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Mar 20, · Radio Music Society Esperanza Spalding Jazz ; Listen on 2 Cinnamon Tree 3 Crowned & Kissed 4 Land of the Free 5 Black Gold (feat. Algebra Blessett & Lionel Loueke) 6 I Can't Help It (feat. S.L. and Esperanza Spalding Productions LLC under exclusive license to Heads Up International, a division of Concord.
Black Gold Lyrics: Hold your head as high as you can / High enough to see who you are, little man / Life sometimes is cold and cruel / Baby no one else will tell you so remember that / You are Black.
Radio Music Society is the fourth studio album by Esperanza Spalding, which was released through the record label Heads Up International on March 20, The album earned Spalding Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album and Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) for Genre: Contemporary jazz.
Feb 20, · Heralded for being the first time a jazz artist has been awarded a GRAMMY® for Best New Artist Radio Music Society is composed of arrangements that lean as much to pop as a genre as they do to jazz. This pop-jazz suits Esperanza Spalding’s light, airy voice. Thematically Black Gold (with Algebra Blessett) is a most rewarding song on this album/5().
Esperanza Spalding's fourth album, Radio Music Society (a companion piece to Chamber Music Society in name only) is one of enormous ambition -- polished production, sophisticated, busy charts, and classy songwriting -- that consciously juxtaposes neo-soul and adult-oriented jazz-tinged pop. It employs a stellar cast, largely of jazz musicians, to pull it off.7/
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The problem with Radio Music Society is it's only okay as jazz and is tentative as pop music. Spalding is a musician, songwriter, lyricist, arranger and producer and while she does all of this adequately, she does none of it spectacularly. Everything that has ever been wrong with Spalding is still wrong on Radio Music Society. She's competent.