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Published: 2012/01/06

Esperanza Spalding Set to Release Radio Music Society

On March 20th, 2012, Heads Up International will release Esperanza Spalding’s Radio Music Society, a companion to her 2010 album Chamber Music Society which earned her a Grammy for Best New Artist. Each of the album’s 12 songs are accompanied by conceptual music videos, shot in various locations including New York City; Barcelona, Spain; and Portland, Oregon; available to purchasers of Radio Music Society as a digital download or a DVD on the deluxe version.

Spalding says about the album:

Originally I thought it would be fun to release a double album…One disc with an intimate, subtle exploration of chamber works and a second one in which jazz musicians explore song forms and melodies that are formatted more along the lines of what we would categorize as ‘pop songs.’ Those are the two things that really interest me, and it intrigues me to think about different presentation approaches while writing each kind of song.

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Kristin January 6, 2012, 15:39:22

I LOVE Esperanza Spalding and can’t wait for this album to be released. A quick note though — Chamber Music Society was her third album, not her debut album.

jbands January 6, 2012, 15:57:26

Oops. Thanks!

Kristin January 6, 2012, 16:07:24

No prob — just trying to help. If you have a chance, definitely check out the earlier albums, pure genius.

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