2016 POP Finalists

2016 POP Finalists 0

Each month, 21CM asks a leader in music to select the People, Organizations and Projects that have inspired them most. Now, we hand the voting over to you to select your favorites.

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2016

The Fierce Young Women of Jazz

Cecile McLorin Salvant sings, masked in a lightning bolt graphic 0

As the trio plays the intro to “Wives and Lovers,” her nonplussed demeanor and polished white glasses provide no clue of what is to come. Then Cecile McLorin Salvant steps forward. With growl and bite and pop and light she reimagines each phrase – lending a sardonic girlishness tinged with wistfulness to the well-worn classic. It is a revelation.

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