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Spalding, Esperanza / Esperanza
Album:Esperanza Collection:Jazz
Artist:Spalding, Esperanza Added:May 2008
Label:Heads Up International 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-06-01 Pull Date:2008-08-03 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jul 27Jul 13Jul 6Jun 22Jun 8

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Cuerpo Y Alma (Body & Soul)

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2008-05-30 
Mainstream jazz led by a 23-year-old female bassist and vocalist. Piano-fronted band producing a coolly polished sound, very candlelight-jazz-club. Spalding is a mature vocalist and a solid bassist. The emphasis here is on the singing, but this is no Norah Jones turn; these are clearly jazz songs, with the lyrics playing fast and loose with the rhythm.

Bass featured on 5,8,9, among others.
Latin touches on 4,5,12.

1- Bouncy/gloopy afro-beat. Retro dreamy-girly "ahhhs"
2- Peppy and smoothly fast; modern-loungy
3- Romantic, floating piano
4- Midtempo, w/frenetic Latin percussion and forceful wordless vocals. Gets cooking later.
5- Breezy, soaring, mid/fast, Spanish vocals.
6- Upbeat. Chatty lyrics.
7- A touch of R&B. Flowing mellow mid/fast
8- Bright, breezy, w/some intensity. Fast-paced. Wordless vocals.
9- Slowish, romantic
10- Easygoing
11- Snappy instrumental. Good sax & trumpet solos
12- w/Spanish guitar, a soft duet

Track Listing
1.Ponta De Areia 7.Precious
2.I Know You Know 8.Mela
3.Fall In 9.Love In Time
4.I Adore You 10.Espera
5.Cuerpo Y Alma (Body & Soul) 11.If That's True
6.She Got To You 12.Samba Em Prelude