Saturday, February 12, 2011

Saturday Video Shout-Out: Esperanza Spalding


This girl is the truth. She is a bassist, a singer, a composer, an arranger and now a Grammy nominee. She is so bad, Prince asked her to open for him at one of his NYC concerts. Now that's a seal of approval. I downloaded her album Esperanza a while back but just recently got around to really, really listening to it. I'm in love. Here's the single, "Precious" from the album but seriously, her whole catalog is worth a purchase. 


Happy Saturday. Enjoy the weekend.

9 comments:

Reads4Pleasure said...

LOVE Esperanza. If you get a chance, you should also give Junjo and Chamber Music Society listens.

lawsoncomp said...

Thank you Lady. You just made my day with that post.

Grace said...

Love it.

Jason P said...

I've been sleeping on this one!

Sol_dier said...

I second that. 'Little Fly' off Chamber society just gives me pause.

Sol_dier said...

^^ YES. I was soo glad when I found someone in my generation to add to my rotation for music which gives me pause.

For anyone who hasn't seen her rendition of Stevie Wonders - 'overjoyed' & Lauryn Hill's - 'tell him' at the White House Evening of Poetry, Music and Spoken Word:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xfG-dJFbxc&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFsVXdmwZoo

SassyJJ said...

ZOMG! I LOOOOOOOVE Esperanza! I've been trying to get to a concert for a minute!

By the way, Chele, I loved last week's theme...thank you!

EC Thompson, MD said...

She was awesome at the White House.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFsVXdmwZoo

MotownMs said...

Your post was prophetic...three cheers to good taste!

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