Dreams and Daggers (2CD)

Cécile McLorin Salvant

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Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Mack Avenue
September 29, 2017

Format: Compact Disc



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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

Press Quotes

"By a distance, she is the most interesting jazz singer to come forward in the past couple of decades. The new album reaffirms the impression that her virtuosity, such a double-edged gift, could take her anywhere"

thebluemoment.com (Richard Williams)

"The vocalist and songwriter delivers one of the great live jazz albums"


"This young American singer revives and refreshes the jazz vocal tradition"

The Times (4*)

"Dreams and Daggers" is an awesome performance"

The Guardian (5*)

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Key Value
Catalogue number MAC1120
Barcode 0673203112025
Number of items 2
Packaging type Custom
Imported No
Weight 70g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 12mm x 125mm

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. You're My Thrill 04:34
2. I Didn't Know What Time It Was 06:29
3. Tell Me What They're Saying Can't Be True 05:29
4. Nothing Like You 03:49
5. You've Got To Give Me Some 06:11
6. The Worm 01:03
7. My Man's Gone Now 06:27
8. Let's Face The Music And Dance 06:55
9. Si J'étais Blanche 05:14
10. Fascination 01:27
11. Wild Women Don't Have The Blues 06:50
12. You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me 09:53