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Some rethink the building legacies of popular artists; others celebrate those who create within subcultures, their innovations rippling outward over time. Jazz bassist and singer who won the 2011 Grammy Award for Best New Artist, as well as three others. Like guitar, it can take pyrotechnic solos. The year was 2011. It is the foundation of any band: its rhythmic and harmonic center of gravity, its anchor. There's loads, and downloads, of great music these days. You might remember her name from a story we did on the twenty-five year old musician last April. A native of Portland, Ore., Spalding played classical violin as a child and gigged in an indie band on bass as a teenager. 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At the same time, Spalding won respect as a teacher, becoming the youngest faculty member at the Berklee College of Music. Acclaimed, Grammy-winning jazz bassist and vocalist with an ambitiously cross-pollinated sound. This year, Turning the Tables considers how women and non-binary artists are shaping music in our moment, from the pop mainstream to the sinecures of jazz and contemporary classical music. Grammy Award-winning American singer-bassist Esperanza Spalding’s latest album is a gold mine for Jazz aficionados. Review: Why Esperanza Spalding’s new album, ‘Emily’s D+Evolution,’ deserves a long listen Esperanza Spalding (Holly Andres) By Chris Barton. Alumni of Miles Davis' second great quintet, the two men pioneered fusion starting in the 1970s, walking paths that brought them to audiences for commercial music. As always, women forge new pathways in sound; today, they also make waves under the surface of culture by confronting, in their music, the increased fluidity of "woman" itself. This series of essays takes on another task.THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR:Become a SponsorThe 25 arguments writers make in these pieces challenge the usual definitions of influence. Radio Music Society featured a guest appearance by Lalah Hathaway; Q-Tip produced a pair of its tracks. A culmination of Spalding's work and influences to date, this is funk at its most serious-minded and compositional. March 2, 2016. "Bringing a more feminine aesthetic into the music is mandatory at this point. Be a part of it. What is a woman? "},{"_id":"5P47JQMJPJCF3NVPNOKXBHAEMA","type":"text","additional_properties":{"comments":[],"_id":1610482795779,"inline_comments":[]},"content":"But the ways in which Spalding's music are truly the most radical are perhaps the most easily overlooked: how her approach to singing and the substance of her playing challenge gender norms across styles. It's both absurd and completely predictable that Spalding's unconventional excellence would be threatening to those who would uphold the status quo through the bass. Likewise, her bass playing redefines that instrument through her penchant for lyrical invention. Drummer, composer and producer Terri Lyne Carrington, who first met Spalding during those early Berklee years, prefers a different term: "I call her a genius every chance I get. Her voice is capable of acrobatics. She chooses not to perform desire or longing, themes that fuel the most deeply held stereotypes of jazz women as singers who simply emote rather than perform with technical skill. She doesn't attempt to reel in her audiences with flirtation. Some rethink the building legacies of popular artists; others celebrate those who create within subcultures, their innovations rippling outward over time. She completed a GED and enrolled in classes at Portland State University, where she earned her B.A. Our 25 Most Influential Women Musicians of the 21st Century illuminate its complexities. The 25 arguments writers make in these pieces challenge the usual definitions of influence. They come at a time when the form has its sights set in the rearview mirror, when most young artists are "trying to sound like they peaked in 1942 or 1957," says Carrington. Her accolades include four Grammy Awards, a Boston Music Award, and a Soul Train Music Award. Kate Brown has prioritized education workers ahead of Oregonians over the age of 65. Sign Out. It can't be abandoned for the microphone or dismissed as an accessory. It's a timeless question on the surface, but one deeply engaged with whatever historical moment in which it is asked. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org. "},{"_id":"7KQXGOJEJ5BMJMXSEHHBEO73PE","type":"text","additional_properties":{"comments":[],"_id":1610482795778,"inline_comments":[]},"content":"For example, Spalding's \"Good Lava\" from Emily's D+Evolution demands that we \"See this pretty girl, watch this pretty girl flow\"; grungy guitars mirror bass in shape-shifting, Tetris-like configurations punctuated by ear-popping, overdubbed vocals (think \"Bohemian Rhapsody\"). 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