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Radio Music Society [+Digital Booklet]

2 April 2012 | Format: MP3

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  • Label: Universal Music Group International
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 57:54
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  • ASIN: B007GHUJNI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,098 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bruce TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 2 April 2012
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There is a lot to be impressed by here - in terms of the playing, compositions and arrangements. This is obviously a companion piece to Chamber Music Society. But these two album are very different. The "chamber" album was all acoustic and lightly orchestrated - it was gentle music inspired by nature.

This album however, has moments of chamber music calm, but generally it is funkier, with Spalding's own funky, electric bass lines to the fore. For any bass players, she is compulsive listening and the bass propels a lot of tracks into Jazz/Funk workouts that are complex and tricky.

Wayne Shorter's "Endangered Species" is a stand-out funky take on a Jazz original with added lyrics and great playing all round. Terri Lyne Carrington on drums is a great partner in the rhythm section and their intuitive musical relationship promises a lot.

The other memorable and radio-friendly tune here is Stevie Wonder's "I Can't Help it" - written for Michael Jackson; here it is Jazzier and trickier, but really stands out and Esperanza really makes it her own. But perhaps this is why I feel I can only give this 4 stars - the original compositions while clever and "difficult" are rarely memorable. Apart from "Black Gold", they impress with their musicianship, but the substance is not always there.

Most tracks have great playing from a big cast of great Jazz musicians and about half the tracks are arranged for a big band which is almost like a small orchestra. Textures and dynamic contrasts abound - but in the end they can't make up for a memorable tune and it is the arrangements of other people's tunes which really stand out.
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By west57 on 22 Feb 2014
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this is a great jazz album bought wish i had waited for the special editon (dvd) had the album a while now but still playing it a lot will buy more of her music in the future
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By m fletcher on 29 Dec 2013
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Classy jazz at it's best, A refreshing change. Although my teenage son hates it.!!! But he does like Em & em
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By Pheebs on 8 Dec 2013
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Love combination of Esperanza 's songs. I saw the video of Black Gold and loved the song immediately, it prompted me to buy this cd. Happy with my purchase.
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By Mbaadz on 31 Oct 2013
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A fantastic album, from a very talented and versatile artiste, with each track showcasing this. My personal favourites being, 'Cinnamon Song' and 'Endangered Species'. Something new to be heard and felt, that's why I love this album 5/5 stars
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this is the 2nd album by esperanza i've recently bought. i wasn't disappointed. it's a fantastic album for anyone who's a fan, or loves a smooth, jazzy, modern soul-type sound. she's got a fantastic voice (possibly the best i've heard for years). my favourite tracks on this cd are 'radio song', 'black gold', and a great cover of the michael jackson hit 'i can't help it'. there are about 4 tracks on the disc i wasn't too struck on, but i guess as it was one of her first releases we'll excuse this. well worth a listen
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By Layla on 9 Sep 2013
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An amazing album for the price. It's greta to hear the new modern jazz artists. Jazz is not dead, but alive and being expressed in such wonderfully unique and organic ways like Esperanza Spalding who's musical expression is more than refreshing.
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In the past 6 years, Esperanza Spalding has released 4 superb albums, all very different in their own way. This fourth and most recent offering "Radio Music Society" possesses more soul and funk than any modern R&B record I have listened to this past decade. The arrangements are so laid back, her vocals are once again spot on and the lyrics are interesting and purposely chosen.

"Radio Song" is a great opener and blends Soul, Jazz and Funk to perfection. "Cinnamon Tree" is a very soulful ballad, quite similar to what Jill Scott could have composed at the top of her game, but with much more improvisation and interesting changes in the melody. "Crowned & Kissed" continues in the same vein and is yet again a delicious soul influenced uptempo Jazz composition with some great vocal harmonies. "Land Of The Free" is a quiet but effective Blues and Gospel influenced track. The lead single "Black Gold" is a lovely inspirational song with a sweet melody and wonderful vocals from both Esperanza and Algebra. It is followed by the wonderful Stevie Wonder cover "I Can't Help It" which adapts itself to Jazz so effortlessly. "Hold On Me" and "Vague Suspicions" possess a much stronger Jazz feel than the other songs and are very sentimental creations. "Endangered Species" is an intriguing pure slice of Funk, featuring the additional vocals of the songstress Lalah Hathaway and "Let Go" has a catchy funky chorus, reminiscent of the 70's. The magical "City Of Roses" is another exceptional song with a beautiful soulful chorus, making it the highlight of the album. "Smile Like That" ends the album on a positive and delicate note, with subtle arrangements, sweet vocals and uplifting lyrics.
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