Exclusive Video: Cassandra Wilson on Working With Van Dyke Parks

The singer collaborated with legendary arranger on her Billie Holiday project

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Marc Seliger

Cassandra Wilson

On April 7, the 100th anniversary of Billie Holiday’s birth, Cassandra Wilson released Coming Forth By Day (Sony Legacy), a Holiday tribute recording. In this exclusive video, Wilson reflects on working with legendary producer, composer and arranger Van Dyke Parks, who provided string arrangements for the album.

Says Wilson of her fellow Mississippi native: “Such a beautiful, loving human being and he brought that love to the music. He’s articulating life in a higher place than mere mortals.”