We had the great good fortune to see these two amazing ladies perform last night at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Gretchen Parlato was the "opener", but we would easily have paid top dollar just to see her on her own.
Esperanza Spalding has to be one of the coolest ladies working in the music industry today. She played pretty much anything with strings that you don't have to sit at. And that voice! She brought with her a dozen crack musicians, including an incredibly tight eight piece horn section. Truly remarkable!
But the highlight of the night came as the hands on our watches started to tilt upwards toward midnight; it was encore time and Esperanza invited Gretchen back onstage to join her in performing "that song".
We first brought you this back in late March, but we were so excited about last night's performance that we just had to give it the Replay treatment! We hope you enjoy it as much the second time around!