Esperanza Spalding reinvents herself : ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’ (2016)

Esperanza Spalding‘s “Emily’s D+Evolution” is her fifth album released on March 4, 2016 by Concord.

Track Listing : 1.Good Lava (Esperanza Spalding) – 03:38 . 2.Unconditional Love (Esperanza Spalding) – 03:46 . 3.Judas (Esperanza Spalding) – 04:10 . 4.Earth To Heaven (Esperanza Spalding) – 03:52 . 5.One (Esperanza Spalding) – 00:00 . 6.Rest In Pleasure (Esperanza Spalding) – 04:59 . 7.Ebony And Ivy (Esperanza Spalding) – 04:23 . 8.Noble Nobles (Corey King, Esperanza Spalding) – 03:33 . 9.Farewell Dolly (Esperanza Spalding) – 02:07 . 10.Elevate Or Operate (Esperanza Spalding) – 04:03 . 11.Funk The Fear (Esperanza Spalding) – 05:07 . 12.I Want It Now (Anthony Newley) – 02:51

Musicians : Esperanza Spalding – Bass, Piano, Synthesizer Bass, Vocals . Corey King – Keyboards, Synthesizer, Trombone, Vocals (Background) . Karriem Riggins – Drums, Percussion . Matthew Stevens – Guitar . Justin Tyson – Drums . Nadia Washington – Vocals (Background) . Celeste Butler – Vocals (Background) . Emily Elbert – Vocals (Background) . Katriz Trinidad – Vocals (Background) . Fred Martin – Vocals (Background)

Production : Produced By Tony Visconti, Esperanza Spalding Paul Blakemore – Mastering . Mario Borgatta – Mixing Assistant . Martin Cooke – Assistant Engineer . Kyle Hoffman – Engineer . Kyle Mcaulay – Assistant Engineer . Tim Price – Engineer . Erin Tonkon – Assistant Engineer

Package : Holly Andres – Photography . Lawrence Azerrad – Graphic Design

Recorded 2015 -2016.

Released On March 4, 2016 By Concord.

(Source Esperanza Spalding‘s “Emily’s D+Evolution” | Official Site)

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Pitchfork
The album has the feel of a nervy gauntlet throw, seething with the sort of ferocity that only comes from time spent alone, far away from the limelight. […]

Los Angeles Times
Why Esperanza Spalding‘s new album, ‘Emily’s D+Evolution,’ deserves a long listen Pronounced “d plus evolution” and suffused with Stevie Wonder funk and zigzagging prog-rock, the album is an artistic statement album with a capital “A,” complete with an alter ego and theatrical flourishes that hint toward something of a funk-rock opera about death, spirituality and personal identity […]

Boston Globe
Framed as a reclamation of what Spalding calls “un-cultivated curiosity,” “Emily’s D+Evolution” (the title comes from her middle name) sounds, in moments, like Spalding is discovering where her creative impulse can take her in real time […]

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