With "Belly Of The Sun" Cassandra Wilson continues to move to recoup as a belated follow up to "Traveling Miles" on the road from a variety of sources. Actually at home in jazz and as usual masterfully melodic nuances and improvisational phrasing, Cassandra Wilson uses a variety of non-jazz related idioms - roots music, rock, delta blues, country, soul - a kind of earthy, intelligent pop with a to create quite obvious crossover appeal. 's core of her band include guitarist Marvin Sewell and Kevin Breit, which harmonize well with each other, Sewell mostly with gentle accoustic guitar, wide with additional atmospheric sounds on the electric, the-string 12 and a slide- Gitarrre, or mandolin, banjo, and even bouzouki. Bassist Mark Peterson and drummer Jeffrey Haynes and Cyro Baptista provide a wonderfully sensitive rhythmic basis. But because Wilson has returned for most of the recordings in their home state of Mississippi, she made sure that local musicians were booked for some of the shots. In this way, the guitarist Jesse Robinson is a guest at (and co-author of) the funky "Show Me a Love," and the octogenarian pianist 'Boogaloo' Ames plays a non aufpoliertes, but coming from my heart duet with Wilson in the classic "Darkness on the Delta". Among the other guests are drummer Xavyon Jamison, trumpeter Olu Dara, pianist and singer Rhonda Richmond (which slowly oscillating "Road So Clear" wrote), guitarist Richard Johnston, the background singer Patrice Monell, Jewell Bass Henry Rhodes and Vasti Jackson, also children from the New York Middle School 44 Wilson delves into the vintage blues of Fred McDowell from Mississippi: "You Gotta Move" and still short but crisp Robert Johnson's "Hot Tamales". But the best bits are the rock / pop cover versions: "The Weight" by The Band, Bob Dylan's "Shelter From the Storm," James Taylor "Only a Dream in Rio," Jobim's "Waters of March" and Jimmy Webb's "Wichita Lineman" (a 68s hit for Glen Campbell). Wilson and her band are in top form with this heavenly reinterpretations. As well like their own texts do not come close to the quality of a Robbie Robertson or Bob Dylan, their versatility and their focus stand out clearly in their own compositions "Justice", "Just a Parade" (a Zusammenbarbeit with neo-soul newcomer India. Arie ), and the Caribbean-inspired "Cooter Brown".