Sunday, August 15, 2010

Esperanza Spalding's Chamber Music Society CD progressing on jazz charts

Esperanza Spalding August 17 release on the Heads Up label, Chamber Music Society is progesssing on the jazz charts. Chamber Music Society is her follow up to the 2008 release, Esperanza, which sat atop Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz chart for over 70 weeks.

About the CD:
On the opening track of her much-lauded, self-titled major label debut, Esperanza (Heads Up, 2008 ), bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding covered Milton Nascimento’s timeless gem, “Ponta de Areia.” Rather than covering another of the singer/composer’s tunes on Chamber Music Society, Spalding recruits Nascimento to perform on her own “Apple Blossoms.” It’s but one example of a highly intriguing set that blends her classical training with jazz, pop and soul tendencies.

Read the full AAJ review:Chamber Music Society