Is it just my perception, or has Cassandra Wilson long held exalted status among female jazz vocalists? While the likes of Diana Krall, Dianne Reeves and Luciana Souza coexist as gold medalists, hasn’t Wilson solely occupied a heightened platinum stratum? If so, Wilson’s latest, which appropriately takes its name from the Native American symbol for divine intervention, simply sharpens her creative edge. From the opening bars of the urgently spiced “Go to Mexico” (cowritten, along with three other tracks, by Wilson) it’s obvious, yet again, that she has invaded fresh artistic territory.
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