Item# 88807208210
Released: 5/10/2019
Category: Jazz
Media: Compact Discs
Record Label: CONCORD JAZZ (COJ)
Price: $13.99   (6 in stock)
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It would be easy to compare Esperanza Spalding to Bjork, or Joni Mitchell, or Kate Bush, but that implies that there can Only Be One. Instead, Spaldings 12 Little Spells joins a long line of her goddess foremothers in their innovation. Each song is dedicated to a corresponding body part, which is weird but also delightful. On Until The Next Full, she sings, Our eyeballs are hollow/but presently hold shape/around a gooey filling is obviously dedicated to her eyes, as is the sultry Thang with its purring demand that you sink into your hip but others, such as Youre pouring into the mouth of a sober taboo/Truth slurring right out of you/And whoever youve half been, dedicated to her Solar Portal (?), are less obvious. Theres something inherently beautiful about a woman singing to each piece of her, examining the complications of existing within the female skin, rather than focusing on the flaws the way magazines/makeup ads/Instagram influencers constantly harp about. You can never be too magical, she sings on You Have To Dance (Feet). It rises up with a subtle and glittering joy to join other anthems, including Lady Gagas Born This Way and fellow Prince protege Janelle Monaes Django Jane in celebrating the indomitable female spirit, Black Girl Magic, our LGBTQ brothers and sisters, and all those who arent afraid to get onto the floor with their best shoes on.



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Item# Label Media Released Artist Title Price Availability
88807208211UMV5/10/2019  SPALDING ESPERANZA12 LITTLE SPELLS (OGV) - VINYL$33.991-2 Days
88807238265COJ3/4/2016  SPALDING ESPERANZAEMILY'S D+EVOLUTION$15.991-2 Days
05336131402TEL5/20/2008  SPALDING ESPERANZAESPERANZA$12.992-10 Days
88807233174COJ3/20/2012  SPALDING ESPERANZARADIO MUSIC SOCIETY$14.991-2 Days
88807233626COJ3/20/2012  SPALDING ESPERANZARADIO MUSIC SOCIETY (W/DVD) (DLX) (DIG)$18.992-10 Days