Legacy Recordings Signs Cassandra Wilson

Billie Holiday tribute, world tour coming in 2015

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Cassandra Wilson

Legacy Recordings has announced its signing of vocalist Cassandra Wilson, whose debut for the label, Coming Forth By Day, a tribute to Billie Holiday to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the birth of the singer, is set for release in the spring. Coming Forth By Day was produced by Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Arcade Fire).

Wilson recorded Coming Forth By Day in Los Angeles at Seedy Underbelly studios with guitarists T Bone Burnett and Nick Zinner (of the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs), string arranger Van Dyke Parks and the rhythm section of Cave’s group the Bad Seeds (drummer Thomas Wydler and bassist Martyn P. Casey).

Wilson will embark on a world tour in February and is slated to make her headlining debut at Harlem’s Apollo Theater on April 10. The artist will close out 2014 with performances in Norway, Germany, Slovakia and Italy in November and December.