Esperanza, Lin-Manuel and al celebrate poetry at the White House (2009)

May 12, 2009 - The Obamas have gathered various artists to celebrate poetry : Mayda del Valle, James Earl Jones, Michael Chabon, Ayelet Waldman, Esperanza Spalding, Jamaica Osorio, Joshua Bennett and Lin-Manuel Miranda who will present a text about Alexander Hamilton, he presently works on, at the White House Evening of Poetry, Music, and the Spoken Word

Miles Davis records ‘Sketches of Spain’ for Columbia (1959)

Miles Davis' 'Sketches of Spain' is an album (including an extended version of the second movement of Joaquin Rodrigo's 'Concierto de Aranjuez') recorded on November 20, 1959 & March 10, 1960 and released on July 18, 1960 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Concierto De Aranjuez (Adagio) (Joaquín Rodrigo) – 16:19 . 2.Will O' The Wisp (Manuel De Falla) – 03:47 . 3.The Pan Piper (A.K.A. Alborada De…

The new Esperanza Spalding feels like Robert Wyatt in bed with Judy Garland. It has that organic intellectualism that implies ‘I put twelve spells on you because you’re mind’

Esperanza Spalding's '12 Little Spells' is her seventh album released on October 19, 2018 by Concord. Visual artist Ethan Samuel Young has directed the video version of the album. (Source Esperanza Spalding - 12 Little Spells | Official Site)Rolling Stone ...that will make your head spin with its exquisite intergenre oddity, like the prog-meets-pop-meets-spoken-word mini opus WBGO ..a word that…

Cesária Évora releases ‘Rogamar’ three years after the success of ‘Voz d’Amor’ (2006)

Cesária Évora's 'Rogamar' is an album released on March 6, 2006 by Lusafrica.Track Listing : 1.Sombras Di Distino (Manuel De Novas) - 04:36 . 2.Um Pincelada (Teófilo Chantre) - 03:28 . 3.Avenida Marginal (Manuel De Novas) - 03:00 . 4.Africa Nossa (Cesária Évora) - 03:53 . 5.Tiche (Cesária Évora) - 04:16 . 6.São Tomé Na Equador (Teófilo Chantre, Ray Lema) - 04:12 . 7.Rogamar (Teófilo Chantre) -…