Esperanza Spalding (bass, vocals); Aruan Ortiz (piano); Francisco Mela (drums)
This is the CD that most represents Esperanza Spalding's jazz side-a very attractive piece for the wide audience that still doesn't know about her first CD release!
Won best new artist at the 2010 Grammy Awards. Listed in Best of 2010 polls for NPR, Village Voice, JazzTimes, Between the Grooves, and more.
In the first week of 2011, Esperanza's latest album Chamber Music Society hit the #1 spot on the us contemporary Jazz charts and #3 on the iTunes Top Jazz albums. Has performed three times for President Obama (twice at the White House, once at the Nobel Prize ceremony).