On March 20, 2012.

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On March 20, 2012, “Heads Up International” label released “Radio Music Society”, the fourth Esperanza Spalding studio album. It was recorded in summer 2011, and was produced by Esperanza Spalding, Q-Tip and Dave Love. The album won two “Grammy Awards”, for “Best Jazz Vocal Album” and “Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) for the track, “City of Roses”.

Personnel:

  • Esperanza Spalding – vocals, acoustic and electric bass
  • Gilad Hekselman – guitar
  • Ricardo Vogt – guitar
  • Lionel Loueke – voice, guitar
  • Jef Lee Johnson – guitar
  • Leo Genovese – piano, Rhodes, guembri, keyboards
  • Janice Scroggins: piano
  • James Weidman – organ
  • Raymond Angry – organ
  • Billy Hart – drums
  • Jack DeJohnette – drums
  • Terri Lyne Carrington – drums
  • Lyndon Rochelle – drums
  • Jamie Haddad – percussion
  • Q-Tip – vocals, glockenspiel
  • American Music Program (Big Band):
  • Daniel Blake: saxophones, flute
  • Anthony Diamond – saxophone
  • Stanley Matabane – alto and tenor saxophone
  • Sam Seacrest – alto saxophone
  • Kyle Zimmerman – alto saxophone
  • Renato Caranto – alto saxophone
  • Andrew Olsen – alto saxophone
  • John Carey – alto saxophone
  • Adam Reihs – tenor saxophone
  • Aaron Reihs – tenor saxophone
  • Joe Lovano – tenor saxophone
  • Tivon Penicott – tenor saxophone
  • Hayden Conrad – tenor saxophone
  • Nicole Glover – tenor saxophone
  • Jeff Rathbone – baritone saxophone
  • Kama Bell – clarinet
  • Darren Barrett – trumpet
  • Benjamin C. McDonald – trumpet
  • Benjamin Seacrest – trumpet
  • Noah Conrad – trumpet
  • Tre Palmedo – trumpet
  • Noah Hocker – trumpet
  • Kiran Bosely – trumpet
  • Igmar Thomas – trumpet
  • Corey King – trumpet
  • Stan Bock – trombone
  • Jeff Galindo – trombone
  • Ian Garner – trombone
  • Javier Nero – trombone
  • Matt Warming – trombone
  • Ashton Summers – trombone
  • Dan Brewster – trombone
  • Jerry Stalnaker – bass trombone
  • Olivia Deprado: violin
  • Jody Redhage – viola
  • Lalah Hathaway – vocals
  • Algebra Blessett – vocals
  • Savannah Children’s Choir – choral voices
  • Raydar Ellis – spoken word, sounds
  • Gretchen Parlato – backing vocals, spoken word
  • Leni Stern – backing vocals
  • Becca Stevens – backing vocals
  • Justin Brown – backing vocals
  • Alan Hampton – backing vocals
  • Chris Turner – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Esperanza Spalding except where noted.

  1. Radio Song
  2. Cinnamon Tree
  3. Crowned & Kissed – Esperanza Spalding, Algebra Blessett
  4. Land of the Free
  5. Black Gold
  6. I Can’t Help It – Susaye Brown Greene, Stevie Wonder
  7. Hold On Me
  8. Vague Suspicions
  9. Endangered Species – Esperanza Spalding, Wayne Shorter, Joseph Vitarelli
  10. Let her
  11. City of Roses
  12. Smile like That
  13. Jazz Ain’t Nothin But Soul – Norman Mapp

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