Coming Forth By Day is an impressive homage to Billie Holiday from legendary jazz artist Cassandra Wilson. Mostly comprised of songs associated with Holiday, this album is full of sensual tonality and luxurious instrumentation, easily the template of Wilsonâ€™s discography and musical gifting. Sweltering and sweaty drips of piano run through â€œDonâ€™t Explain,â€ while that elegant tone of Cassandra Wilsonâ€™s voice captures such a romantic steam and devotion even in the face of a wayward lover. â€œYou Go to My Headâ€ is an intoxicating affair decorated with an orchestral wonderment, while â€œAll of Meâ€ rolls in like a pleasant, unyielding wave. The somber â€œStrange Fruit,â€ and the meaning of the song, electrifies under haunting melodies and a rigid, delightful rage of a full-bodied orchestra, still timely as a protest song. This album celebrates Billie Holiday. Had she been alive today, she would be 100 years of age. Her impression and appreciation has never wavered and this album pays tribute well, while never attempting to duplicate. Produced by Nick Caveâ€™s producer, Nick Launay, other artists on this project include Van Dyke Parks, The Bad Seedsâ€™ Thomas Wydler and Martyn P. Casey, T Bone Burnett and Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.