Esperanza Spalding’s ‘Esperanza’ is her second studio album released on May 20, 2008 by Heads Up
Track Listing : 1.Ponta De Areia (Milton Nascimento, Fernando Brant) – 05:39 . 2.I Know You Know (Esperanza Spalding) – 03:46 . 3.Fall In (Esperanza Spalding) – 03:57 . 4.I Adore You (Esperanza Spalding) – 07:27 . 5.Cuerpo Y Alma (Body & Soul) (Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) – 08:01 . 6.She Got To You (Esperanza Spalding) – 04:29 . 7.Precious (Esperanza Spalding) – 04:24 . 8.Mela (Esperanza Spalding) – 06:57 . 9.Love In Time (Esperanza Spalding) – 05:47 . 10.Espera (Esperanza Spalding) – 04:40 . 11.If That’S True (Esperanza Spalding) – 07:33 . 12.Samba Em Preludio (Vinícius De Moraes, Baden Powell) – 05:11
Musicians : Esperanza Spalding – Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass, Vocals . Leo Genovese – Piano, Wurlitzer Electric Piano On (7), Fender Rhodes Piano On (10) . Jamey Haddad – Percussion . Otis Brown – Drums . Horacio Hernandez – Drums On (4 – 8) . Ambrose Akinmusire – Trumpet On (8 – 11) . Donald Harrison – Saxophone On (6 – 11) . Gretchen Parlato – Background Vocals On (1 – 4)
Production : Produced By Esperanza Spalding, Martin Walters, Niño Josele
Releasedon May 20, 2008 By Heads Up .
Some of the material – Nascimento’s Ponta de Areia, Body & Soul – is good, and the Latin-jazz style effective, but we need more chance for her chops to shine through. […]
Needless to say, I’m hooked. I’m not only a convert; I’m now and forevermore an evangelist for Esperanza Spalding. I wait anxiously for her next release, but until that time comes I’ll be playing Esperanza over and over and over… […]
Check Spalding’s bass solo here, it, like the tune, is a burner. In sum, Esperanza sounds like the work of a much older, more experienced player, singer, and songwriter. Spalding not only has these gifts in natural abundance but is disciplined in her execution as well. […]