Entertainment Weekly (p.73) - "[T]he singer-bassist sounds eager for a pop crossover -- check out her funk take on Michael Jackson's 'I Can't Help It,' and 'City of Roses,' a soulful pair-up with Q-Tip."
Uncut (magazine) (p.84) - "[I]ts melodious artiness is engaging and 'Land Of The Free' offers a touch of silky dissidence."
Audio Mixer: Joe Ferla.
Recording information: Atlantic Sound Studios, Brooklyn, NY; Avatar Recording Studios, New York, NY; Kung Fu Bakery, Portland, OR; MSR Studios, New York, NY; Raydar Studios, New York, NY; Water Music, Hoboken, NJ.
Director: Pilar Sanz.
Editors: Pau Carrasco; Juanjo Ortiz; Joan Manel Vilaseca; Elodie Leuthold.
Illustrators: Roland Lefox Nicol; Jeff De Blois.
Photographers: John Abbott ; David Bartolomi; Dion Ogust; Sandrine Lee; Christopher Drukker; Jimmy Katz; Ben Wolf; Matthew Murphy ; Carlos Pericás; Jesus Chuda Hidalgo; Damian Conrad; Chanel Kennebrew; Bransy Kayzakian Rowe; Bailey Davidson.
Esperanza Spalding's Chamber Music Society reached the number one spot on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Chart and netted her a Best New Artist Grammy. Radio Music Society is a companion piece to its predecessor. In addition to her regular band featuring pianist Leo Genovese and drummer Terry Lynne Carrington, she enlisted a large group of collaborators including -- but not limited to -- Joe Lovano, Jack DeJohnette, Billy Hart, Gretchen Parlato, Lionel Loueke, Leni Stern, Lalah Hathaway, and Q-Tip. Ms. Spalding's own compositions are accompanied by two covers: Stevie Wonder's "I Can't Help It" and Wayne Shorter's "Endangered Species (to which she contributed original lyrics).
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