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Esperanza Spalding

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 20 February 2011

Still in her mid-20's, yet recently billed as "The Jazz Star for the 21st Century", American-born bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding is taking the jazz scene globally by storm. Jazz Line-Up recorded her concert at the 2010 London Jazz Festival at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Esperanza staged her Chamber Music Society, the title of her current CD. They are Olivia de Prato (violin), Lois Martin (viola) and Jody Redhage (cello), and just after one number, her rhythm section are let loose on us. They are Leonardo Genovese (piano) Richard Barshay (drums) and Leala Vogt (backing vocals).
This project is a crossover, feeding heavily on contemporary classical sounds giving Esperanza plenty of time and room to demonstrate her dexterity around the double bass. This atmospheric concert was voted "Best Gig" in many reviews and comes to you via Jazz Line-Up - presented by Kevin Le Gendre.

Music Played

11 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Billy Cobham

    Billy Cobham Spectrum

    Performers: Billy Cobham (Drums), Victor Bailey (Bass), Ernie Watts (Sax), Brian Auger (Electric Piano), Marco Lobo (Percussion), Dean Brown (Guitar), Christophe Cavero (Violin) Composer: Billy Cobham

    Fruit From The Loom, BHM 1051 2

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    Gregory Porter Magic Cup

    Performers: Gregory Porter (Vocal), Emmanuel Harold (Drums), Aaaron James (Bass), Chip Crawford (Piano), Yoski Sato (Sax), Curtis Taylor (Trumpet) Composer: Gregory Porter

    Water, Motema Records MTM 41

  • Image for Gary Husband

    Gary Husband Ternberg Jam

    Performers: Gary Husband (Drums and Keyboards), Jimmy Johnston (Bass) Composer: Gary Husband

    Dirty & Beautiful Volume 1, Abstract Logix ABLX 027

  • Image for Gary Husband

    Gary Husband The Maverick

    Performers: Gary Husband (Drums), Steve Topping (Guitar), Steve Price (Bass) Composer: Steve Topping

    Dirty & Beautiful Volume 1, Abstract Logix ABLX 027

  • Image for Gary Husband

    Gary Husband Alverstone Jam

    Performers: Gary Husband (Drums and Keyboards), Mark King (Bass) Composer: Gary Husband and Mark King

    Dirty & Beautiful Volume 1, Abstract Logix ABLX 027

  • Image for Esperanza Spalding and the Chamber Music Society

    Esperanza Spalding and the Chamber Music Society Little Fly

    Performers: Esperanza Spalding (Bass and Vocal), Olivia De Prato (Violin), Lois martin (Viola), Jody Redhage (Cello), Leonardo Genovese (Piano), Richard Barshay (Drums), Leala Vogt (Backing Vocals) BBC Recording, recorded at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London, on Saturday 13th November, as part of the London Jazz Festival

  • Image for Esperanza Spalding and the Chamber Music Society

    Esperanza Spalding and the Chamber Music Society Knowledge of R & E

    Performers: Esperanza Spalding (Bass and Vocal), Olivia De Prato (Violin), Lois martin (Viola), Jody Redhage (Cello), Leonardo Genovese (Piano), Richard Barshay (Drums), Leala Vogt (Backing Vocals) BBC Recording, recorded at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London, on Saturday 13th November, as part of the London Jazz Festival

  • Image for Esperanza Spalding and the Chamber Music Society

    Esperanza Spalding and the Chamber Music Society Checarera

    Performers: Esperanza Spalding (Bass and Vocal), Olivia De Prato (Violin), Lois martin (Viola), Jody Redhage (Cello), Leonardo Genovese (Piano), Richard Barshay (Drums), Leala Vogt (Backing Vocals) BBC Recording, recorded at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London, on Saturday 13th November, as part of the London Jazz Festival

  • Image for Esperanza Spalding and the Chamber Music Society

    Esperanza Spalding and the Chamber Music Society Apple Blossom

    Performers: Esperanza Spalding (Bass and Vocal), Olivia De Prato (Violin), Lois martin (Viola), Jody Redhage (Cello), Leonardo Genovese (Piano), Richard Barshay (Drums), Leala Vogt (Backing Vocals) BBC Recording, recorded at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London, on Saturday 13th November, as part of the London Jazz Festival

  • Image for David Liebman Trio

    David Liebman Trio Take the Coltrane

    Performers: David Liebman (Sax), Marius Beets (Bass), Eric Ineke (Drums) Composer: Duke Ellington Arranger: David Liebman

    LIeb Plays The Blues A La Trane, Daybreak Records DBCHR 75978

  • Image for George Shearing

    George Shearing Lullaby of Birdland

    Performers: George Shearing (Piano), Neil Swainson (Bass) Composer: Shearing/Weiss

    Jazz Legends – George Shearing, BBC BBCJ 7005-2

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