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The bassist’s second album is where she started to show off her vocal skills in earnest, singing songs in three languages. Spanning breezy R&B grooves (“I Know You Know”) and harder-swinging sounds (“She Got to You”), Spalding’s original compositions also signaled the presence of a major talent. She was still years away from her first GRAMMY®, but Spalding’s style, as well as her sophisticated interaction with improvisers like pianist Leo Genovese and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, was already world-class.

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Amazing Album

I have now owned this album for about a year and it is one of my most listened. The quality of the musicianship is superb and the composition is origianal but not unnatrual. I highly recommend anybody buy the album.

Amazing

Anyone who believes Justin beiber deserves the Grammy more than her obviously has no real taste in music

Esperanza Spalding is GENIUS

Esperanza Spalding is a GENIUS.... 2 words MUST HAVE!!!! some of the best music I have EVERY heard.... her voice is 2nd to NONE and her skills as a singing Upright Bassist is legendary...

Biography

Born: 1984 in Portland, OR

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Hailed as a prodigy on the acoustic double bass within months of first touching the instrument as a 15-year-old, Esperanza Spalding has emerged as a fine jazz bassist, but has also distinguished herself playing blues, funk, hip-hop, pop fusion, and Brazilian and Afro-Cuban styles as well. Born in Portland, Oregon in 1984, Spalding was not well served by the public school system and soon dropped out of classes to be home-schooled. Returning to the public school system at 15, she encountered her first...
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