Esperanza Spalding - In The Hot Seat

Esperanza Spalding has won both industry and critical acclaim for her wildly divergent work, notching up four Grammy Awards, most notably a 2011 Best New Artist Award that had the chutzpah to trounce pop idol Justin Bieber and folk-rockers Mumford & Sons. Yet, the bassist, singer and multi-instrumentalist has never sought an obvious or easy creative path, especially for her latest album, Exposure. Living up to its title, the writing and recording of the album was streamed live on Facebook, with the continuous three-day session clocking up 1.4 million views. She spoke with Kevin Le Gendre about how this brazen creative process pushed her performance skills and endurance to the edge

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