CÃ©cile McLorin Salvant has released the title track to MÃ©lusine, her new album, due March 24 on Nonesuch, along with a video she created for it.
The album features a mix of five originals and interpretations of nine songs, dating as far back as the twelfth century, mostly sung in French along with Occitan, English, and Haitian KreyÃ²l. The title track was written by Salvant. MÃ©lusine follows last year’s Grammy-nominated label debut, Ghost Song, which received tremendous critical praise, including spots on best albums of 2022 lists from the New York Times and NPR, among others.
Salvant tours France, Portugal, and Italy this month then returns to North America for dates into the summer, including performances at the Big Ears and SFJAZZ Festivals and at New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center. // Continue to the full article