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Bassist Spalding knows how to sing and swing

Discussion in 'News & PR' started by TalkBass, Oct 25, 2005.

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    Mar 12, 2004
    <p><img src="http://static.flickr.com/26/56005172_335b9a8033_o.jpg" align="right" alt="Esperanza Spalding" />Recent Berklee graduate (and current Berklee instructor) Esperanza Spalding headlined Scullers for the first time Thursday, leading a talented quartet through a mix of covers and originals that served notice: This is a uniquely gifted star on the rise. Spalding's instrument is the upright bass, unusual for a woman in itself. More unheard of still is that she sings while she plays, and sings well. Her work on bass, meanwhile, is even better while soloing and laying down support. Spalding doesn't merely hold down the bottom and help keep time; her fingers dance continuously as she inventively guides her musicians through their paces. Check out her website <a href="http://www.esperanzaspalding.com">here</a>.<p style="font-size:10px;text-align:right;">Technorati Tags: <a href="http://technorati.com/tag/Esperanza Spalding" rel="tag">Esperanza Spalding</a></p> </p>