Cassandra Wilson has signed to Legacy Recordings and will release a new album next spring that pays tribute to Billie Holiday.
Entitled Coming Forth By Day, the album was produced by Nick Launay, known as Nick Cave’s producer for the last decade, among many other adventurous credits.
Wilson recorded Coming Forth By Day in Los Angeles at Seedy Underbelly studios with an A list musical team including producer Launay [Nick Cave, Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Arcade Fire], guitarists T Bone Burnett and Nick Zinner of the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, string arranger Van Dyke Parks and rhythm section The Bad Seeds [drummer Thomas Wydler and bassist Martyn P. Casey].
“A dream of mine is happening,” said Cassandra Wilson, “I’ve been in love with Billie Holiday’s voice since the moment I heard it, and she has inspired me throughout my career.”
Cassandra will set off on a world tour in Feb 2015 and will be heading our way later in the year. We’ll let you know.