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)Junjo2006
Esperanza
(2008)
Chamber Music Society
(2010)Chamber Music Society2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 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]