Chamber Music Society

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Chamber Music Society
Studio album by Esperanza Spalding
Released August 17, 2010
Recorded October 2009
Genre Jazz, Latin jazz, Cuban Jazz
Length 56:15
Label Heads Up
Producer Esperanza Spalding, Gil Goldstein
Esperanza Spalding chronology
Esperanza
(2008)
Chamber Music Society
(2010)
Radio Music Society
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Chamber Music Society is the third studio album by American bassist Esperanza Spalding. After Spalding's surprise Grammy win, the album re-entered the Billboard 200 at number 34 with sales of 18,000.[2]

A video was made for the song "Little Fly".[3] The song is a poem by William Blake set to music by Spalding.

A vinyl version of the album was released in February 2011. This version of the album included a bonus track titled "Morning" which was originally reported to be included in the tracklist of her Radio Music Society album.[4]

Chamber Music Society was the best-selling contemporary jazz album of 2011.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Esperanza Spalding, except where noted.

  1. "Little Fly" (lyrics: William Blake, music: Esperanza Spalding) - 3:33
  2. "Knowledge of Good and Evil" - 7:59
  3. "Really Very Small" - 2:44
  4. "Chacarera" (Leo Genovese) - 7:27
  5. "Wild Is the Wind" (Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington) - 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" (lyrics: Aloysio De Oliveria, music: Antonio Carlos Jobim) - 4:38
  11. "Short and Sweet" - 5:52

Personnel[edit]

  • Esperanza Spalding - electric bass, acoustic bass, vocals
  • Leo Genovese - piano, electric piano, melodica
  • Terri Lyne Carrington - drums
  • Quintino Cinalli - percussion
  • Entcho Todorov - violin
  • Lois Martin - viola
  • David Eggar - cello
  • Ricardo Vogt - nylon-stringed guitar on "Apple Blossom"
  • Milton Nascimento - guest vocals on "Apple Blossom"
  • Gretchen Parlato - backing vocals on "Inútil Paisagem" and "Knowledge of Good and Evil"
  • Gil Goldstein - co-arranger

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Canadian Albums[citation needed] 81
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[6] 50
French Albums (SNEP)[7] 92
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[8] 13
US Billboard 200[9] 34
US Digital Albums (Billboard)[10] 11
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[11] 1
US Top Jazz Albums (Billboard)[12] 1
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[13] 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r1830209
  2. ^ The Week in Music Sales: Justin Bieber Scores Second No. 1 Album
  3. ^ Littly Fly Music Video on Concord Records' Youtube Account on YouTube
  4. ^ Gerson, Robbie (June 8, 2011). - "Grammy award winning artist releases breakthrough album on vinyl". - Audiophile Audition. Retrieved 2011-07-3
  5. ^ (December 14, 2011). - "Billboard's Year Music". - EsperanzaSpalding.com. Retrieved 2012-02-27
  6. ^ "Esperanza Spalding – Chamber Music Society" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
  7. ^ "Esperanza Spalding – Chamber Music Society". Lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
  8. ^ "Esperanza Spalding – Chamber Music Society". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
  9. ^ "Esperanza Spalding Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Esperanza Spalding. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
  10. ^ "Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Digital Albums for Esperanza Spalding. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
  11. ^ "Esperanza Spalding Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums for Esperanza Spalding. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
  12. ^ "Esperanza Spalding Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Jazz Albums for Esperanza Spalding. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
  13. ^ "Esperanza Spalding Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Tastemaker Albums for Esperanza Spalding. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 22, 2014.