Cécile McLorin Salvant: Creation And Resurrection (Of Songs)

Feb 21, 2014

Cecile McLorin Salvant is one of the best young jazz singers to appear on the scene in years.  She’s the prefect combination of what many think a great singer should be.  She creates her own songs, allowing us to see the world through her eyes and she also combs American music history looking for semi-obscure gems to polish and present to a new audience. 

During her first visit to the KPLU Studio, she spoke with jazz host, Abe Beeson, about the importance and balance of this ‘creation and resurrection’ in her work and sang her versions of two wonderful songs:  I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate and the more contemporary, but somewhat overlooked ballad, There’s A Lull In My Life.

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