14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on January 8, 2011
This is a great followup to "Loverly". The concept is interesting and the band behind Cassandra is smokin. The stand out is Marvin Sewell whose guitar work is astounding and truly unique. It's a great listen all the way through.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on May 30, 2011
Wilson's low, molasses tones roll slowly into your ears, enclosing your brain in a late summer's rain, as she breathes her way through another bayou-jazz, cocktail set of songs of regrets, wrongs, and quiet righteousness. This time around, she combines live tracks with studio tracks that were birthed live and groomed in the recording booths. Either way, the songs bend to the Wilson will, as she stretches, massages, and clips notes as she sees fit. Once again for Wilson, most work; a few don't. The sublime contralto purr of "If It's Magic," a fluttering "Blackbird," and the wistful "A Day in the Life of a Fool" far outclass the prolonged slide-blues of "Saddle Up My Pony," or the bent, detuned guitar figure of "St. James Infirmary." But do climb on; Silver Pony is definitely worth a ride.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on March 22, 2011
In my opinion this is one of Cassandra Wilson better CDs. I love the bluesy feel of her music blended with jazz, the conga drums. Yes I love this CD, it is very special.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on July 28, 2011
I'm not a big Jazz guy but what I like about Cassandra Wilson is how Organic her recordings are, It seem's most Artist these day's dont no when to Quit and it leeds to a over produced recording . Cassandra is a Bench mark for me-Her recordings are "real " sounding -She is Real sounding