New jazz generationAmerican singer Cécile McLorin Salvant is praised as queen of the new jazz generation, with multiple Grammys and Downbeat Critics Polls to her name. Like no other she gives new meaning to famous and lesser known gems from jazz history.
Additionally, soul, blues, chansons and her own original songs grace her album The Window, on which she is accompanied masterfully by pianist Sullivan Fortner. In Fortner she has found a kindred spirit who’s also able to play freely with time, harmony and melody.
The pianist has previously collaborated with major artists such as Wynton Marsalis and John Scofield. ‘The finest jazz singer to emerge in the last decade. Ms Salvant has it all: perfect pitch and enunciation, a playful sense of humor, a rich and varied tonal palette, a supple sense of swing, exquisite taste in songs and phrasing, and a deep connection to lyrics’ (New York Times). ‘
The leader of a new pack of fully modern jazz singers explores the historical context and modern possibilities of every song she sings, even the deepest American standards’ (Pitchfork).