Last Call Review: Esperanza Spalding / Radio Music Society / Heads Up
Immediately accessible and a pleasant listening experience, Radio Music Society is another career landmark for Grammy-winning vocalist and bassist Esperanza Spalding. While the disc is clearly geared towards a pop audience, this does not mean the music is without interest to jazz fans. With an all star cast including Joe Lovano, Jack DeJohnette, Terri Lyne Carrington and Gretchen Parlato, Spalding's disc has many bright moments, including "Radio Song", "Black Gold" & "I Can't Help It", all featuring the leaders beautiful, melodic voice and solid bass work. Fans of the dynamic young artist will not be disapointed.