Esperanza Spalding - Chamber Music Society
from the Heads UP site:
"Centuries ago, long before the advent of radio or recording
technology, chamber music was the music for the masses the music in
which people from nearly every segment of society could find meaning and
relevance. A decade into the 21st century, Esperanza Spalding the
bassist, vocalist and composer who first appeared on the jazz scene in
2008 takes a contemporary approach to this once universal form of
entertainment with Chamber Music Society.
by drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and pianist Leo Genovese and
inspired by the classical training of her younger years Esperanza
creates a modern chamber music group that combines the spontaneity and
intrigue of improvisation with sweet and angular string trio
arrangements. The result is a sound that weaves the innovative elements
of jazz, folk and world music into the enduring foundations of classical
much of my early musical experience was spent playing chamber music on
the violin, and its a form of music that Ive always loved, says
Esperanza. I was very inspired by a lot of classical music, and chamber
music in particular. Im intrigued by the concept of intimate works
that can be played and experienced among friends in an intimate setting.
So I decided to create my version of contemporary chamber music, and
add one more voice to that rich history.
Chamber Music Society
is a place where connoisseurs of classical music and jazz devotees
and fans of other musics as well can find common ground. The recording
offers a chamber music for modern times one that brings together
people of different perspectives and broadens their cultural experience,
just as it did in an earlier age."