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Bass instincts

Do you like the idea of a young lady playing the stand-up bass like a son-of-a-gun? I do.

She sings too, and with feelin’. Esperanza Spalding is one of those sinfully talented people who makes you see that you are totally inadequate and need to barricade yourself in an isolated room and listen to…Esperanza Spalding.

I’m especially fond of her version of “Body and Soul,” called “Cuerpo y Alma.” Look it up sometime.

By the way, her name means Hope.

2 comments on “Bass instincts

  1. ericjbaker
    April 20, 2014

    Oh come on. She’s just getting by on her incredible talent, beauty, charm, charisma, and awesome stage presence. It’s not like…um…

    I love the tonal interplay between acoustic drums and upright bass, by the way. They bring out frequencies in each other that are often in competition otherwise.

    • Kevin Brennan
      April 20, 2014

      I agree about the bass/drums interaction. There’s something about the woody tone of the bass…

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