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Esperanza Spalding: Chamber Music Society

Read "Chamber Music Society" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Esperanza non è più una promessa, ormai è un fenomeno. Te la ritrovi sulle copertine di magazine patinati e pure nelle classifiche di vendita: guarda un po' tutti dall'alto del suo basso. È riuscita con la sua aria divertita, gli occhi espressivi, i modi affabili e l'attitudine cortese a imporre una idea di jazz che sovente dialoga con ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Esperanza Spalding: Chamber Music Society

Read "Chamber Music Society" reviewed by Eugene Holley, Jr.

The jazz world hasn't been the same ever since the twenty-something Esperanza Spalding--the Oregon-born, Texas-based bassist/singer/composer/educator--burst on the scene at the change of the century. Her story as a self-taught, home schooled prodigy who graduated from Berklee and became that institution's youngest instructor; who gigged with everybody from Patti Austin and Pat Metheny to Joe Lovano; ...

Esperanza Spalding: Chamber Music Society

Read "Chamber Music Society" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

On the opening track of her much-lauded, self-titled major label debut, Esperanza (Heads Up, 2008 ), bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding covered Milton Nascimento's timeless gem, “Ponta de Areia." Rather than covering another of the singer/composer's tunes on Chamber Music Society, Spalding recruits Nascimento to perform on her own “Apple Blossoms." It's but one example of a highly ...