The Window (2LP)

Cécile McLorin Salvant

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Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Mack Avenue
October 12, 2018

Format: Vinyl (LP)



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Double LP, 180-gram vinyl housed in a gatefold jacket with insert.

'The Window', an album of duets be between Cécile McLorin Salvant and pianist Sullivan Fortner, explores and extends the tradition of the piano-vocal duo and its expressive possibilities. With just Fortner's deft accompaniment to support McLorin Salvant, the two are free to improvise and rhapsodize, to play freely with time, harmony, melody and phrasing.

The world first learned of the incredible vocal artistry of Cécile McLorin Salvant when she won the prestigious 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. In just under the span of a decade she has evolved from a darling of jazz critics and fans, to a multi-GRAMMY® Award winner and a prescient, fearless voice in music today.

Thematically, 'The Window' is a meditative cycle of songs about the mercurial nature of love. The duo explores the theme across a wide repertory that includes Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim, the inner-visionary Stevie Wonder, gems of French cabaret, and early Rhythm and Blues, alongside McLorin Salvant's brilliant, original compositions. Just as a window frames a view - revealing as much as it hides, connecting as much as it separates - each song on the album offers a shifting and discerning perspective on love's emotional complexity. McLorin Salvant sings of anticipation and joy, obsession and madness, torment and longing, tactics and coyness. 'The Window' traverses love's wide universe, from the pleasure of a lover's touch with its feelings of human communion, to the invisible masks we wear to hide from others and from ourselves.

Touched at every moment by McLorin Salvant's brilliance, The Window is a dazzling new release from an artist who is surely, to quote Duke Ellington, "beyond category."

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Key Value
Catalogue number MAC1132LP
Barcode 0673203113213
Number of items 2
Imported No
Weight 540g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 317mm x 12mm x 317mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Visions 05:11
2. One Step Ahead 02:09
3. By Myself 02:34
4. The Sweetest Sounds 04:55
5. Ever Since The One I Love's Been Gone 05:52
6. À Clef 02:05
7. Obsession 03:10
8. Wild Is Love 03:21
9. J'ai L'Cafard 03:00

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Somewhere 07:10
2. The Gentleman Is A Dope 04:29
3. Trouble Is A Man 03:47
4. Were Thine That Special Face 03:19
5. I've Got Your Number 05:00
6. Tell Me Why 03:28
7. Everything I've Got Belongs To You 01:10
8. The Peacocks 09:34