Review of ‘Coming Forth by Day’ by Cassandra Wilson: Tribute Album as Birthday Present

April 7, 2015 9:33 PM

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Review of ‘Coming Forth by Day’ by Cassandra Wilson: Tribute Album as Birthday Present

A recording that recasts Billie Holiday on the singer’s 100th birthday.

Through their achievements at popular music’s highest level, Billie Holiday and Cassandra Wilson are peers across time. Accordingly, Ms. Wilson is free to pay homage to Holiday without fealty, and she does so on her new album, “Coming Forth by Day” (Legacy), by radically reinterpreting, with charact...

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