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Esperanza Spalding is dope!!!

Posted by jaybrown 
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May 07, 2012 10:57PM
So , I just got home from an Esperanza Spalding Show, and I am blown away.I decided to go ,because I wanted to see a jazz show , not because I was a fan . BUT!!! now I am.The show was at the Shermerhorn which is where the Nashville Symphony is held , so the acoustics were amazing. I have never heard a show sound so good. All of the players were great , and Esperanza was amazing.She was so impressive on the bass , and her voice was beautiful . The show opened with a huge boombox on stage with all of the players in the dark (in the background). there was radio static ,like the station was changing , and every time it would tune in, the players would play a different song ( their own take on other peoples tracks).It really sounded like a radio's station being changed.On the last station change, one of the background singers played radio show host , to introduce the band . and the show begins. The music was amazing . In between Each song , there was either a monologue to explain the meaning of the song , or a sort of question and answer between Esperanza and the horn section which was awesome!! There was a great vibe between all the players. As an encore , Esperanza came out on her own and did a song , just her and her upright , which was my personal favorite moment of the night . So , if she comes through your town , don't miss the show...Sorry I did't get pics or video, they are pretty strict about that there..
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May 08, 2012 09:49AM
Thanks for that write up, nothing like the thrill of a great live jazz show... The natural high you get from those kind of performances is better then anything.

Truthfully I didn't know anything about her till your review, I just Googled her...





Impressive resume for such a young woman, and she's classy and beautiful as well. Hope she makes it over my way.



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October 29, 2016 01:33PM
Bumping this old thread because I saw her last night and man she is hot stuff!in love



Man is that some deep shit she's on. She did a "musical" type live show with the her aptly named Professional Band. Her show was called 'Emily's D+Evolution' which was like a hard rock jazz hybrid sound. At some points she sounded like Faith No More, other times she sounded like Cassandra Wilson, but it was so intellectual with complex rhythm changes and dissonant vocal medleys. Some moments her voice sounded angelic, other times it clashed purposefully (which is hard to do) with her background singers. It was like a free jazz explosion and it was performed flawlessly. My wife and I were so impressed with this show, absolutely stunning performance, but it was so smart and deep and artsy that our heads hurt at the end of it all from fatigue.

Don't expect anything normal about her music if you are seeing this show, it's an advanced left field free jazz explosion. Her guitarist is incredible. He was busting out frippertones with ease and very advanced fretwork in general. Some times he was like Al Dimeola and Carlos Santana other moments. When Esperanza hammered the bass, he nailed the guitar syncing up perfectly while the drummer played half the time independently of what they were doing. Watching them take turns clashing and syncing was awe inspiring. It's very hard to explain this, with this show in particular it takes your presence to understand the accomplishment.

@ the end of the show in the packed room she got a standing ovation and encore and came out and sang a solo a capella that shut the room up.

This was an experience to be remembered, so thanks for the Tip JB! I remembered you saying go see her on this topic years ago, I'm glad I heeded your advice. thumbs up



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October 29, 2016 02:00PM
Word !! I was thoroughly impressed with her show when I saw her . At that point , I really didn't even know who she was so it was a shot in the dark seeing her perform . Not to mention that the show was in the Schermerhorn which is the symphony center in Nashville . Tickets were very pricy , but worth every cent . I'm glad you guys enjoyed the show ...
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November 03, 2016 10:11PM
Dunno her music at all but based on these descriptions I'll try to catch her live show if I can.



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