Author: Phil Gallo
Journalist and author Phil Gallo has written about music and the entertainment industry for three decades. Co-author of the book Record Store Days (Sterling), Gallo has been a reporter, critic and editor at Billboard, Daily Variety and the the Daily News of Los Angeles. His work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Downbeat and Bon Appetit.
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.