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Bassist Spalding adds lyrics to her many jazz talents

On her new CD, Esperanza Spalding shifts from wordless vocals to singing full-on lyrics, mostly of her own composition. On her new CD, Esperanza Spalding shifts from wordless vocals to singing full-on lyrics, mostly of her own composition.
By Siddhartha Mitter
Globe Correspondent / May 23, 2008

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Jazz bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding is on the express track. At 23, she's not only a Berklee College of Music alumna, but already on the school's faculty, and she's gigging amid the jazz elite, from backing Joe Lovano or Pat Metheny to hitting the top festivals like Newport. Her new self-titled record marks another career jump, as she has ... (Full article: 506 words)

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