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  • Snarky Puppy with Esperanza Spalding: Grown Folks

    Snarky Puppy with Esperanza Spalding: Grown Folks

    Although this is a fan-shot video, it’s too good to pass up. Snarky Puppy and Esperanza Spalding both performed at the GroundUP Festival earlier this year. Spalding joined Michael League and the crew for their song “Grown Folks” from . The bassists trade off on playing the bass line with Spalding taking an unbelievable vocal... »

  • 2016 Reader Favorites – #10: Esperanza Spalding

    2016 Reader Favorites – #10: Esperanza Spalding

    2016 was a big year for Esperanza Spalding, who released her fifth album, Emily’s D+Evolution. “I knew it was loud, and I knew it was electric. I knew when it wasn’t done, and I knew when it was. Beyond that, there wasn’t much of a plan,” Spalding told NPR about the new record. “I sought... »

  • Esperanza Spalding Announces Extensive Fall Tour

    Esperanza Spalding Announces Extensive Fall Tour

    Esperanza Spalding is taking her show on the road once again this fall in support of her latest album, Emily’s D+Evolution. The two-month outing will include North American and South American dates with a handful of festival performances mixed in. Spalding will play the Richmond Jazz festival in Virginia on August 13th before regrouping in... »

  • Esperanza Spalding: Unconditional Love

    Esperanza Spalding: Unconditional Love

    Esperanza Spalding recently visited the Skype Live Studio for 101.9 KINK FM’s broadcast and performed “Unconditional Love”. The song appears on Spalding’s fifth album, Emily’s D+Evolution. »

  • Hal Crook, Featuring Esperanza Spalding: Never Again

    Hal Crook, Featuring Esperanza Spalding: Never Again

    Berklee recently celebrated the music of trombonist Hal Crook (who graduated Berklee in 1971). The lineup for this was pretty impressive, with Berklee alum Esperanza Spalding on vocals and bass, saxophonist Chris Cheek, pianist Leo Genovese, Lionel Loueke and drummer Antonio Sanchez. Here’s the group performing Crook’s tune “Never Again”. »

  • Esperanza Spalding: One

    Esperanza Spalding: One

    Esperanza Spalding released her fifth album, Emily’s D+Evolution, earlier this month. Here’s the official video for “One” from the new album. Love that bass tone and the vocals – as always. »

  • Esperanza Spalding Releases Fifth Album

    Esperanza Spalding Releases Fifth Album

    Bassist and Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding’s newest album, Emily’s D+Evolution has arrived. The album’s title refers to Spalding’s middle name, Emily. “. . . I’m using this fresh persona as my inner navigator. This project is about going back and reclaiming un-cultivated curiosity, and using it as a compass to move forward and expand. My... »

  • Esperanza Spalding: On The Sunny Side of the Street

    Esperanza Spalding: On The Sunny Side of the Street

    Esperanza Spalding may be leaning towards jazz-rock fusion for her upcoming album, but she can still perform jazz standards with the best of them. Get an earful as Spalding performs “On the Sunny Side of the Street” for President Obama and guests at the White House during the “Celebration of American Creativity 2016”. »

  • Esperanza Spalding: Good Lava (Official)

    Esperanza Spalding: Good Lava (Official)

    Last year, Kevin featured a video of Esperanza Spalding “Good Lava” at Skype Live Studio. The song is one that is on Spalding’s upcoming Emily’s D+Evolution album, scheduled for release March 4th. Now there’s an official video for the track. Can’t wait for the album! »

  • Esperanza Spalding with Emily’s D+Evolution: One

    Esperanza Spalding with Emily’s D+Evolution: One

    Back in October, Esperanza Spalding performed with Emily’s D+Evolution on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The tune is “One”, and it is spectacular. »