Archive for February 21st, 2011

Music to Plow By

Monday morning and it’s snowing hard outside.  My morning will be filled with shovelling and plowing  and not painting, which throws off my rhythm a bit.  But that’s a small price to pay for the beauty of the snow outside, coating the tree limbs and glowing white and clean.  It’s gorgeous out my window.

I thought I’d play a bit of music today and found a lovely piece from Esperanza Spalding.  I have to admit that she was not on my radar before the last few weeks, when she emerged into the larger public’s consciousness with her Grammy win as Best New Artist, beating out teen heartthrob Justin Bieber.  I guess an upright bass playing  jazz chanteuse (who was teaching at Berklee at age 20!) probably seems an unlikely choice over the teenie bopper who inspires Bieber Fever.  But finally hearing and seeing her play, as well as hearing of her life story,  has convinced me.  Just good stuff, whether you like jazz or not.

Give a listen:

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