Point of View (Cassandra Wilson album)

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Point of View
Point of View (Casandra Wilson album).jpg
Studio album by Cassandra Wilson
Released 1986
Recorded December, 1985
Genre Jazz
Length 42:16
Label JMT
Producer Stefan F. Winter, Steve Coleman
Cassandra Wilson chronology
Point of View
Days Aweigh

Point of View is the debut studio album by American jazz singer Cassandra Wilson, recorded in Brooklyn, New York, in December 1985, as the fourth release of the German JMT label in 1986.[1] It was also one of the first albums of a group of musicians around Steve Coleman, that became known as M-Base.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Writing for Allmusic on the occasion of the albums reissue on Winter & Winter in 2001, Scott Yanow gave the album a star rating of four out of five and praised Wilson's effort to "find a role for her voice" among "overcrowded ensembles". He described Wilson as a "chance-taking singer in a funky M-Base setting."[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Square Roots" (Cassandra Wilson) – 4:39
  2. "Blue in Green" (Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Wilson) – 4:10
  3. "Never" (Steve Coleman, Wilson) – 4:41
  4. "Desperate Move" (Coleman) – 7:58
  5. "Love & Hate" (Grachan Moncur III) – 8:19
  6. "I Am Waiting" (Wilson) – 3:39
  7. "I Wished on the Moon" (Dorothy Parker, Ralph Rainger) – 3:35
  8. "I Thought You Knew" (Jean-Paul Bourelly) – 5:36


Production notes:

  • Stefan F. Winter – producer
  • Steve Coleman – producer
  • Joe Marciano – engineer
  • Adrian Von Ripka – mastering
  • Christine Paxmann;– cover design
  • Scott Sternbach – photography
  • Günter Mattei – cover design for the reissue
  • Joseph Gasu Rittenberg – photography for the reissue


  1. ^ Shimada, T., JMT label discography, accessed September 26, 2014
  2. ^ Point of View at AllMusic
  3. ^ Yanow, Scott, "Point of View > Review", Allmusic, Rovi Corporation, retrieved July 21, 2010