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Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding exploded onto the jazz scene as a bass prodigy, recording her debut album in 2006 and winning the Grammy for Best New Artist in 2011. But she's never been satisfied being just one thing. Her many talents include being a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, bandleader, producer, librettist, and more. Her music ignores genre boundaries, freely incorporating funk, R&B, classical music, and progressive rock. She's even introduced a theatrical element with her latest album, Emily's D+Evolution..

Jim and Greg sit down this week with Esperanza Spalding for a spirited chat about the new record. She also discusses her collaborations with legendary saxophonist Wayne Shorter, the challenges of being taken seriously as a female musician, and the moment she discovered the bass was for her.

Go to episode 580
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Guest Desert Island Jukebox

Most weeks, either Jim or Greg take a trip to the desert island and play a song they can‘t live without. This week, we’re sharing picks from recent Sound Opinions guests like Ted Leo and Jason Isbell! Find out what these artists selected as the albums and songs they would bring with them if stranded on a desert island.

  • PJ Morton: Prince And The Revolution, "Take Me with U"
  • Brian Koppelman: Lou Reed, New York
  • Lydia Night of The Regrettes: Big Star, #1 Record
  • Jason Isbell: Ben Howard, "I Forget Where We Were"
  • Don Was: Wayne Shorter, Speak No Evil
  • Carlotta Cosials of Hinds: Bob Dylan, "Mama, You Been on My Mind"
  • Ana Perrote of Hinds: Dead Ghosts, "When It Comes To You"
  • Ted Leo: Michel Pagliaro, "Lovin‘ Ain’t Easy"
Go to episode 678