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    Thu, 01 Mar 2012 10:35:03

    Esperanza Spalding's "Radio Music Society" Due on March 20 - She performed at the Oscars on Sunday

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    • Esperanza Spalding - DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 02: Esperanza Spalding performs at Orchestra Hall on November 2, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.
    • Esperanza Spalding - DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 02: Esperanza Spalding performs at Orchestra Hall on November 2, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.

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    Bassist/composer/vocalist Esperanza Spalding was a featured performer on the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb.26, 2012. She sang a moving rendition of "What a Wonderful World" as a tribute to those who have passed away, including Whitney Houston, Steve Jobs and Elizabeth Taylor. The perf was televised live on ABC.

    Additionally, Esperanza also played bass for the majority of the ceremony with the orchestra, except during her solo appearance in the balcony to perform "Minor Swing" and to sing "What a Wonderful World."

    Need and want more Esperanza Spalding in your life? Well, you can have her.

    On March 20, 2012, Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group, will issue Spalding's latest release, Radio Music Society, which is said to be her most diverse, ambitious and masterful recital yet.

    11 of the 12 songs are accompanied by conceptual short films, which further express Esperanza's inspiration and story behind each track. Shot in various locations including New York City, Barcelona, Spain and Portland, Oregon, all films will be available to purchasers of Radio Music Society as a digital download or on a DVD in the deluxe version.

    To pre-order Radio Music Society on iTunes, go here.

    Who watched and enjoyed Esperanza Spalding at the 2012 Oscars? Thumbs up, right? Who wants a little Radio Music Society?

    —Katie Sheehan
    03.01.12



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