Esperanza Spalding’s ‘Radio Music Society’ is her fourth studio album released March 20, 2012 by Heads Up International.
Track Listing : 1.Radio Song (Esperanza Spalding) – 06:32 . 2.Cinnamon Tree (Esperanza Spalding) – 05:36 . 3.Crowned & Kissed (Spalding, Algebra Blesset)- 04:35 . 4.Land Of The Free (Esperanza Spalding) – 01:54 . 5.Black Gold (Esperanza Spalding) – 05:17 . 6.I Can’T Help It (Susaye Brown Greene, Stevie Wonder) – 04:42 . 7.Hold On Me (Esperanza Spalding) – 03:40 . 8.Vague Suspicions (Esperanza Spalding) – 05:51 . 9.Endangered Species (Esperanza Spalding, Wayne Shorter, Joseph Vitarelli) – 06:38 . 10.Let Her (Esperanza Spalding) – 04:21 . 11.City Of Roses (Esperanza Spalding) – 04:35 . 12.Smile Like That (Esperanza Spalding) – 04:18
Musicians : Esperanza Spalding – Bass (Acoustic), Bass (Electric), Vocals . Terri Lyne Carrington – Drums . Gil Goldstein – Arranger . Thara Memory – Arranger, Conductor . Jody Redhage – Cello . Savannah Children’S Choir – Choir/Chorus . Kama Bell – Clarinet, Sax (Alto) . Algebra Blessett – Vocals On (5) . Jack Dejohnette – Drums . Billy Hart – Drums . Lyndon Rochelle – Drums . Q-Tip – Glockenspiel, Vocals . Lionel Loueke – Guitar, Vocals On (5) . Joe Lovano – Sax (Tenor) . Lalah Hathaway – Vocals . Leo Genovese – Fender Rhodes, Guembir, Keyboards, Piano . Daniel Blake – Flute, Saxophone . Gilad Hekselman – Guitar . Jef Lee Johnson – Guitar . Ricardo Vogt – Guitar . Raymond Angry – Organ . James Weidman – Organ . Jamey Haddad – Percussion . Janice Scroggins – Piano . American Music Program – Primary Artist . Renato Caranto – Sax (Alto) . John Carey – Sax (Alto) . Andrew Olson – Sax (Alto) . Sam Seacrist – Sax (Alto) . Kyle Zimmerman – Sax (Alto) . Stanley Mathabane – Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor) . Jeff Rathbone – Sax (Baritone) . Hayden Conrad – Sax (Tenor) . Nicole Glover – Sax (Tenor) . Tivon Pennicott – Sax (Tenor) . Aaron Reihs – Sax (Tenor) . Anthony Diamond – Saxophone, Soloist . Gretchen Parlato – Spoken Word, Vocals (Background) . Stan Bock – Trombone . Jeff Galindo – Trombone . Ian Garner – Trombone . Corey King – Trombone . Dan Brewster – Trombone . Javier Nero – Trombone . Ashton Summers – Trombone . Matt Warming – Trombone . Jerry Stalnaker – Trombone (Bass) . Darren Barrett – Trumpet . Kiran Bosley – Trumpet . Noah Conrad – Trumpet . Noah Hocker – Trumpet . Benjamin G. Mcdonald – Trumpet . Tree Palmedo – Trumpet . Benjamin Seacrist – Trumpet . Igmar Thomas – Trumpet . Olivia Deprato – Violin . Alan Hampton – Vocals (Background) . Justin Brown – Vocals (Background) . Leni Stern – Vocals (Background) . Becca Stevens – Vocals (Background) . Chris Turner – Vocals (Background)
Production : Produced By Esperanza Spalding, Q-Tip, Dave Love . Chris Cardillo – Assistant Engineer . Sean Kelly – Assistant Engineer . Tim Marchiafava – Assistant Engineer . Fernando Lodeiro – Engineer . Blair Wells – Engineer . James Frazee – Engineer . Brian Montgomery – Engineer . Bob Stark – Engineer . Joe Ferla – Engineer, Mixing . Raydar Ellis – Engineer . Paul Blakemore – Mastering . Erik Zobler – Mixing . Derik Lee – Mixing Assistant . Brett Mayer – Mixing Assistant . Jeremy Loucas – Engineer
Package : Jeff De Blois – Illustrations . Roland Lefox Nicol – Illustrations, Package Design . Cassie O’Sullivan – Make-Up, Stylist . John Abbott – Photography . David Bartolomi – Photography . Damian Conrad – Photography . Bailey Davidson – Photography . Christopher Drukker – Photography . Jesus Chuda Hidalgo – Photography . Jimmy Katz – Photography . Chanel Kennebrew – Photography . Sandrine Lee – Photography . Matthew Murphy – Photography . Dion Ogust – Photography . Carlos Pericás – Photography . Bransy Kayzakian Rowe – Photography . Ben Wolf – Photography
Recorded Summer 2011.
Released On March 20, 2012 By Heads Up International.
First Listen: Esperanza Spalding, ‘Radio Music Society’The new Esperanza Spalding album is all over the place. That’s neither pejorative nor praise; it simply is. There are songs protesting the justice system, lamenting the state of the news media and celebrating the history of the African diasporaand there are songs about love won, love affirmed, love unrequited, love lost and love about to be lost. […]
Los Angeles Times
Her interpretation of Wayne Shorter’s “Endangered Species” strains with such knotty, fusion-shaded complexity that there’s little room left to breathe. Still, there’s no arguing with Spalding’s talent for disregarding expectations while spinning her influences into something new. Where she looks next is anybody’s guess, but it’ll be fascinating to hear. […]
The young bassist-vocalist follows her 2011 Grammy win with a fine fourth album.There are times when the sources of inspiration are perhaps just too telegraphic, but a piece such as Cinnamon Tree, with its swish countermelody of hauntingly low, grainy strings has a subtle lyricism similar to what can be heard on Spalding’s auspicious 2006 debut Junjo, while a rollicking, densely layered reprise of Shorter’s sadly neglected gem Endangered Species shows a pleasing degree of lateral thinking. […]