Playing tracks by
Roberta Menescal, Esperanza Spalding, Milton Nascimento, Baden Powell & Vinicius De Moraes, Pat Metheny and more.
Backtracking is a unique archive show for Roundhouse Radio from Nick Taylor and Grace Huber, rediscovering the roots of great music from the past and present.
In this jazzy episode we turn our attention to the award winning double-bassist, composer and singer Esperanza Spalding who made history when she became the first jazz artist to win the coveted Best Newcomer award at the 2011 Grammy's.
Casting an eye on Esperanza's story so far, we play the influences behind her bossa nova-soaked sound, some jazz classics and her contemporaries, who are sort of her influences...but still...her...contemporaries. It more or less makes sense when you listen.