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Cassandre McKinley

Jazz Vocalist Cassandre McKinley will release her debut album under the MAXJAZZ label "TIL TOMORROW - Remembering Marvin Gaye" on August 29th, 2006. In this body of work, McKinley delivers her interpretation of selected music Gaye wrote, co-wrote and performed throughout his career. From inception to execution, McKinley's sensitivity to Gaye's message and her rich, warm sound combine to pull this project far, far away from the ordinary - creating a genre that just fits between Jazz, Smooth Jazz and R & B - soulful and creative. From her 2004 self-released album “BARING THE SOUL" - this new album exhibits Cassandre's continuing exploration of Nu-Jazz and Soul focusing on additional material by this great soul icon.

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Til Tomorrow

Label: MAXJAZZ
Released: 2006

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Baring the Soul: The Music of Marvin Gaye

Label: Drexi Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: Trouble Man; I Want You; Til Tomorrow; I Wish It Would Rain; Let's Get It On; Pride And Joy; Your Precious Love; I Won't Cry Anymore; After The Dance; If This World Were Mine

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Baring The Soul The Music of Marvin Gaye

Label: Drexl Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: Trouble Man, I Want You, Til Tomorrow, I Wish It Would Rain, Let's Get It On, Let's Get It On, Pride And Joy, Your Precious Love, I Won't Cry Anymore, After The Dance, If This World Were Mine.

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Cassandre McKinley: Baring The Soul The Music of Marvin Gaye

Read "Baring The Soul  The Music of Marvin Gaye" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone


I rather like this jazz-inspired tribute to the music of the legendary Motown singer and songwriter Marvin Gaye. I can't think of anyone who has prepared an entire album to celebrate his work in this genre. Even Kevin Mahogony's Pride and Joy (2003) was a Motown album with only the title tune reflecting Gaye's songbook. McKinley's ...

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Cassandre McKinley: Baring the Soul: The Music of Marvin Gaye

Read "Baring the Soul: The Music of Marvin Gaye" reviewed by Bridget A. Arnwine


On Baring the Soul: The Music of Marvin Gaye, Cassandre McKinley sings some of the late soul legend's greatest and most celebrated songs. Performing such classics as “Let's Get It On, “Your Precious Love, (which features a duet with vocalist John Pagano), “Trouble Man, “Pride and Joy, and “I Want You, Cassandre McKinley takes on the ...

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Stay the Night

Label: CDS Records
Released: 2000
Track listing: Easy Street, Save Your Love For Me, Cry Me a River, Fever, You Don

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Cassandre McKinley: Stay the Night

Read "Stay the Night" reviewed by Mathew Bahl


Stay the Night is the young, Boston-based vocalist Cassandre McKinley’s second CD. Although far from perfect, there is enough talent and solid judgment on display to suggest that it will not be her last. Ms. McKinley’s chief asset is a gorgeous voice that immediately grabs the listener’s attention. Hers is a bright, nicely textured, well pitched ...


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