The great Esperanza Spalding

Posted: October 1, 2013 in Music
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Esperanza Spalding is one hell of a bass player! I particularly love her technique and style…


According to the musician’s wikipedia page, Spalding is particularly fond of different types of music and is greatly interested in Brazilian songs. Esperanza says that “with Portuguese songs, the phrasing of the melody is intrinsically linked with the language, and it’s beautiful.”

Some of the bass players that have influenced her include Dave Holland and Ron Carter. She loves jazz music and believes that the genre should be brought back to the people. According to Spalding, in the early days, jazz was “popular dance music” and “the music of young people who considered themselves awfully hip.”

Check out Esperanza showing what it’s all about alongside Wayne Shorter in the video below and click here for more info on her music.


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