Pays : France / Haiti / United States Label : Justin Time / Mack Avenue Genres et styles : Année : 2012
Cécile McLorin Salvant

Woman Child

· par Ralph Boncy

Hands-down winner of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in 2010, this young proponent of operatic singing left the Conservatory Darius Milhaud in Aix-en-Provence to come back to the United States. Purists and the public alike welcomed her with open arms, and of the readers and critics of the renowned jazz magazine Downbeat immediately voted her the new queen. Nominated but defeated at the Grammy Awards, Woman Child was her first recording for an American label. But the francophone artist got her revenge by winning the famous prize three times in a row for her three following albums, for which she also took charge of the artistic direction with humour and taste.

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