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Esperanza Spalding doesn’t do a lot of tweeting. She is lo-fi and low-key, the kind of person who relaxes by doing some laundry and cleaning at home, one place in the West Village, one in Austin, Tex. (via Baby’s Got Bass – NYTimes.com)

And if you missed it (or want to see it again), check out our Tiny Desk Concert with Esperanza.Tanya Ballard Brown

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