Esperanza Spalding and Terri Lyne Carrington Perform at the 39th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival

Bassist Esperanza Spalding and drummer, Terri Lyne Carrington, have a lively and introspective conversation with Essential Music Host, Ann Delisi, as they share their philosophy about playing jazz, teaching it to a new generation and their planned performances at this year’s Detroit Jazz Festival. When asked whether they still get nervous, Esperanza Spalding shared story about working with Herbie Hancock that got a good laugh out of Terri Lyne Carrington.

Image credit: Michelle Caldwell

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Ann Delisi

Host, Ann Delisi Essential Music

Ann will guide you through the “essential music,” both new and familiar, that’s shaping our culture and feature music made in Detroit every hour.   Follow @anndelisimusic

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