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Esperanza Spalding Releases Fifth Album
New Albums

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 hope for this group is...

Esperanza Spalding: On The Sunny Side of the Street
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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)
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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
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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.

Esperanza Spalding: Good Lava
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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”...

Wayne Shorter & Esperanza Spalding Duet
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Wayne Shorter & Esperanza Spalding Duet

Tavis Smiley hosted Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding on his PBS show. Described as a “3 camera 1 take no editing experience,” here is their performance.

Esperanza Spalding Announces New Project, Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Esperanza Spalding Announces New Project, Tour Dates

After wrapping up her successful Radio Music Society tour cycle, Esperanza Spalding has announced she’ll be hitting the road this Spring and Summer in support of a new project. Emily’s D+Evolution is described as rekindling the bassist’s childhood interest in theater, poetry and movement to expand her performances. “Emily is my middle name, and I’m using this fresh persona as...

Esperanza Spalding: “Hold On Me” and “I Can’t Help It”
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Esperanza Spalding: “Hold On Me” and “I Can’t Help It”

Here’s a clip from the 2012 North Sea Jazz fest featuring the one and only Esperanza Spalding performing covers of two Michael Jackson tunes, “Hold On Me” and “I Can’t Help It”. No other words necessary.

Esperanza Spalding: Smile Like That (Live)
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Esperanza Spalding: Smile Like That (Live)

Esperanza Spalding always seems to deliver as close to perfection as it gets in her live performances. Here she is performing “Smile Like That” at Jazz à Vienne in 2012. So so good.

Esperanza Spalding: Hold On Me (Live)
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Esperanza Spalding: Hold On Me (Live)

It’s Sunday (at least it is when I’m sharing this), and this just feels perfect for a chill day like today. Of course, when it is Esperanza Spalding, I don’t need any excuse. This is Esperanza performing “Hold On Me” live in 2012, with Leo Genovese (keys), Jef Lee Johnson (guitar), Igmar Thomas (trumpet), Lyndon Rochelle (drums) and a great...