Esperanza Spalding – Exposure (2017)

Esperanza Spalding - Exposure (2017)
Artist: Esperanza Spalding
Album: Exposure
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, World Fusion
Origin: USA
Released: 2017
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Tracklist:
CD 1:
Swimming Toward the Black Dot (4:53)
Public Trance It (4:35)
Heaven in Pennies (feat. Robert Glasper) (6:20)
Colonial Fire (3:58)
Coming to Life (feat. Lalah Hathaway) (4:12)
Geriment (2:22)
I Am Telling You (4:39)
The Ways You Got the Love (feat. Andrew Bird) (5:19)
I Do (2:46)
Double Jointed Canyon (4:15)

CD 2:
Helluva (3:15)
Tangerine (3:55)
Word Jungle (4:00)
Chelsea Mercy (4:31)
Work of Art (2:10)
Winning Machines (5:37)
Trouble (3:47)
4th Grade (5:16)
Whisper (2:05)
Fittest (2:45)

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When singer, bassist and composer Esperanza Spalding announced the organizing conceit for a new album, it wasn’t immediately clear how to categorize her idea. Write, rehearse, and record a full-length set in only 77 hours—including naps, breaks, and meal-times?

The time limit was hardly unprecedented, given how artists schooled in jazz-performance practice have long been able to create memorable recordings in a single afternoon. Plans to livestream the entire studio session on Facebook Live provided a legitimately new angle. The radical transparency of that move also lent the forthcoming album’s title, Exposure, some extra conceptual depth. But none of these quirks were meant to be more important than the music resulting from the sessions. And Spalding’s fans had little way of knowing how the album might sound. Would it be akin to her more improvised gigs? Or patterned after the intricate singer-songwriter style that shaped prior releases like Emily’s D+Evolution? The implicit response from Spalding’s team was: “Watch and find out.”

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