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Chamber Music Society


Download links and information about Chamber Music Society by Esperanza Spalding. This album was released in 2010 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Rock genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 55:28 minutes.

Artist: Esperanza Spalding
Release date: 2010
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Rock
Tracks: 11
Duration: 55:28
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No. Title Length
1. Little Fly 3:33
2. Knowledge of Good and Evil 7:59
3. Really Very Small 2:44
4. Chacarera 6:40
5. Wild Is the Wind 5:37
6. Apple Blossom 6:02
7. As a Sprout 0:41
8. What a Friend 4:54
9. Winter Sun 6:48
10. Inútil Paisagem 4:38
11. Short and Sweet 5:52



On her 2008 self-titled release, bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding seemed to be gushing with music but at times the results were scattershot. 2010’s Chamber Music Society is a tighter affair and Spalding’s vocals, at times wordless, have a sharper sense of purpose. The core unit here — Spalding, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, keyboardist Leo Genovese, and percussionist Quintino Cinalli — is joined by a string trio on a number of tracks. (Gil Goldstein collaborated with Spalding on the string arrangements and production.) The opener “Little Fly” effectively sets the words of a Walt Whitman poem to music for voice, bass, and string trio. “Chacarera,” based on the Argentinean rhythm, is full of clattering percussion, zigzagging vocal lines, and fine work from cellist Dave Eggar. Eggar also solos on an intriguing cover of “Wild Is the Wind,” which has nice melodica from Genovese. Special treat: the great Milton Nascimento joins Spalding for a vocal duet on “Apple Blossom.”