'Esperanza' the album which helped shoot the jazz bassist, vocalist and composer Esperanza Spalding into international fame, is now available at mid-price. It's an album that showcases a brilliant mastery of her instrument and a voice brimming with emotion and subtle confidence.
(4 stars) A dazzling showcase of her gifts...if talent counts for anything, she's about to take over the world. -- MOJO, (Chris Ingham), September 2008
(4 stars) Combines pristine technique with soulfulness...One of the most exuberant jazz albums of the year so far.
-- The Sunday Times, (Clive Davis), July 13, 2008
(5 stars) Esperanza Spalding is the brightest new star to swim into my ken for years...her US group is dynamite. -- Evening Standard, (Jack Massarik), May 23, 2008
Singer, bass player, writer, composer, arranger and still ridiculously young and attractive, Spalding is gifted with so many talents.
-- Jazzwise, (Andy Robson), June 2008