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Esperanza Spalding and Gretchen Parlato: Useless Landscape (Inutil Paisagem)

Today is Esperanza Spalding‘s birthday. What better way to help celebrate than with another awesome video by the bassist?

Here, Esperanza performs a beautiful duet with Gretchen Parlato on the Antonio Carlos Jobim tune, “Useless Landscape (Inutil Paisagem)”

Happy birthday, Esperanza!

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    The author has it right. The original bossa nova tune by Antonio Carlos Jobim is titled “Inútil Paisagem.” That’s grammatically incorrect in Portuguese, but it’s the correct name of the song.