Esperanza Spalding’s new project Emily’s D+Evolution, set for release March 4 on Concord Records, is a fresh artistic vision for the 4-time GRAMMY winner, a daring tapestry of music, vibrant imagery, performance art and stage design. Co-produced by Esperanza and Tony Visconti (David Bowie), the album is an electrifying take on the power trio adorned with backing singers and touches of synthesizer, “as if to fly the pirate flag of the Black Rock Coalition” according to The New York Times.

Esperanza assembled a new band for Emily’s D+Evolution including guitarist Matthew Stevens (Christian Scott) and drummer Karriem Riggins (Madlib, Erykah Badu). She recorded some of the album’s eleven tracks in front of a small audience in a Los Angeles studio.  The Album opener “Good Lava” is not only her first release, but she premiered the video via NPR Music has the video along with giving us the full details about the album. So Check it out here.

Esperanza Spalding will began touring extensively in support of Emily’s D+Evolution and is headlining in her old stomping grounds at the Apollo Theater April 14 in NYC.   If you are a big fan of this talented beauty check out her tour dates below along with her social media links.


  1. Good Lava
  2. Unconditional Love
  3. Judas
  4. Earth To Heaven
  5. One
  6. Rest In Pleasure
  7. Ebony and Ivy
  8. Noble Nobles
  9. Farewell Dolly
  10. Elevate or Operate
  11. Funk The Fear
  12. I Want It Now



4/9 – Northampton, MA – Calvin Theatre

4/10 – Greenvale, NY – Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

4/12 – Boston, MA – Shubert Theater

4/14 – New York, NY – Apollo Theater

4/16 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre

4/17 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall

4/19 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

4/20 – Durham, NC – Carolina Theatre

4/22 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage

4/23 – Clearwater, FL – Capitol Theatre

4/24 – Miami, FL – Knight Center





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