|Studio album by|
|Released||April 4, 2006|
|Recorded||Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA - The Village Recorder and Electro Magnetic Studio, The Green Room, Los Angeles, CA - Dangerous Music, NY.|
|Producer||T-Bone Burnett, Keith Ciancia|
|Cassandra Wilson chronology|
|All About Jazz|
|The Buffalo News|
|The Penguin Guide to Jazz|
Thunderbird is a studio album by American jazz singer Cassandra Wilson. The record was released on the Blue Note label on April 4, 2006.
Kevin Jones of Exclaim! wrote: "After years of playing it straight with her roots-y approach to standard jazz, blues and folk sounds, singer Cassandra Wilson has recently moved (rather measurably) left towards a more modern feel, her results garnering mixed reviews from her purist fan base. Her latest effort, Thunderbird, continues unapologetically in that same direction... Though as deep, rich and dreamy as ever, its natural sleepiness leaves you fighting disinterest, even on the most danceable tracks. With Thunderbird, youre left with the sense that, while one day in the right hands this voice will drop something truly special and far reaching, that day is still a few tweaks and stylistic shifts off."Tim Perlich of NOW commented: "There's as much truth as ever to the age-old record-biz axiom that jazz recordings don't sell, but Norah Jones and Diana Krall have proven that jazzy recordings do. The folks at Blue Note know this, so it makes sense that Cassandra Wilson's new Thunderbird isn't jazz but, rather, an attempt at making a contemporary-sounding bluesy roots album that people under the age of 40 might want to hear." The Buffalo News review by Jeff Simon noted, "So gorgeous, though, is that dark, pillowy contralto -- as amazing a vocal sound as exists anywhere in current American music -- that you simply acquiesce to all of her stubborn detours around her own genius."
Martin Johnson of Paste Magazine stated: "...the recording’s broad, open sound is built around keyboards rather than small percussion instruments and gentle acoustic guitars. But the change in music hasn’t altered Wilson’s overall aesthetic; she’s still delving deeply into the roots of the Delta and celebrating its eclectic possibilities. The recording takes its name from the Native American legend about the animal that brought calm and growth to its haunts, and Wilson claims this spirit guided the collaboration... Many of her Blue Skies fans resented her Blue Light... material and the music that followed, deeming it a sell-out. But she eventually won over most doubters. And with thunderbird, she’s poised to do it again."
|US Jazz Albums (Billboard)||2|
Cassandra Wilson is an American jazz singer, songwriter, and producer from Jackson, Mississippi. She has been described by critic Gary Giddins as "a singer blessed with an unmistakable timbre and attack [who has] expanded the playing field" by incorporating blues, country, and folk music into her work.
Mike Elizondo is an American producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. A protege of Dr. Dre, Elizondo is noted for a "stunningly diverse CV" that includes work with 50 Cent, Eminem, Carrie Underwood, Fiona Apple, Mastodon, Ry Cooder, and Twenty One Pilots, among others. His songwriting credits include "In Da Club" by 50 Cent, Eminem's "Just Lose It" and "The Real Slim Shady", "Family Affair" by Mary J. Blige, and Carrie Underwood's "Cowboy Casanova". A Grammy Award-winner, He has been associated with records that have cumulatively sold more than 60 million albums in the United States alone.
Chávez Ravine: A Record by Ry Cooder is the twelfth studio album by Ry Cooder. It is the first concept album and historical album by Ry Cooder which tells the story of Chávez Ravine, a Mexican-American community demolished in the 1950s in order to build public housing. The housing was never built. Ultimately the Brooklyn Dodgers built a stadium on the site as part of their move to Los Angeles.
Don't Come Knocking is a 2005 American drama road film directed by German director Wim Wenders and written by Wenders and actor/playwright Sam Shepard. The two had previously collaborated on the film Paris, Texas (1984). It was entered into the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.
Fan Dance is the ninth studio album from American singer and songwriter Sam Phillips.
A Boot and a Shoe is the tenth studio album released by American singer and songwriter, Sam Phillips. The album was released in April 2004 and produced by T Bone Burnett.
The True False Identity is the sixth studio album by T Bone Burnett, released in 2006.
Blue Light 'til Dawn is a studio album by American jazz singer Cassandra Wilson. Her first album on the Blue Note label, it was released in 1993. It contains Wilson's interpretations of songs by various blues and rock artists, as well as three original compositions. The album marked a shift in Wilson’s recording style, mostly dropping the electric instruments of her earlier albums in favor of acoustic arrangements. A critical and commercial breakthrough, the album was re-released in 2014 with three bonus tracks recorded live somewhere in Europe during the Blue Light 'til Dawn Tour.
Traveling Miles is the thirteenth overall album by American jazz vocalist Cassandra Wilson. Released on the Blue Note label in 1999, it is a tribute to Miles Davis, taking many of its cues from Davis' catalog of recordings with Columbia Records.
Glamoured is a studio album by American jazz singer Cassandra Wilson. The record was released on the Blue Note label in 2003.
Belly of the Sun is a studio album by American jazz singer Cassandra Wilson. It was released on the Blue Note label in 2002.
My Name Is Buddy: Another Record by Ry Cooder is the thirteenth studio album by Ry Cooder. It is the second social-political concept album by Ry Cooder. Cooder has described it as the second in a trilogy that began with Chávez Ravine and concluded with I, Flathead. The album is packaged in a small booklet that includes a brief story and drawing to accompany each song. Both the songs and the stories relate tales from the viewpoint of the characters, Buddy Red Cat, Lefty Mouse, and Reverend Tom Toad. The liner notes ask listeners/readers to join them as they "Journey through time and space in days of labor, big bosses, farm failures, strikes, company cops, sundown towns, hobos, and trains... the America of yesteryear."
Loverly is a studio album by American jazz singer Cassandra Wilson, released in 2008 via Blue Note label. This is her second-ever album of jazz standards.
One Kind Favor is B.B. King's 42nd and final studio album. Produced by T Bone Burnett, it was released on August 26, 2008 by Geffen Records.
Tooth of Crime is an album by T Bone Burnett. The album is a selection of music written by Burnett for the 1996 production of Sam Shepard's play The Tooth of Crime.
Keith Ciancia, better known as Keefus Green or Keefus Ciancia is an American musician, composer and music producer. He has won an Ivor Novello Award and been nominated for an Emmy. Along with his long time creative collaborator, T Bone Burnett, he has co-composed and produced several film and television soundtracks, including the HBO series True Detective and the Coen brothers' The Ladykillers. He has produced records for a variety of artists including Kimbra, Everlast, A Fine Frenzy, Étienne Daho, Nikka Costa and Cassandra Wilson. As a keyboardist and pianist he has performed with Mike Patton, Marc Ribot, Iggy Pop, Father John Misty, Elton John and T Bone Burnett. He also co-produced and co-wrote Sleeping Tapes with Jeff Bridges.
Women + Country is singer-songwriter Jakob Dylan's second solo studio album. The album was released by Columbia Records on April 6, 2010, and produced by T-Bone Burnett.
The Union is a collaboration studio album by singer-songwriters Elton John and Leon Russell, released on 19 October 2010 in the US and on 25 October in the UK. This is John's second collaboration album, after 1993's Duets. This is the first studio release by John since 1979's Victim of Love without any of his regular band members. It is also his highest charting studio album on the Billboard 200 since 1976's Blue Moves, debuting at No. 3, as well as Russell's highest charting studio album since 1972's Carney. The Union was No. 3 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 30 Best Albums of 2010.
Silver Pony is a studio album by American jazz singer Cassandra Wilson, released in November 2010 on Blue Note Records. A mixture of live and studio-recorded tracks, it was produced by Wilson and John Fischbach. The release includes jazz, blues and pop standards, as well as original music by Wilson and her band. Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and singer John Legend make guest appearances.
Coming Forth by Day is a studio album by American jazz singer Cassandra Wilson. The album was released on April 6, 2015 via Legacy Recordings label.