Cécile McLorin Salvant
For One To Love
2016 Grammy Winner for "Best Jazz Vocal Album"
“This music is very personal, very close to home,” Cécile McLorin Salvant responds when asked about the songs on For One To Love. “I’m not playing anyone else here but myself. I can look at many of these songs and see that this is an event that really happened, or a feeling I’ve lived through myself,” McLorin Salvant explains. “That’s what makes it so difficult to share. It’s almost like a diary entry.”
McLorin Salvant is superbly supported in her vision by a world-class group of musicians who share her values and play a key role in shaping each performance into an artistic statement. There are no studio tricks or subterfuge here. When asked her about the secret to her success, McLorin Salvant nonchalantly ascribes much of it to luck. But, then, after a quiet pause, she adds: “People will always be moved by something that’s genuine.” They certainly will and you will encounter just that on every track of this bold, heartfelt album.
That same attention to detail also emerges in a similarly meticulously created, handmade package; a package that Cécile has literally envisioned, drawn or handwritten everything in it. For One To Love is truly the creation of a singular and unique creative. We present to you with Cécile, the second record in her young and amazing career.