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Cecile Mclorin Salvant's 'Ogresse;

Cecile Mclorin Salvant's 'Ogresse;


Vocalist, composer and three-time Grammy Award-winner Cecile Mclorin Salvant presents her new 90-minute song cycle in collaboration with arranger and conductor Darcy James Argue. Since her emergence a decade ago, Salvant has tapped into a line of classic jazz vocalists: Bessie Smith, Betty Carter, Abbey Lincoln. Her voice is startlingly expressive and rich, with a capacious lower register that brings to mind Sarah Vaughan. Now, at age 30, Salvant has blossomed into an artist and composer with her own unique vision. The evidence is to be found in Ogresse, her new 90-minute song cycle - a dark fairy tale, telling the story of a devilish monster-woman with a taste for human flesh.

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