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  • richard quontoot generick esq wrote on July 14, 2012 report

    Nobody needs to hear another interpretation of "All The Things You Are" for the thousandth time, with the same mix-and-match Bird lines rehashed for 37 choruses. That ship has sailed. I'm sure there was somebody back in the day (who preferred Tommy Dorsey) who wrote pious, condescending reviews about Diz and Monk. Stuff changes.
    Spalding and Loueke are the future of jazz. And I for one am glad of it. It's called Creativity. It's called Evolution. It's called Having Your Own Voice.

    This review read like sour grapes. I'm a failed musician, too. No need to take it out on the best and brightest.

  • Jamie Misselbrook wrote on September 16, 2012 report

    Richard Quontoot has got it straight.

    You either hear music by relating it to what has come previous or by hear the music. The latter is the only way to hear Spalding's work. Its a shame people feel they need to be listening to the best musician in the world for it to be good music. And in regards to her voice, I for one would much rather hear beautiful, clear tones of Esperanza enjoying what she does than severe/over produced sound that Adele is praised for.

    Spalding is fun,joyful and musical. So what's the problem?

  • Dave Delaney wrote on October 23, 2012 report

    Which one of the three guitarists is the soloist on "Cinnamon Tree"? Whoever it is has a real Larry Carlton-esque sound and style that sounds great!

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