Belly of The Sun, her fourth release for Blue Note Records, is the classic Cassandra Wilson journey, where borders and boundaries are sometimes pushed, sometimes expanded, sometimes eliminated but always discounted as limitations. Embracing Blues, African, Jazz, R&B, Brazilian and pop sensibilities, Belly of the Sun, is an invitation into the many sounds that have filtered through the musical landscape of the South. Featuring both original material and startling interpretations of material by other songwriters such as The Band, Bob Dylan and Robert Johnson, Belly of The Sun is full of the power of Cassandra’s Mississippi roots and the roots of American music.
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Cassandra Wilson - Guitar
Olu Dara - Trumpet
Cyro Baptista - Percussion, Bass Drums, Vocals
Jewel Bass - Vocals
Jeff Haynes - Percussion, Steel Drums
Vas-tie Jackson - Vocals
Marvin Sewell - Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Kevin Breit - Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Omnichord, E-bow, Bazouki, national steel guitar, Guitar (Resonator), Banjo, Slide Guitar