Esperanza Spalding: "Baby's Got Bass", NYTimes Magazine

Esperanza Spalding: "Baby's Got Bass", NYTimes Magazine

23/08/2011

 

The New York Times Style Magazine
By Robert Sullivan

The contrast between the Esperanza Spalding that you see onstage and the offstage Esperanza, jazz bassist and singer, was not immediately apparent at breakfast the day after her big sold-out show at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the kickoff of her summer tour. Onstage she is luminous, a major chord of exuberance, swinging behind her stand-up bass, eyes closed, singing to the lights, an evangelist of joy in various cool time signatures. At breakfast, meanwhile, she was soft-spoken and contemplative, almost demure.

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