Esperanza Spalding: My mom is very, very musical. So, she would just make up these incidental — I guess you could say incidental music, but it was prominent so it wasn’t just incidental. So, you know, maybe you — like you’d scratch yourself — “I have a scratch right here…” she’d be like, “Oh you don’t need to cry, ’cause your mama is by. Your mama who loves you and will never, ever leave you.” And she’d just come up with these. I remember that one. In the morning there’d be a song. And she just would kind of turn any phrase — everyone in my family tends to talk to ourselves a lot — so she would just turn like a little thing she was saying to herself into a song, and then somebody would catch it and be like — “You know you should stop…” Very musical. Very, very, very musical. And completely hands-off in an interesting way around my musical obsessions. So hands-on in terms of connecting me with great teachers and organizations that we could access, but then totally hands-off. She didn’t like make me practice every day or anything. I don’t know what to say about that approach. It’s really interesting, because she’s so musical and she loves music so much, and she had this dream of being a musician, but she didn’t impose it or make resistance to me exploring really anything, which is interesting.