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Esperanza Spalding

American,  Musician
Total Quotes : 26
Marketing Boundaries Genre

Genre boundaries are good for marketing but they all but disappear when you're a player.

- Esperanza Spalding

Manager Star Making

Anything I do has to have integrity, so if you just want to make music, it's not difficult finding support. The hard part for a publicist or manager is making a star.

- Esperanza Spalding

Feel Used Pure

For what I can imagine and feel and think and hear, I can hardly do anything on the acoustic bass. It used to be just pure frustration of imagining so much more and being able to get to a certain level of execution.

- Esperanza Spalding

Art Magic Lose

Your sanity is harder to get back than money or contacts. You are the magic. You are the art. You can't lose that.

- Esperanza Spalding

Nature I Am Help

I am insubordinate by nature. I can't help it.

- Esperanza Spalding

Supportive Grew Out

I grew up with an incredibly loving and supportive family that gave me the impression there were a lot of options for me out there.

- Esperanza Spalding

TV Either Very

I don't watch TV, I don't spend time on the Internet, and I don't party much. I don't text very much, either.

- Esperanza Spalding

Studying Expression Means

I focused primarily on being an instrumentalist and studying music and on my primary means of expression: composing and playing.

- Esperanza Spalding

Loved Grow Suffer

You can grow up with literally nothing and you don't suffer if you know you're loved and valued.

- Esperanza Spalding

Jazz Always Access

I always say that the problem with jazz accessibility is not the content of the music, it's people's ability to access it.

- Esperanza Spalding

Experience Think Images

I just think music is so intrinsically linked with images in the culture that we live in that you'll be hard-pressed to have an experience with the music without a preconceived notion.

- Esperanza Spalding

Doing Very Profoundly

It's a pity that if someone who has a really profoundly potent art to share chooses not to or doesn't fit into this very thin slice of what's desirable and marketable, chances are the public will never get a chance to hear what they're doing.

- Esperanza Spalding

Always Been Pot

Jazz has always been a melting pot of influences and I plan to incorporate them all.

- Esperanza Spalding

Love Practice Which

I love people, and I love to be with people and to make music with people, but my natural state is to revert back to being by myself in my house, which is cool because that's where I practice and write and listen and study.

- Esperanza Spalding

Surprise Your Realm

The benefit of the radio is, something beyond your realm of knowledge can surprise you, can enter your realm of knowledge.

- Esperanza Spalding

Process Other Move

It's about process, the process of growth. It seems to me in my own life - and other minds throughout history have also observed this phenomenon - that growth seems to move in two directions at the same time.

- Esperanza Spalding

See Other Read

I like to read, and I like dance. I don't dance, but I like to see other people dance.

- Esperanza Spalding

Think I Think Settings

I think there's so much negative influence on children in school settings. It becomes learning by rote to pass a test. It's not contextualized.

- Esperanza Spalding

Change Little Things Seven

My earliest attempts at writing were when I was seven. I would sit at the piano and transcribe the songs I heard on the radio. I'd change little things in the music and write different lyrics.

- Esperanza Spalding

Hands Methods I Write

I write at the piano, so I write things that fit comfortably under my hands, and I'm not thinking in terms of any specific compositional methods. I'm just seeking sounds.

- Esperanza Spalding