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Esperanza Spalding to Perform At Grammys, Co-Host Pre-Telecast Ceremony
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Esperanza Spalding to Perform At Grammys, Co-Host Pre-Telecast Ceremony

Bassist and Grammy nominee Esperanza Spalding will be co-hosting the Grammy Pre-Telecast Ceremony, as well as performing at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards. Spalding will be sharing hosting duties with singer Bobby McFerrin on the show, which will be streamed on the Grammy website and YouTube channel starting at 1 p.m. PT on February 13. The ceremony is set to...

Best of 2010: Top 10 Bass Players
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Best of 2010: Top 10 Bass Players

To kick off the new year, we’re celebrating the top 10 most viewed, most searched for bassists on No Treble in 2010. #1. Tal Wilkenfeld For the second year in a row, Tal Wilkenfeld was the most viewed, most searched on bassist No Treble. Tal was busy in 2010, including a tour with Herbie Hancock, sitting in on several albums...

Esperanza Spalding: “Mela” Live
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Esperanza Spalding: “Mela” Live

This San Sebastian show, originally broadcast on Spanish TV, features Esperanza Spalding and her band performing “Mela”. The tune was originally recorded for the 2008 release, Esperanza. Part 1: Part 2:

Grammy Nominations 2011: The Bass List
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Grammy Nominations 2011: The Bass List

The 53rd Annual Grammy Award Nominations are in, and once again it’s been a good year for bassists. Some notable bassists have hit it big this year, including Esperanza Spalding, who is up for Best New Artist, and bass legend Stanley Clarke, whose latest release has garnered him two nominations. This is a historic year for the Grammy Awards, as...

Esperanza Spalding to Host New PBS Show
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Esperanza Spalding to Host New PBS Show

PBS has just announced bassist, vocalist and composer Esperanza Spalding has been asked to host a new program, “Find The Beat”. The show’s format will include Spalding joining a group, band or solo musician to explore the roots of their music, cultural connections and music history. “Find The Beat” is a joint venture of PBS and the Corporation for Public...

Esperanza Spalding: I Can’t Help It (Michael Jackson Cover)
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Esperanza Spalding: I Can’t Help It (Michael Jackson Cover)

Last year, during a live performance at Le New Morning in Paris, Esperanza Spalding performed her own arrangement of Michael Jackson’s “I Can’t Help It”. She’s performing the tune on her Godin 5-string fretless bass.

Contest: Win a Signed Copy of Esperanza Spalding’s “Chamber Music Society”
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Contest: Win a Signed Copy of Esperanza Spalding’s “Chamber Music Society”

Heads Up International and No Treble are giving away signed copies of Esperanza Spalding’s latest, Chamber Music Society! Ten lucky winners will receive a copy of Chamber Music Society, signed by Esperanza. Five runners-up will receive a No Treble t-shirt. Chamber Music Society is Esperanza’s follow up to the 2008 release, Esperanza, which sat atop Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz chart for...

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

Esperanza Spalding‘s Chamber Music Society is a unique and beautiful record by a brilliant musician. Not what some might have expected, it’s fusion of jazz and chamber music with Brazilian overtones. Esperanza is known as a fine bassist – and she is that – but she is also a wonderful singer and a composer with a great musical mind. The...

Esperanza Spalding: Little Fly
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Esperanza Spalding: Little Fly

Esperanza Spalding has a released a video performance of “Little Fly”, from her upcoming album , to be released on August 17th. “Little Fly” is the first track on the album. Be sure to check out our review of Chamber Music Society.

Esperanza Spalding Wins DownBeat Critics Poll
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Esperanza Spalding Wins DownBeat Critics Poll

Bassist, vocalist and composer Esperanza Spalding has won the DownBeat Critics Poll, in the “Acoustic Bass, Rising Star” category. Here are the bassists also in the running, with scores: Esperanza Spalding (100) Larry Grenadier (52) Ben Allison (45) Avishai Cohen (31) Scott Colley (28) John Hébert (27) Nicki Parrott (19) Linda Oh (18) Reuben Rogers (18) Drew Gress (17) Ben...