Cassandra Wilson Puts 'Loverly' Spin on Classics On her new CD, Loverly, jazz chanteuse Cassandra Wilson takes standards from the classic American songbook, fuses them with modern sounds, African rhythms — and, of course — her own unique vocal style.
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Cassandra Wilson Puts 'Loverly' Spin on Classics

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Cassandra Wilson Puts 'Loverly' Spin on Classics

Cassandra Wilson Puts 'Loverly' Spin on Classics

Cassandra Wilson Puts 'Loverly' Spin on Classics

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On her new CD, jazz chanteuse Cassandra Wilson takes standards from the classic American songbook, fuses them with modern sounds, African rhythms — and, of course — her own unique vocal style.

As Wilson tells Farai Chideya, she's been rethinking old standards since high school.

Then, Wilson opens up about her career and shares the motivation behind her new release titled, Loverly.

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