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WomanChild

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St. Louis Gal
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I Didn't Know What Time It Was
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Nobody
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Womanchild
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Le Front Cache Sur Tes Genoux
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Prelude/There's a Lull in My Life
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You Bring out the Savage in Me
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Baby Have Pity on Me
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John Henry
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Jitterbug Waltz
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What a Little Moonlight Can Do
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Deep Dark Blue
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 59:52

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Kevin Whitehead

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Kevin Whitehead is the longtime jazz critic for NPR’s “Fresh Air” and author of Why Jazz? A Concise Guide (2011), New Dutch Swing (about improvised music in Ams...more »

08.28.13
Cécile McLorin Salvant, WomanChild
2013 | Label: Mack Avenue Records / The Orchard

Few modern jazz debuts have been as audacious and confident as 23-year-old singer Cécile McLorin Salvant’s WomanChild. The climactic “What a Little Moonlight Can Do” builds, recedes and then builds some more, heading for the most dramatic high-note finish since Sir Richard Harris’s “MacArthur Park.” There are moments when it sounds like there are four or five singers trapped inside, fighting to come out at once. It’s thrilling, and a little over the top.… read more »

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WomanChild

JazzDaddy

I appreciate the artistry within this woman's voice; many songs on this album are reminiscent of musical-style productions.

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Woman Child by Cecile McLorin Salvant

Philnick

Heard her version of Fats Waller's "Jitterbug Waltz" on WBGO.org and was hooked, so I came here to see if eMusic had it. Sampled the tracks and grabbed the whole album. Other tracks that immediately stand out are her versions of "Nobody" and "You Bring Out the Savage In Me," but I'm sure others will become favorites as well.

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Six Degrees of Cécile McLorin Salvant’s WomanChild

By Kevin Whitehead, Contributor

It used to be easier to pretend that an album was its own perfectly self-contained artifact. The great records certainly feel that way. But albums are more permeable than solid, their motivations, executions and inspirations informed by, and often stolen from, their peers and forbearers. It all sounds awfully formal, but it's not. It's the very nature of music — of art, even. The Six Degrees features examine the relationships between classic records and five… more »