Esperanza Spalding on NPR Piano Jazz
Is it too early to think of this as a retrospective? Probably; yet Esperanza Spalding has done a lot since this 2008 visit to Marian McPartland’s piano jazz, so let’s just consider this an interesting listen, documenting where this quickly evolving artist was in her (relative) youth \u2014 including her take on “Jazz Ain’t Nothin’ but Soul.”
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McCoy Tyner and Friends Jam at SFJazz
One of the first video nuggets from SFJazz: McCoy Tyner, playing his composition Walk Spirit, Talk Spirit, with Joe Lovano, tenor saxophone, Esperanza Spalding, bass and Eric Harland, drums, and playing the blues with a group of West Coast players,including Bobby Hutcherson, John Handy, Joshua Redman, Bill Frisell and bassist Matt Penman.Read More
Esperanza Spalding and Gretchen Parlato: Alone Together
Two rising stars in the jazz constellation, Gretchen Parlato and Esperanza Spalding, keep it simple — simply beautiful — in this intimate duet of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s Inutil Paisagem.
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