Jazz Ain’t Nothin’ But Soul – 2008

Esperanza Spalding


The singer-bassist early in her career

Esperanza Spalding has made a strong impact on the music and jazz scene with her singing, bass playing and showmanship.

While in recent times she has often veered into r&b and soul music, early in her career she was considered a new giant of jazz.

On this energetic clip from 2013, Esperanza Spalding sings and plays a song associated with Betty Carter, “Jazz Ain’t Nothin’ But Soul.”

-Scott Yanow

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