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Bassist, vocalist, and composer Esperanza Spalding's eponymous release on Heads Up International is touted on the Concord Label Group's website as her debut recording. This is patently untrue. In fact, if it weren't for her actual debut , 2006's Junjo on Spain's Ayva imprint, this set may not have existed at all. Junjo showcased Spalding as a leader, playing in an acoustic trio with pianist Aruan Ortiz and drummer Francisco Mela singing wordlessly over bubbling Latin and Afro-Cuban melodies and rhythms. Though written by ...

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  1. Ponta de Areia
  2. I Know You Know
  3. Fall In
  4. I Adore You
  5. Cuerpo y Alma
  6. She Got to You
  7. Precious
  8. Mela
  9. Love in Time
  10. Espera
  11. If That's True
  12. Samba Em Preludio
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