Esperanza Spalding To Release ‘Radio Music Society’

 

March 20th will see the release of Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding’s newest album, Radio Music Society. Each of the 12 tracks will be coupled with conceptual music videos detailing the stories behind each song.

Guest appearances will include jazz legends Lovano, Jack DeJohnette and Billy Hart, as well as other dynamic talents such as Q-Tip, Algebra Blessett, Lalah Hathaway, and Gretchen Parlato.

We can’t wait to share more as it comes! Going to be a great project.

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New Release: ‘Patagonia Music Collective, Volume 3′

The Patagonia Music Collective series is the brainchild of Patagonia, an environmentally conscious apparel company. One June 22, they released Volume 3 to continue their tradition of supporting grassroots environmental organizations through artist donations of exclusive tracks. The collective also added a nice touch by allowing individual musicians to choose the organization that will receive the proceeds from their track.

Like previous editions, Volume 3 includes unreleased material from both mainstay and emerging artists. The tracks are available at $.99 each or $9.99 for the entire compilation on iTunes. Patagonia also shows their good taste in music with the artist roster: featuring Best New Artist Grammy Award winner, Esperanza Spalding, as well as Daniel Bernard Roumain and Medeski Martin & Wood, amongst several others. You can sample the tracks on their site – now go out and support!

Purchase Patagonia Music Collective, Volume 3 on iTunes

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Win Signed Esperanza Spalding Vinyl

The jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding surprised a few people by winning The Grammy’s ‘Best New Artist’ over the big pop acts of 2011, which goes to prove one thing: Jazz ain’t dead. Neither is vinyl. The double LP version of Chamber Music Society is now available, and contains some special extras. Enter to win a *signed* copy of the vinyl for your own collection.

Besides all of the original tracks from the Chamber Music Society CD, the LP also includes audio commentary by Esperanza & song bytes from the recording sessions, and a sneak peek track (“Morning”) from her next 2012 release, Radio Music Society.

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Winners of The Grammys 2011


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We’d like to congratulate the big winners from The Grammys last night, in particular the ones we had the privilege to work with recently. The biggest one that ‘everybody’s talking about’ is Esperanza Spalding as Best New Artist, beating out the ultra celebrity pop stars Drake and Justin Bieber. Arguments aside, we’re truly proud of the all the winners we got to work with, including Esperanza Spalding, John Legend & The Roots, Sade, and even Lady Gaga. Check out the full exhausted list here.

New Music To Look Forward To in 2011

While we plan to keep our ears open for the exciting new projects of 2011, there’s some acts we’ve already declared winners. Here’s a short list gathered from various staff members:

+ Anything Janelle Monáe related
+ the sophomore album from Adele, 21, including “Rolling in the Deep” and studio footage
+ Plan B US debut of live show and The Defamation of Strickland Banks
+ New Nneka
+ Jessie J - Who You Are and everything she does on YouTube
Nikki & Rich to finally release Everything
+ Estelle to release All of Me
Jean GraeCake or Death from Blacksmith Records
Jack Splash – to show us the Future Of The Funk
Wilder Zoby‘s solo EP (snippet)
Little Shalimar album
Melanie FionaThe MF Life
+ more Kinky Notti videos like this, plus a full-length album
Cubik Zirconia album
+ whatever Georgia Anne Muldrow does with Some Otha Ship Connect
Alice Russell & Quantic on Tru-Thoughts
+ wild new dance moves from Rye Rye and her album Go! Pop! Bang!
The Avalanches’ 2nd album (plus all the promo mixtapes they’re going to (re)release)
Induce full-length & remixes
Ellie Goulding to finally release Lights and more remixes
+ the solo return of Marsha Ambrosious, Late Nights & Early Mornings
+ the self-titled debut of Hope
Jamiroquai to return to the US, possibly by helicopter
Laura Izibor
+ more solo work from Q-Tip and definitely more on the film
+ the next installment from Esperanza Spalding: Radio Music Society
+ Lykki Li
+ Talib Kweli
+ Lupe Fiasco obviously
+ for Shawn Lee to open the gates to his World of Funk
+ another heater from Eric Roberson as a follow-up his Grammy-nomination
+ for Mocean Worker to keep us in motion with his next album
+ the debut LP from Dego, the acclaimed Silhouette Brown producer
+ for Ancient Astronauts to embark on a journey Into Bass and Time
+ more from Coco / I Blame Coco with The Constant
+ new album from Toro y Moi
+ and Crookers new album