Grammy-award winning jazz vocalist Cassandra Wilson released Closer To You: The Pop Side this week via Blue Note / EMI.
Closer To You: The Pop Side celebrates the finest pop covers from Wilson’s seven albums recorded with Blue Note during her lengthy tenure with the legendary label. With her unmistakable voice, Cassandra covers an array of classics from pop / rock legends such as U2 ("Love Is Blindness"), Bob Dylan ("Lay Lady Lay"), Sting ("Fragile"), Cyndi Lauper ("Time After Time") and Van Morrison ("Tupelo Honey").
Wilson won her second Grammy® Award in February, earning the Best Jazz Vocal Album honors for Loverly, her critically acclaimed 2008 Blue Note release. Blue Note Records is celebrating its 70th Anniversary as the world’s premier and longest-running jazz label with special commemorative releases and events throughout 2009.