Jazz Ain’t Nothin’ But Soul – 2008
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.”