Radio Music Society seems to be Spalding’s attempt to bring jazz music back to the people. I like it. But I’m not so sure it’s headed for radio.
All of Me is a modern tribute to the ladies who pioneered hip-hop soul, and the influence of Estelle’s predecessors is readily apparent. But the Caribbean vibe she perfected in her last album is missing.
Prince is widely regarded as a defender of artists’ rights. But the artists whose careers he helped build are finding out that when it comes to something as simple as their names, in Paisley Park, they have few rights at all.
Gloria Euphoria modernizes the ’80s music style of Prince, Zapp & Roger, and Klymaxx, by adding a small dash of today’s electronica, creating a fun, fresh feeling.