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Columns

Tuesday, May 15 2012

Esperanza Spalding Stays the Jazz Course While Norah Jones Gets Indie

The two most recent albums by these jazz artists, Esperanza Spalding's Radio Music Society and Norah Jones' Little Broken Hearts, go in different (and good) directions.


Reviews

Sunday, February 12 2012

Jack DeJohnette: Sound Travels

Jack DeJohnette has done it all. Time for him to have a little fun.


Monday, August 16 2010

Esperanza Spalding: Chamber Music Society

The phenomenal bassist and singer adds a string trio to her sound. Esperanza Spalding is Oprah big. That's big.


Blogs

Tuesday, June 30 2009

Esperanza Spalding + Jonathan Batiste: 28 June 2009 - Central Park Summerstage, New York

Words and Pictures by Thomas Hauner


News

Monday, April 30 2012

Grammy-winning bassist Esperanza Spalding wants to hook listeners with her playing

SEATTLE — “It’s really exciting, intense, nerve-wracking and wonderful — like it’s supposed to be,” says the infectiously enthusiastic bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding of


Tuesday, March 8 2011

Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding brings a world of sound to her music

DETROIT — When jazz bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding shockingly beat out teen idol Justin Bieber, Drake, Florence + the Machine and Mumford & Sons for best new


Monday, February 14 2011

Esperanza Spalding is jazzed up after a big surprise

LOS ANGELES — She was the least well known and the lowest selling artist in the group. But that didn't stop Esperanza Spalding, a 26-year-old jazz


Tuesday, June 22 2010

Young jazz star Esperanza Spalding has 'em guessing

If you really want to hear Esperanza Spalding get excited talking about jazz, ask her about its effect on 5-year-olds. Speaking by phone from her


Sunday, June 22 2008

Esperanza Spalding's debut picks up where jazz fusion of the 1970s left off

Esperanza Spalding, a 23-year-old bassist, vocalist and composer from Portland, Ore., is so wildly talented that when her publicity material announces that she "might well


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