely speaks to Salvant’s broad musical appeal and ability to integrate influences into her own sound. And it doesn’t hurt that she’s backed here by an all-star rhythm section of Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra regulars… […]
My only reservation is that sometimes her chameleon-like ability to reproduce the sounds of her predecessors (Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter, etc.) suggests that she is still developing her own style. In any event, she is one of the most striking new singers to appear in recent years. […]