Esperanza Spalding interviewed for the documentary Icons Among Us

Esperanza Spalding interviewed for the documentary Icons Among Us

13/10/2009

The documentary series Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense continues to review the history of jazz with a second episode devoted to the latest trends in the genre. Under the theme "12 notes in real time", the second episode in the series looks into the role of contemporary jazz musicians and modern trends in a musical genre that has evolved constantly since its emergence. The series is based on interviews with prominent performers such as Diane Reeves, Wayne Shorter, Dave Douglas, Miguel Zenón, John Scofield and Esperanza Spalding, as well as musical fragments from a large number of those taking part in the documentary, most of whom, as the series' title suggests, have become icons of music and popular culture. Icons Among Us introduces us to a host of musicians who, without overlooking the big players who have helped them to get where they are today, are aware that they depend on the continual development of jazz, drawing closer to many other musical genres if necessary

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