Chamber Music Society
Released On: Aug 17, 2010
Released By: Heads Up International
Centuries ago, long before the advent of radio or recording technology, chamber music was the music for the masses - the music in which people from nearly every segment of society could find meaning and relevance. A decade into the 21st century, Esperanza Spalding - the bassist, vocalist and composer who first appeared on the jazz scene in 2008 - takes a contemporary approach to this once universal form of entertainment with Chamber Music Society.
If her first album, Esperanza, marked a brilliant beginning for this gifted young artist, then Spalding's new release sets her on an upward trajectory to prominence. Inspired by the classical training of her younger years, Spalding has created a modern chamber music group that combines the spontaneity and intrigue of improvisation with sweet and angular string trio arrangements. The result is a sound that weaves the innovative elements of jazz, folk and world music into the enduring foundations of classical chamber music traditions. Co-produced by Esperanza and Gil Goldstein (with string arrangements provided by both), Chamber Music Society finds Esperanza with a diverse assembly of musicians: pianist Leo Genovese, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, percussionist Quintino Cinalli, guitarist Ricardo Vogt, and vocalists Gretchen Parlato and the legendary Milton Nascimento. The string trio is comprised of violinist Entcho Todorov, violist Lois Martin and cellist David Eggar.
9/17 - Grinnell, GA - Herrick Chapel
9/18 - Des Moines, IA - Sheslow Auditorium
9/19 - Stoughton, WI - Stoughton Opera House
9/21 - Minneapolis, MN - Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant
9/22 - Minneapolis, MN - Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant
9/23 - Notre Dame, IN - Leighton Concert Hall
9/24 - Charlotte, NC - Knight Theater
9/29 - Pittsburgh, PA - Byham Theater
9/30 - New York, NY - Jack H Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
10/2 - Boston, MA - Sanders Theatre
10/3 - Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre
10/7 - Santa Monica, CA - The Broad Stage
10/8 - San Luis Obispo, CA - Spanos Theatre
10/10 - San Francisco, CA - Davies Symphony Hall
10/11 - Arcata, CA - Kate Buchanan Hall
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"I love listening to Esperanza. She is wonderful." — Barack Obama
"It's clear Esperanza's definitely got game – and has no hang-ups about showing it." — Vibe Magazine
"Whether exploding into vocalese or making her bass solo sound like a horn, she's a spark plug who dances as she grooves through a funked-up and rocked-out repertoire." — Billboard 'Faces to Watch'