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Dreams and Daggers

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Dreams and Daggers
Dreams and Daggers


Grammy® Award-winning vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant has had a remarkable rise to stardom in her professional career, and she's taking another big leap forward with Dreams and Daggers, her third album for Mack Avenue Records.

McLorin Salvant first made waves in the jazz world when she entered the most prestigious jazz vocal competition in the world and made it to the finals as their youngest performer and was selected by an illustrious panel of judges - Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Kurt Elling, Patti Austin, and Al Jarreau - as the 2010 Thelonious Monk Competition winner. The judges noted her remarkable voice and striking ability to inhabit the emotional space of every song she heard and turn it into a compelling statement.

In 2013, McLorin Salvant made her Mack Avenue Records debut with 'WomanChild', garnering a GRAMMY® Award-nomination, NPR Music's pick for "Best Jazz Vocal Album of the Year," and three placements in DownBeat's critic's poll, among many other accolades. Her 2015 follow up release, 'For One to Love', won the GRAMMY® Award for "Best Jazz Vocal Album."

McLorin Salvant's music has been included in the soundtrack for HBO's acclaimed film, Bessie. New York Times Magazine included a track as one of "25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music Is Going," The New Yorker profiled her at age 27, Vanity Fair featured her in their "Millennials That Are Shaking Up The Jazz World" piece, Essence Magazine noted her as one of "13 Emerging Black Women in Music," and Gilles Peterson included her as an "Artist to Watch" in The Atlantic. Her dazzling performance on BBC 2's "Later with Jools Holland" saw her profile in the UK skyrocket.

"You get a singer like this once in a generation or two." - Wynton Marsalis

"Salvant has a supple, well-trained voice with spot-on pitch. Her low notes go from husky to full-bodied; her high notes float purely and cleanly. When she scats, it's not an ego trip but a musical game, where notes and syllables get to shape-shift." - The New York Times Magazine


  1. Name
  2. And Yet
  3. Devil May Care
  4. Mad About The Boy
  5. Sam Jones' Blues
  6. More
  7. Never Will I Marry
  8. Somehow I Never Could Believe
  9. If A Girl Isn't Pretty
  10. Red Instead
  11. Runnin' Wild
  12. The Best Thing For You (Would Be Me)
  13. You're My Thrill
  14. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
  15. Tell Me What They're Saying Can't Be True
  16. Nothing Like You
  17. You've Got To Give Me Some
  18. The Worm
  19. My Man's Gone Now
  20. Let's Face The Music And Dance
  21. Si J'étais Blanche
  22. Fascination
  23. Wild Women Don't Have The Blues
  24. You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me
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