Esperanza (Esperanza Spalding album)

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Esperanza
Esperanza Spalding Esperanza.jpg
Studio album by Esperanza Spalding
Released May 20, 2008 (2008-05-20)
Recorded 2007
Studio Wellspring Sound (Acton, Massachusetts) & Big Time Audio (Jonesborough, Tennessee)
Genre Jazz, Latin jazz, Cuban jazz
Length 67:36[1]
Label Heads Up
Producer Esperanza Spalding
Martin Walters (Co-producer)
Niño Josele (Co-producer for track 12)
Daniel Florestano (Associate producer)
Dave Love (Executive producer)
Esperanza Spalding chronology
Junjo
(2006)
Esperanza
(2008)
Chamber Music Society
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Esperanza is the second studio album by the American bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding. It was released on May 20, 2008.[3]

Being exposed to many different cultural impressions while growing up, Spalding sings in three different languages here: English, Spanish and Portuguese.[4] After Spalding's Grammy Award win in February 2011, the album entered the Billboard 200 at 138.

Track listing[edit]

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

  1. "Ponta de Areia" (Milton Nascimento, Fernando Brant) - 5:39
  2. "I Know You Know" - 3:46
  3. "Fall In" - 3:57
  4. "I Adore You" - 7:27
  5. "Cuerpo y Alma (Body & Soul)" (Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) - 8:01
  6. "She Got to You" - 4:29
  7. "Precious" - 4:24
  8. "Mela" - 6:57
  9. "Love in Time" - 5:47
  10. "Espera" - 4:40
  11. "If That's True" - 7:33
  12. "Samba em Preludio" (Vinícius de Moraes, Baden Powell) - 5:11

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Esperanza spent over 70 weeks on the Billboard Top Jazz Albums Chart.[5]

Chart (2009–10) Peak
position
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[6] 12
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[7] 37
US Billboard 200[8] 138
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[9] 40
US Top Catalog Albums (Billboard)[10] 16
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[11] 12
US Top Jazz Albums (Billboard)[12] 3

References[edit]