12 Little Spells (CD)


Esperanza Spalding

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In Esperanza Spalding's music, the orchestral meets the art-funk and the prog, shedding genre restraints in favor of sheer inventiveness. The Bjork-esque concept for her new album, 12 Little Spells, is that each song is dedicated to a body part or function, which in someone else's hands might sound superficial, but the sophisticated music and witty lyrics surpass the concept; ultimately it's just a springboard for Spalding's mountains of talent. “The Longing Deep Down,” for example, is an avant-garde, at times spoken-word, steadily building, fascinating rumination that evokes much more than the abdominal system. The title track is certainly a highlight with its magical atmosphere and incantational melody – in unlikely praise of the thoracic spine.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
12 Little Spells (thoracic spine)
Esperanza Spalding 04:53
2.
To Tide Us Over (mouth)
Esperanza Spalding 04:53
3.
'Til The Next Full (eyes)
Esperanza Spalding 04:17
4.
Thang (hips)
Esperanza Spalding 04:35
5.
Touch in Mine (fingers)
Esperanza Spalding 04:53
6.
The Longing Deep Down (abdominal portal)
Esperanza Spalding 04:35
7.
You Have to Dance (feet)
Esperanza Spalding 03:27
8.
Now Know (solar portal)
Esperanza Spalding 04:26
9.
All Limbs Are (arms)
Esperanza Spalding 03:36
10.
Readying to Rise (legs)
Esperanza Spalding 05:07
11.
Dancing the Animal (mind)
Esperanza Spalding 05:07
12.
With Others (ears)
Esperanza Spalding 05:52
13.
Lest We Forget (blood)
Esperanza Spalding 05:16
14.
How To (hair)
Esperanza Spalding 03:54
15.
Move Many (joints)
Esperanza Spalding 02:55
16.
Ways Together (shoulder)
Esperanza Spalding 03:45

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