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Radio Music Society (2XVinyl LP)


Esperanza Spalding


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It has not taken Esperanza Spalding long to emerge as one of the brightest lights in the musical world. Listeners familiar with her stunning 2008 debut, 'Esperanza', and her best-selling 2010 release 'Chamber Music Society', were well aware that the young bassist, vocalist and composer from Portland, Oregon was the real deal, with a unique and style-spanning presence, deeply rooted in jazz yet destined to make her mark far beyond the jazz realm. That judgment was confirmed when Spalding became the first jazz musician to receive the GRAMMY® Award for Best New Artist. 'Radio Music Society' is her most diverse, ambitious and masterful recital yet.
'Radio Music Society' is a companion, rather than a sequel, to Spalding's previous disc, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart. Among its many strengths, 'Radio Music Society' is a celebration of the men and women who have helped cultivate Spalding's talent, as well as those who have nurtured her vision and inspired her along the way. "I've had the honor and blessing of working with so many phenomenal jazz musicians over the years," she says. "As I've gotten to know them and their music, I've grown to love them as family and colleagues. I wished for an opportunity for us all to interpret songs together, so that they can be heard and received by a larger audience. That music is realized by many of the brilliant musicians who are part of Spalding's ever-expanding universe. In addition to longtime partners Lovano, keyboard player Leo Genovese and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, the ranks contain jazz legends Jack DeJohnette and Billy Hart; guitar heroes Jef Lee Johnson and Lionel Loueke; an array of master vocalists including Algebra Blessett, Lalah Hathaway, Gretchen Parlato, Leni Stern and Becca Stevens; hip-hop giant Q-Tip (who performs on and co-produced two tracks); and two Portland-based musicians, Janice Scroggins and Dr. Thara Memory, who provided essential mentorship in Spalding's youth.
Tracks:
Side 1: 1. Radio Song 2. Cinnamon Tree 3. Crowned & Kissed Side 2: 4. Land of the Free 5. Black Gold 6. I Can't Help It Side 3: 7. Hold On Me 8. Vague Suspicions 9. Endangered Species Side 4: 10. Let Her 11. City of Roses 12. Smile Like That

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Artist: Esperanza Spalding
Album: Radio Music Society (2XVinyl LP)
Cat #: 0888072337626
Date: 23/04/2012
Format: Vinyl: LP
Discs: 2
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Genres: Jazz , Pop
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