Esperanza Spalding - Radio Music Society
Label: Heads Up International – HUI-33762-01
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album
Gatefold cover. Includes an insert with album credits, and a download card to access 11 short films and 12 audio mp3s.
Released: 21 Apr 2012
Genre: Funk / Soul, Jazz
Style: Contemporary Jazz, Soul
A1 Radio Song 6:32
A2 Cinnamon Tree 5:35
A3 Crowned & Kissed 4:34
B1 Land Of The Free 1:54
B2 Black Gold
Featuring – Algebra Blessett, Lionel Loueke 5:16
B3 I Can't Help It
Featuring – Joe Lovano 4:42
C1 Hold On Me 3:40
C2 Vague Suspicions 5:50
C3 Endangered Species
Featuring – Lalah Hathaway 6:37
D1 Let Her 4:20
D2 City Of Roses 4:35
D3 Smile Like That 4:17
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Heads Up International
Copyright (c) – Heads Up International
Acoustic Bass, Electric Bass, Vocals – Esperanza Spalding
Executive Producer – Q-Tip
Executive Producer [Associate] – Dave Love
Producer – Esperanza Spalding
Producer [Co-produced By] – Q-Tip (tracks: A3, D2)
© 2012 Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.
Montuno logo appears on packaging.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode: 8 88072 33762 6
2012 release from the Grammy-winning Jazz bassist/vocalist. Radio Music Society is a companion, rather than a sequel, to Spalding's previous disc, Chamber Music Society, which reached #1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart. Among its many strengths, Radio Music Society is a celebration of the men and women who have helped cultivate Spalding's talent, as well as those who have nurtured her vision and inspired her along the way.
In addition to longtime partners Lovano, keyboard player Leo Genovese and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, the ranks contain Jazz legends Jack DeJohnette and Billy Hart; guitar heroes Jef Lee Johnson and Lionel Loueke; an array of master vocalists including Algebra Blessett, Lalah Hathaway, Gretchen Parlato, Leni Stern and Becca Stevens; hip-hop giant Q-Tip (who performs on and co-produced two tracks); and two Portland-based musicians, Janice Scroggins and Dr. Thara Memory, who provided essential mentorship in Spalding's youth.
I am convinced she can't make a bad song. I have been following her music since the first recorded tune made its way to the internet. She has mastered the bass and her voice is clear and full. What more can you want?
In her last album "Chamber Music Society", smart jazzy-licks combine with the pomp and baroque of classical sweeping highs. It was a work of genius and she really crossed a line no one had successfully done before. She brought the most structured and rule-bound style of music that we know today and what is often considered the most loose, least-regimented and open style and made a whole album of delights.
So how does she follow? "Radio Music Society".
Modern R&B, jazz, pop, and soul all mixed into a perfect set of tracks. Did she do any insane bendings of genres here? maybe not. But the WAY she combined them was sooooooo just....sensual and sweet. The whole album honestly feels like listening to the radio with all the various tunes that seem so different but still slightly connected. The flow is beyond perfect.
Esperanza has a beautiful melodious voice. I especially like Cinnamon Tree, Black Gold, I Can't Help It, City of Roses(an ode to Portland, Oregon) and Smile Like That.
Radio Music Society The Official Trailer
Esperanza Spalding - Black Gold
Esperanza Spalding - Radio song
North Sea Jazz 2012
Esperanza Spalding - Endangered Species
W/ Lalah Hathaway
Esperanza Spalding - City Of Roses
Producer [Co-produced By] – Q-Tip
Esperanza Spalding - I Can't Help It
Sounded like she used a precision bass on this track
Respect to ESpalding for covering this MJ classic and making it her own..So many layers here. she is just beginning to realize her attraction to someone, and that that is the feeling she wants. the story is a beginning, not an end. if this was a movie (or real life)
Esperanza Spalding - Crowned and Kissed
This song is the boss, and I dig this video; I like the visual representation