I really hate learning about artists this good from the Grammys. Discovering artists that no one or little have heard of is finding a treasure. You really hate to share until the last moment. Sounds selfish but that’s just how you feel. Esperanza is an amazing all around artist from singer/songwriter to bassist. She sings everything from jazz to soul. Plus how can you resist the amazing FRO she sports. I love it.
Esperanza Spalding & Gretchen Parlato – “Useless Landscape (Inutil Paisagem)”
I found this song and fell in love with it. The original composer is Jobim, a Brazilian legend who was instrumental during the creation of bossanova.
Esperanza Spalding – Black Gold
This song speaks to me. Listen to the conversation between the two kings, you and old, about Africa and what is has and in some cases still offers.