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.