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New Orleans 2009 [no label, 1CD]

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. WWOZ Jazz Tent, Fair Grounds Race Course, New Orleans, LA; May 1, 2009. Very good FM broadcast.

Thanks to nolataper for sharing the show at Dime.

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(American jazz bassist, singer, songwriter, and composer) Esperanza Spalding has been exploding lately, and with good reason. Her enthusiastic and earthy character is matched by an articulate and proficient style of breezy jazz. The WWOZ Jazz Tent was certainly hypnotized, and I think more than a few crushes were formed. - wwoz.org

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This recording is a combination of the 2009 live broadcast & the 2020 marathon version.
2009 source: WWOZ-FM > Onkyo TX-SV535 receiver > MIO 2882 firewire interface > Macintosh Powerbook G4/1000 >
MIO Console v5.05 > 16/44 split stereo files > Macintosh 2.5 GHz MacBook Pro > Apple Logic Pro v7.2.3 (trimmed,
bounced) > X Audio Compression Toolkit 1.64 > flac > (December 2020) iZotope RX 6 v6.00.1210 (19kHz notch filter
applied to remove FM pilot tone) > X Audio Compression Toolkit 2.50 > flac
2020 source: WWOZ-FM > Onkyo TX-TZ730 receiver > Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 (2nd generation) audio interface > USB > MacBook Air (1.8GHz, Dual-Core Intel Core i5, OSX 10.15.3) > SoX > flac (44.1 kHz, 16bit, level 8 compression) >
iZotope RX 6 v6.00.1210 (trimmed) > X Audio Compression Toolkit 2.49 (level 8 compression) > flac
remastering & info research by vanillag, 1/2021:
nolataper’s source flac files > Traders Little Helper > Sound Forge 14 > Traders Little Helper > flac
–repaired DC offset; EQ’d (2009 source only); adjusted balance; manually combed through & repaired
broadcast dropouts; swapped channels (2009 source only); manually removed clicks; applied crossfades;
used Wave Hammer plugin to apply compression and limiting to reduce volume of DJ and of crowd noise
between songs; retracked; applied fades.

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Track 01. Jazz Ain’t Nothin But Soul 2:00
Track 02. Cuerpo y Alma (Body & Soul) 8:29
Track 03. Untitled 4:55
Track 04. Endangered Species 4:18
Track 05. Wild Is the Wind 7:23
Track 06. Ponta de Areia 5:29
Track 07. I Know You Know 4:03
Track 08. I Adore You 14:21
51 mins

Cover tunes & their corresponding artists/writers:
Jazz Ain’t Nothin But Soul - Betty Carter, artist (1st release in 1960); Norman Mapp, writer
Cuerpo y Alma (Body & Soul) - Ambrose and His Orchestra, artist (1st recording on 2/8/1930); Johnny Green (music)/Edward Heyman/Robert Sour/Frank Eyton (lyrics), writers
Endangered Species - Wayne Shorter, artist; Wayne Shorter/Joseph Vitarelli, writers
Wild Is the Wind - Johnny Mathis, artist (1st live performance in 1957); Dimitri Tiomkin/Ned Washington, writers
Ponta de Areia - Elis Regina, artist (1st release in 1974); Milton Nascimento/Fernando Brant, writers

Esperanza Spalding - upright bass, electric bass, vox
Leonardo Genovese - piano, Fender Rhodes piano
Otis Brown III - drums
Ricardo Vogt - guitar

Click here to order Esperanza Spalding releases.


  2. Rumor has it this guy gots a Lil Un.

    By U L E on Apr 4, 2021

  3. Her album Radio Music Society is excellent!

    By California Jim on Apr 4, 2021

  4. WWOZ is the best radio station that I’ve ever heard.

    By Leedpoolie on Apr 4, 2021

  5. Ha ha ha ha ha ULE can’t even spot a woman when he sees one! Hysterical!

    By swappers on Apr 4, 2021

  6. We want classic rock - Zep, Cactus, Jethro Tull, Floyd. Get with the program.

    By Derrick on Apr 4, 2021

  7. Derrick, well get the new Cactus album then. It’s called Tightrope.

    By HHH on Apr 5, 2021

  8. U(L)E, you are such a loser!!

    By HHH on Apr 5, 2021

  9. Twernt me on any above , all fakes

    By U L E on Apr 5, 2021

  10. I haven’t commented here at all . The name stealers are at it again . Morons .

    By HHH on Apr 5, 2021

  11. I ain’t commented here in awhile either triple h . The Dic suckin Jew bastard name hijackers again fuck em up the ass

    By Derrick on Apr 5, 2021

  12. They should all get what Joe Pesci got in Casino

    By Derrick on Apr 5, 2021

  13. Or what George Floyd got in Minneapolis

    By Derrick on Apr 5, 2021

  14. Derrick, i would say give them what Ned Beatty got in Deliverance. But they should receive pain , not pleasure.

    By T J on Apr 5, 2021

  15. Twas me on all above , no fakes

    By U L E on Apr 5, 2021

  16. Hey triple, I kept forgetting to say thanks for mentioning the new Cactus album. I downloaded it. its great

    By Derrick on Apr 5, 2021

  17. Rumor has it that I’m swappers beard

    By Derrick on Apr 5, 2021

  18. Rumor has it this is a young lady who prefers Big Uns

    By U L E on Apr 5, 2021

  19. Rumor has it that I also prefer Big Uns in my mouth and ass.

    By U L E on Apr 5, 2021

  20. This lady was married to Captain Spalding. The African explorer. Hurray!

    By Derrick on Apr 6, 2021

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