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WomanChild

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Download links and information about WomanChild by Cecile McLorin Salvant. This album was released in 2013 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 59:53 minutes.

Artist: Cecile McLorin Salvant
Release date: 2013
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Tracks: 12
Duration: 59:53
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. St. Louis Gal 3:01
2. I Didn't Know What Time It Was 6:07
3. Nobody 3:24
4. Womanchild 6:07
5. Le front cache sur tes genoux 5:11
6. Prelude / There's a Lull in My Life 5:16
7. You Bring out the Savage in Me 5:07
8. Baby Have Pity on Me 3:21
9. John Henry 5:14
10. Jitterbug Waltz 6:52
11. What a Little Moonlight Can Do 8:14
12. Deep Dark Blue 1:59

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After making a splash in 2010 by winning the prestigious Thelonious Monk Competition, this gifted French-American singer unveils her spellbinding second album, WomanChild. It’s instantly striking how Salvant holds notes to mold the lyrics. Her vocals are comforting, authoritative, and remarkably graceful—even when singing a blues number about exacting revenge (“St. Louis Gal”). This segues into a sunny jazz standard about young love (“I Didn’t Know What Time It Was”), where brushed drums and gentle piano mingle with Salvant’s syrupy vocals; it calls to mind an enthralling mix of Billie Holiday and Erykah Badu. A rousing ragtime rhythm energizes Salvant’s cover of Bert Williams’ “Nobody,” while her subtle inflections burn a hole through ballads like “Prelude/There's a Lull in My Life.” This seesawing versatility zigzags its way through this timeless collection. It closes with a powerful one-two punch: jittery piano evokes the fluttering emotions of budding romance (“What a Little Moonlight Can Do”), which transitions into the gorgeous haunt of “Deep Dark Blue.”