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Dreams and Daggers

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Dreams and Daggers

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Note: This is double album with running time of 1:52:05

Grammy LogoGrammy Nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album!

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Cécile is accompanied by: Aaron Diehl – piano, Paul Sikivie – double bass, Lawrence Leathers – drums; on all selections except for the following: “And Yet,” “More,” “You’re My Thrill” and “The Worm” with trio and string quartet, “Red Instead” and “Fascination” with string quartet, “You’ve Got To Give Me Some” piano only with Sullivan Fortner; Catalyst Quartet: Karla Donehew Perez & Suliman Tekalli – violins, Paul Laraia – viola, Karlos Rodriguez – cello

# Play Song Title Duration
1

And Yet

1:06
2

Devil May Care

6:56
3

Mad About The Boy

6:52
4

Sam Jones’ Blues

2:59
5

More

3:33
6

Never Will I Marry

4:02
7

Somehow I Never Could Believe

9:55
8

If A Girl Isn’t Pretty

2:55
9

Red Instead

0:34
10

Runnin’ Wild

1:39
11

The Best Thing For You (Would Be Me)

7:08
12

You’re My Thrill

4:34
13

I Didn’t Know What Time It Was

6:29
14

Tell Me What They’re Saying Can’t Be True

5:29
15

Nothing Like You

3:49
16

You’ve Got To Give Me Some

6:11
17

The Worm

1:03
18

My Man’s Gone Now

6:27
19

Let’s Face The Music And Dance

6:55
20

Si J'étais Blanche

5:14
21

Fascination

1:27
22

Wild Women Don’t Have The Blues

6:50
23

You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me

9:53

Shortly following Cécile McLorin Salvant’s emergence on the music scene, New York Times critic Stephen Holden stated, “As Cécile McLorin Salvant spun songs into a brilliant silk tapestry, I thought, if anyone can extend the lineage of the Big Three -- Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and Ella Fitzgerald -- it is this 23-year-old virtuoso.” Downbeat added emphasis to Holden’s sentiment by awarding Cécile top position in an unprecedented 4 categories in its 2014 Annual Critics Poll. And Wynton Marsalis commented “you get a singer like this once in a generation or two.”

With her 2016 Grammy Award winning album For One to Love, Cécile McLorin Salvant revealed that she is not just a sublime vocalist, but a supremely gifted storyteller and composer as well. Cécile is being embraced by music lovers at major festivals and clubs throughout the world. Her remarkable voice and striking ability to inhabit the emotional space and turn every song she performs into theater make her an artist of consequence to be celebrated and enjoyed.

Mood Description:
Vocal jazz with piano and string quartet