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A Review of Mike Stern’s “All Over the Place”
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A Review of Mike Stern’s “All Over the Place”

Guitarist Mike Stern’s new record All Over the Place features a veritable smorgasbord of bass talent: Esperanza Spalding, Richard Bona, Victor Wooten, Anthony Jackson, Dave Holland, Tom Kennedy, Will Lee and Victor Bailey. Like a kid in the rhythm section candy shop, Stern audibly delights in playing with these guys. Further, the quality of Stern’s writing, the variety of grooves...

Mike Stern Announces New Album with an All-Star Cast on Bass
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Mike Stern Announces New Album with an All-Star Cast on Bass

Jazz guitar vet Mike Stern has a new album coming out on June 19, 2012, and bass fans have a lot to look forward to with this release. All Over the Place features eight different bassists on the 11-song release, including Esperanza Spalding, Richard Bona, Victor Wooten, Anthony Jackson, Dave Holland, Tom Kennedy, Will Lee and Victor Bailey. Stern recruited...

Esperanza Spalding: “Crowned & Kissed”, Live on the Daily Show
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Esperanza Spalding: “Crowned & Kissed”, Live on the Daily Show

Esperanza Spalding made a stop on the Daily Show recently, and closed out the show with “Crowned & Kissed”, one of the tracks on the bassist’s new album, Radio Music Society. We’ve been fans for Jon Stewart for some time, but we had no idea he was an air bassist. We love how Esperanza breaks down how holding the bass...

A Review of Esperanza Spalding’s “Radio Music Society”
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A Review of Esperanza Spalding’s “Radio Music Society”

Esperanza Spalding shocked many in the music world when she beat out Justin Bieber for the Grammy Award for Best New Artist, about thirteen months ago. Bassists everywhere, likely less shocked, celebrated the win by one of our own. This exciting bassist/vocalist has just released her latest record, Radio Music Society, and one which shows the Grammy was no fluke....

Esperanza Spalding Releases “Radio Music Society”
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Esperanza Spalding Releases “Radio Music Society”

The much anticipated new album by Esperanza Spalding, Radio Music Society, is finally here. The album is the follow up to her Grammy-award winning Chamber Music Society, the album is described as Spalding’s “most diverse, ambitious and masterful recital yet”. Spalding considers the new album to be a companion to her last, rather than a sequel. “Originally I thought it...

Esperanza Spalding: “Black Gold” Official Music Video
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Esperanza Spalding: “Black Gold” Official Music Video

Grammy award winning bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding has released the official video for “Black Gold,” the first single off her upcoming album Radio Music Society. The song and video are a beautiful homage to African American heritage. “This song is singing to our African American heritage before slavery,” Spalding writes. “Over the decades, so much of the strength in the African...

Esperanza Spalding Announces World Tour
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Esperanza Spalding Announces World Tour

Grammy award winner Esperanza Spalding has released the first dates of her upcoming world tour, set to kick off April 18th, 2012 in Buffalo, New York. The bassist/vocalist will make her way around the U.S. with with concerts spanning the East, West, and South before she crosses the pond to visit Europe, and then returning to North America again. The...

Jack DeJohnette Releases “Sound Travels”, Featuring Esperanza Spalding
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Jack DeJohnette Releases “Sound Travels”, Featuring Esperanza Spalding

Drummer Jack DeJohnette, widely regarded as one of the great jazz drummers in history, is about to have a pretty remarkable year. DeJohnette, who will celebrate his 70th birthday this year, is set to receive a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Fellowship, which is the highest U.S. honor for jazz musicians. Today, DeJohnette releases his latest effort, Sound...

Esperanza Spalding Announces New Album, “Radio Music Society”
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Esperanza Spalding Announces New Album, “Radio Music Society”

Esperanza Spalding is coming off of a monster year, which started in February 2011 when the bassist became the first jazz musician in decades to win the Grammy Award for Best New Artist (and, much to our pure joy, beating out Justin Bieber for the honor). That award was for Spalding’s 2010 release, Chamber Music Society, which reached number 1...

Terri Lynne Carrington’s Mosaic Project Featuring Esperanza Spalding: “Unconditional Love”, Live
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Terri Lynne Carrington’s Mosaic Project Featuring Esperanza Spalding: “Unconditional Love”, Live

Last year saw the release of drummer Terri Lynne Carrington’s Mosaic Project, featuring a star-studded cast of all female musicians including one of our favorites, Esperanza Spalding. Carrington recently released this official video for her song “Unconditional Love,” taken from a live performance at the Red Sea Festival in Eilat. Spalding pulls double duty, laying down a soulful bass line...