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On February 13, 2006.

On February 13, 2006, “Concord” label released “Timeless”, the 38th Sérgio Mendes album. It was recorded September 2004 – January 2006, and was produced by will.i.am and Sérgio Mendes.

Personnel:

  • Sérgio Mendes – vocals, Fender Rhodes, piano, synthesizer, synthesizer Strings, Wurlitzer, arranger, liner notes
  • i.am – vocals, rap, bass, drum programming, percussion, piano, sampling, arranger, liner notes
  • Stevie Wonder – harmonica
  • Kleber Jorge – vocals, cavaquinho, acoustic guitar
  • Paulo Aragão – guitar, surdo, cavaco, banjo, cavaquinho
  • Bill Brendle – Fender Rhodes
  • Maogani Quartet – acoustic guitars
  • Mitchell Long – electric guitar
  • Paul Meyers – guitar
  • Marcus Tardelli – guitar arrangements
  • Keith Harris – fills, ride cymbal
  • Tim Izo – saxophone, flute
  • Steve Tavaglione – saxophone
  • Peter Wolf – bass, orchestral arrangements
  • Sergio Brandão – bass
  • Leonardo Nobre – bass
  • Mike Shapiro – bass, drums, snare drums, percussion
  • Paulinho Braga – drums
  • Gary “Sugar Foot” Greenberg – drums
  • Chuck Prada – congas
  • Meia Noite – percussion
  • John Legend – vocals
  • Justin Timberlake – vocals
  • The Black Eyed Peas – vocals
  • Erykah Badu – vocals
  • Marcos Alves – vocals
  • Arie – vocals
  • Debi Nova – vocals
  • Gracinha Leporace – vocals, photography
  • Marcelo D2 – rap
  • Pharoahe Monch – rap
  • Q-Tip – rap
  • Chali 2na – rap
  • Jason Villaroman – drum programming, engineer
  • Tony Maserati – mixing
  • Roland Young – design, visual concept
  • Albert Watson – photography

Track listing:

  1. Mas que Nada – Jorge Ben
  2. That Heat – William Adams, Norman Gimbel, Henry Mancini
  3. Berimbau Consolação – Vinicius de Moraes, Baden Powell
  4. The Frog – João Donato
  5. Let Me – Norman Gimbel, Baden Powell
  6. Bananeira – João Donato, Gilberto Gil
  7. Surfboard – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  8. Please Baby Don’t – John Legend
  9. Samba da Benção – Vinícius de Moraes, Baden Powell
  10. Timeless – Printz Board, Sérgio Mendes
  11. Loose Ends – William Adams, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Hustin Timberlake, Sérgio Mendes
  12. Fo’-Hop (Por Trás de Brás de Pina) – Guinga
  13. Lament (No Morro) – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  14. Ei Menina – João Donato, Gutemberg Guarabyra
  15. Yes, Tes Y’All – William Adams, Bob Dorough, Charles Stewart, Tariq Trotter, Ben Tucker

 

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

Track listing:

All tracks by Esperanza Spalding except where noted.

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