Esperanza Spalding’s ‘Chamber Music Society’ is her third studio album released on August 17, 2010 by Heads Up.
Track listing : 1.Little Fly (William Blake, Esperanza Spalding) – 03:33 . 2.Knowledge of Good and Evil (Esperanza Spalding) – 07:59 . 3.Really Very Small (Esperanza Spalding) – 02:44 . 4.Chacarera (Leo Genovese) – 07:27 . 5.Wild Is the Wind (Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington) – 05:37 . 6.Apple Blossom (Esperanza Spalding) – 06:02 . 7.As a Sprout (Esperanza Spalding) – 00:41 . 8.What a Friend (Esperanza Spalding) – 04:54 . 9.Winter Sun (Esperanza Spalding) – 06:48 . 10.Inútil Paisagem (Aloysio De Oliveria, Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 04:38 . 11.Short and Sweet (Esperanza Spalding) – 05:52 .
Musicians : Esperanza Spalding – electric bass, acoustic bass, vocals . Leo Genovese – piano, electric piano, melodica . Terri Lyne Carrington – drums . Quintino Cinalli – percussion . Entcho Todorov – violin . Lois Martin – viola . David Eggar – cello . Ricardo Vogt – nylon-stringed guitar on (6) . Milton Nascimento – vocals on (6) . Gretchen Parlato – backing vocals on (2 – 10) .
Production Produced by Esperanza Spalding, Gil Goldstein . Gil Goldstein – co-arranger . Jay Newland – Engineer . Dae Bennett – Engineer . Charlie Paakkari – Engineer . Al Perrotta – Assistant Engineer . Travis Stefl – Assistant Engineer . Joe Ferla – Mixing . Paul Blakemore – Mastering .
Packaging : Jennifer Armstrong – Assistant Photographer . Sandrine Lee – Photography . Roland Lefox Nicol – Package Design . Cassie O’Sullivan – Make-Up, Stylist, Wardrobe .
Recorded October 2009 .
Released on August 17, 2010 by Heads Up.
I had a while to live with this record. I loved it from the outset and have listened to it a lot and it’s that kind of record: one you will return to often. Esperanza is a special talent. […]
Like Jaco Pastorius, she proves that the bass can be just as compelling a lead instrument as the piano or guitar. Considering her clearly impressive musical gifts, it seems likely that Chamber Music Society exemplifies only the beginning of great things to come from this artist. […]
Her original compositions sound like standards already.For her third album, New Jersey resident Spalding has created a more intimate pleasure. Its title hints at the subtleties within: Chamber Music Society finds Spalding’s accustomed quartet augmented by a string trio. Her co-producer also happens to be Gil Goldstein, one of the prime arrangers in jazz. […]