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Esperanza Spalding

Kevin LeGendre presents a concert performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London for the 2010 London Jazz Festival by American-born bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding.

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.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gary Husband

    Ternberg Jam

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

    • Dirty & Beautiful Volume 1.
    • Abstract Logix ABLX 027.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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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