Chamber Music Society

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Chamber Music Society
Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society.jpg
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]
All About Jazz 5/5 stars[2]
Billboard 73/100[3]
The Daily Telegraph 2/5 stars[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
Paste 7.1/10[6]
Popmatters 8/10 stars[7]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[8]

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.[9]

A video was made for the song "Little Fly".[10] 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 track list of her Radio Music Society album.[11]

Chamber Music Society was the best-selling contemporary jazz album of 2011.[12]

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]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Canadian Albums[citation needed] 81
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[13] 50
French Albums (SNEP)[14] 92
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[15] 13
US Billboard 200[16] 34
US Digital Albums (Billboard)[17] 11
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[18] 1
US Top Jazz Albums (Billboard)[19] 1
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[20] 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r1830209
  2. ^ Holley Jr., Eugene (August 29, 2010). "Esperanza Spalding: Chamber Music Society". All About Jazz. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  3. ^ "New Music Releases". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on September 8, 2010. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  4. ^ Hewett, Ivan (September 1, 2010). "Esperanza Spalding: Chamber Music Society, CD review". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  5. ^ Fordham, John (August 26, 2010). "Esperanza Spalding: Chamber Music Society". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  6. ^ Sniderman, Zachary (August 26, 2010). "Esperanza Spalding: Chamber Music Society". Paste. Wolfgang's Vault. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  7. ^ Layman, Will (August 16, 2010). "Esperanza Spalding: Chamber Music Society". Popmatters. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  8. ^ Kemp, Mark (August 16, 2010). "Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society Album Review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  9. ^ The Week in Music Sales: Justin Bieber Scores Second No. 1 Album
  10. ^ Littly Fly Music Video on Concord Records' Youtube Account on YouTube
  11. ^ Gerson, Robbie (June 8, 2011). - "Grammy award winning artist releases breakthrough album on vinyl". - Audiophile Audition. Retrieved 2011-07-3
  12. ^ (December 14, 2011). - "Billboard's Year Music". - EsperanzaSpalding.com. Retrieved 2012-02-27
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Esperanza Spalding – Chamber Music Society" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
  14. ^ "Lescharts.com – Esperanza Spalding – Chamber Music Society". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
  15. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Esperanza Spalding – Chamber Music Society". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
  16. ^ "Esperanza Spalding – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Esperanza Spalding. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
  17. ^ "Esperanza Spalding – Chart history" Billboard Digital Albums for Esperanza Spalding. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
  18. ^ "Esperanza Spalding – Chart history" Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums for Esperanza Spalding. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
  19. ^ "Esperanza Spalding – Chart history" Billboard Top Jazz Albums for Esperanza Spalding. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
  20. ^ "Esperanza Spalding – Chart history" Billboard Top Tastemaker Albums for Esperanza Spalding. Retrieved June 22, 2014.