180 Gram Vinyl Record
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2016 Grammy Award winner - Best Jazz Vocal Album
180-gram double LP includes three exclusive bonus songs!
Album download included, offer subject to expiration
Cécile McLorin Salvant, the wildly talented 25-year-old singer, songwriter, visual artist and illustrator, became a breakout star with 2013's WomanChild. Her follow-up, For One To Love, is a courageous statement of contrast: love and longing, delight and desire.
Cécile composed five original songs for For One To Love. Each of these tunes explore the album's underlying themes and display Cécile's strong personality, sharp intellect, coy humor, unfettered romanticism, and penetrating honesty. The thematic elements continue to grow with a smoldering take on Burt Bacharach's bygone "Wives and Lovers" and "Growlin' Dan" by Blanche Calloway, the first woman to lead an all-male orchestra. "What's The Matter Now," originally popularized by Bessie Smith, is a juxtaposition of feel versus subject matter: a plea for fair treatment enclosed in a playful blues. "Le Mal De Vivre," written by French singer Barbara in 1966, is a stark ballad performed by Cé cile in French.
For One To Love is a riotous showcase for this riveting voice: quivering highs and soul-shaking lows, all delivered with grace and style. Salvant has reunited with decorated young pianist Aaron Diehl, joined by his trio of Paul Sikivie on bass and Lawrence Leathers on drums. Together this ensemble swings and swirls, nimbly hanging on Cécile's every cry, snarl and coo. A gifted illustrator, Cécile accents the albums poignant music with original artwork.
Cécile was born in Miami, Florida and studied French law, baroque and jazz vocal performance in Aix-En-Provence before winning the 2010 Thelonious Monk competition. WomanChild was praised by the New York Times, NPR, won Downbeat's Album of the Year and earned Cécile her first Grammy nomination. She now lives in Harlem. An extensive international tour is planned through 2015 including performances at the Newport Jazz Festival, Hollywood Bowl, La Villette (Paris) the Johannesburg Joy of Jazz Festival and London Jazz Festival.
|2. Growlin’ Dan|
|3. Stepsister’s Lament|
|4. Le Mal De Vivre|
|5. Wives And Lovers|
|7. The Trolley Song|
|9. What’s The Matter Now?|
|10. Look At Me|
|11. Somethin’s Coming|
|13. So In Love|
|14. You’re Getting To Be a Habit With Me|