Days Aweigh

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Days Aweigh
Studio album by Cassandra Wilson
Released 1987
Recorded May, 1987
Genre Jazz
Length 51:58
Label JMT JMT 870012
Producer Stefan F. Winter, Steve Coleman, Cassandra Wilson
Cassandra Wilson chronology
Point of View
(1986)
Days Aweigh
(1987)
Blue Skies
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Days Aweigh is the second studio album by American jazz singer Cassandra Wilson. It was originally released on the JMT label in 1987 and later rereleased on Winter & Winter.[2]

Reception[edit]

Allmusic's Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars and stated "this is advanced free funk dance music."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Cassandra Wilson; except where indicated

  1. "Electromagnolia" (Olu Dara, Cassandra Wilson) – 4:45
  2. "Let's Face the Music and Dance" (Irving Berlin) – 2:31
  3. "Days Aweigh" (Jean-Paul Bourelly) – 3:27
  4. "Subatomic Blues"  – 4:34
  5. "Apricots on Their Wings" (Henry Threadgill) – 5:49
  6. "If You Only Know How"  – 5:07
  7. "You Belong to You"  – 4:55
  8. "Some Other Time" (Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green) – 5:12
  9. "Black and Yellow" (Rod Williams) – 5:38

Personnel[edit]

  • Cassandra Wilson – vocals, guitar
  • Jean-Paul Bourelly – guitar
  • Steve Coleman – percussion, sax
  • Mark Johnson – drums
  • Olu Dara – cornet, vocals
  • Graham Haynes – trumpet
  • Kenny Davis – bass
  • Kevin Bruce – bass
  • Rod Williams – piano, synthesizer

Production notes:

  • Steve Coleman – producer
  • Cassandra Wilson – producer
  • Stefan F. Winter – executive producer
  • Joe Marciano – engineer
  • Adrian Von Ripka – mastering
  • Henry Threadgill – arranger
  • Joseph Gasu Rittenberg – photography, cover design
  • Günter Mattei – cover design

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Days Aweigh at AllMusic
  2. ^ Shimada, T., JMT label discography, accessed September 26, 2014