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Cassandra Wilson: New Moon Daughter (Blue Note)

Geoffrey Himes, Rolling Stone, 21 March 1996

ON FIRST listen, Cassandra Wilson's latest release, New Moon Daughter, seems like a sequel to 1993's Blue Light 'Til Dawn. The two albums share the same producer (Craig Street), the same core of musicians, the same basic sound (jazz-ballad singing in an acoustic country-blues setting) and similarly eclectic source material (Robert Johnson, Van Morrison and Joni Mitchell last time; Billie Holiday, Hank Williams and the Monkees this time). But if Blue Light was all about form, New Moon is all about feeling.

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