August 14, 2012

That GOOD GOOD Music: Esperanza Spalding

This morning, while listening to my Esperanza Spalding playlist, I realized that in the 2 years I've been running this blog, I have never discussed her and her gorgeous music! Although I am sure the vast majority of you are already very familiar with Miss Spalding, it is simply unacceptable that her countenance has not graced this blog. Especially since the woman is a living, breathing definition of everything that I love about music. Esperanza is a genuinely talented individual. She can sing. That seems like such a simple thing to say, but in the age of music that we live in today, being able to sing is no longer a requirement for many musicians. That is why I appreciate artists who sound just as good, if not better, live as they do on their recorded tracks. In addition to her gorgeous voice, Esperanza has also been blessed with the ability to play multiple instruments (most notably, the bass). As a fellow string instrument player, I can attest to how difficult it is to play any string instrument, in and of itself. The fact that she is able to do this while singing so beautifully never ceases to amaze me.

Ten years from now, most of what you hear on the radio will be absolutely irrelevant. Esperanza Spalding’s music, however, will have just as much depth and relevance as it does today.

Here are just a few of my favorite tracks from Esperanza. Enjoy!


  1. i love her haircut

  2. Anonymous8/14/2012

    I've heard of her, but never listened to her music before now! I've been missing out....She is incredible. Thank you for sharing those songs!

    I really love "Precious".

  3. Esperanza Spalding has such a beautiful voice. I had never heard her rendition of "I'll Look Around" though. It is simply breathtaking!

    Thanks for sharing this with us!

  4. She's the lady who won that Grammy, right?
    First time listening, and I see that award was well deserved.

  5. Anonymous8/14/2012

    Hello, I enjoy reading through your post. I wanted to write a little comment to
    support you.
    Take a look at my blog post - Benny

  6. Thank you for the feedback!! I'm glad I was able to share songs a few of you hadn't heard yet :)

  7. I absolutely love Esperanza, her music is beautiful. I haven't heard some of these tracks so thanks for the post :).

  8. I would kill for her hair! Esperanza is so pretty.
    + her music is to!

  9. Oh her hair... so pretty..

  10. Wow, you just confirmed that we have the same taste in music. Are you kidding me, I love Esperanza! AND she's beautiful!

  11. I love her hair
    I would be so happy if you could like my Facebook page.

  12. Her music is lovely :)
    Saadiya x

  13. I saw the talented Miss Spalding live in London last year and it is absolutely true that she is such a breath of fresh air. A real talent playing real music!



Copyright © 2010-2015 That GOOD GOOD Blog. All Rights Reserved.