Wednesday, May 16 2012
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.
Monday, February 13 2012
Jack DeJohnette has done it all. Time for him to have a little fun.
Tuesday, August 17 2010
The phenomenal bassist and singer adds a string trio to her sound. Esperanza Spalding is Oprah big. That's big.
Tuesday, June 30 2009
Words and Pictures by Thomas Hauner
Monday, April 30 2012
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
DETROIT — When jazz bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding shockingly beat out teen idol Justin Bieber, Drake, Florence + the Machine and Mumford & Sons…
Monday, February 14 2011
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…
Tuesday, June 22 2010
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…
Monday, June 23 2008
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…