Esperanza Spalding Archives
Esperanza Spalding Shares 2022 Summer Tour Dates
Esperanza Spalding has announced a set of tour dates for July that will see her collaborating with choreographer, dancer, and director Antonio Brown. Spread across the U.S., the concerts will pull from the last few of her albums.
Esperanza Spalding: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
I was super excited to see NPR drop this video of Esperanza Spalding performing on their Tiny Desk (Home) Concert program. Enjoy this performance of music from her Songwrights Apothecary Lab project.
Esperanza Spalding Releases New Album, “Songwrights Apothecary Lab”
Esperanza Spalding has released her eighth album as a leader, entitled “Songwrights Apothecary Lab”. Building off of the three-song EP from April, the album contains twelve songs.
Bass Players To Know: Esperanza Spalding
Great artists undergo evolution. They study, create, establish themselves as an artistic force, and then re-envision what their art could be. Esperanza Spalding is one of these artists.
Esperanza Spalding Unveils 3-Song Healing Project, “Triangle”
Esperanza Spalding has released “Triangle”, a three-track project that was created as part of her Songwrights Apothecary Lab. The bassist/singer/composer wrote the three songs, which she calls formwelas, as a way to connect and heal her listeners.
25th Annual San Francisco Bass Bash Set for March 21st
The world is still socially distanced, but that’s not stopping the San Francisco Symphony and Northern California Chamber Music Academy from presenting the San Francisco 25th annual Winter Bass Bash.
Esperanza Spalding: No More Bass?
Esperanza Spalding has followed up last year’s Exposure with 12 Little Spells, a twelve-song album that focuses on using music as therapy. It came to her in a wash of inspiration while trying to write a single song before “developing the next full thing.” Each of the songs focuses on a different part of the body with videos and art...
Esperanza Spalding Teases New Album with Burniss Travis on Bass
Last year, Esperanza Spalding shocked the world by creating Exposure, an album created on the spot and completely live-streamed on Facebook over 77 hours. Now she’s revealed her next album, 12 Little Spells, will be available in October with another unique release. Starting on October 7th, Spalding will release one song per day on her website and social platforms until...
Esperanza Spalding: I Adore You
Esperanza Spalding performed at the International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert in Havana, Cuba in 2017. Joined by Yaroldi Abreu (percussion), Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet), Bobby Carcasses (vocals), Antonio Sanchez (drums), and Christian Sands (piano), here’s their stunning performance of Spalding’s tune “I Adore You.”
Esperanza Spalding Announces New Album
Seven seems to be a lucky number for Esperanza Spalding. In a new 77-second video, the bassist announced her new project, entitled Exposure, which will be written and recorded during a 77-hour Facebook Live stream in September. The finished product will be limited to 7,777 CDs. Spalding announced the innovative new album in this video: “Once the cameras start rolling,...
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 solo halfway through the tune.
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 out those musicians, and talked...