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Cassandra Wilson Announces Tour, Gets Reissued

Vocalist Cassandra Wilson (pictured) will embark on a U.S. tour in February to support her most recent Blue Note album, Glamoured, which came out in October ’03. The album was a lot like the one before it, Belly of the Sun, in that its track list is a mix of Wilson originals and songs from all kinds of genres from jazz to folk to rock. Wilson’s sure to play tunes like Bob Dylan’s “Lay Lady Lay” and Sting’s “Fragile” and other Glamoured cuts on the tour, but there’s no doubt she’ll dust off some classics from her back catalog as well. Her touring band is an earthy and unique sounding five-piece with guitarist Brandon Ross percussionist Jeffrey Haynes, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, harmonica player Gregoire Maret and bassist Reginald Veal, who all appear on Glamoured. The tour starts Feb. 6 in Washington D.C. and hits a bunch of major U.S. cities, plus Sioux Falls, S.D. The full list of dates is below.

In other Cassandra Wilson news, Winter & Records recently reissued two of the singer’s early albums, She Who Weeps (1990) and Live (1991), both originally released on JMT. The reissues are part of Winter & Winter’s ongoing JMT Edition series and come in that fancy-n-sturdy cardboard W&W packaging we love so much because it classes up our CD shelves.

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