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Esperanza Spalding: Good Lava

Ever since she announced a tour in April, I’ve been dying to hear Esperanza Spalding‘s new music. Dubbed Esperanza Spalding Presents: Emily’s D+Evolution, the bassist describes the project as a way of “going back and reclaiming un-cultivated curiosity, and using it as a compass to move forward and expand.”

Here’s a clip of Spalding performing the new song “Good Lava” with her band at the Skype Live Studio. The music is definitely an evolution of Spalding’s sound, mixing jazz and R&B with hints of rock power trios from the ’60s.