Cassandra Wilson, “New Moon Daughter” (Blue Note, 1995)

Her second album with producer Craig Street, New Moon Daughter was the apotheosis of Cassandra Wilson’s signature blend of jazz and Americana. Her rich, velvety voice is rooted in the dark, loamy soil of her native Mississippi and as humid as a Deep South summer, while also bearing the sophistication of a singer who had

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