Esperanza Spalding At Crystal Ballroom

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GRAMMY® award-winning singer-composer-bassist Esperanza (Emily) Spalding has announced her newest project, Emily's D +Evolution. Rekindling her childhood interest in theater, poetry and movement, this new project delves into a broader concept of performance.

Originally conceived the day before her birthday, during a "sleepless night of full moon inspiration", Emily's D+Evolution will be performing all new material that Esperanza says "unfolds as live musical vignettes.”

from Jazzwize:

"The follow up to her Chamber Music and Radio Music projects – and her touring jazz trio with drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and pianist Geri Allen – Emily’s D+Evolution finds Spalding creating an alter-ego, Emily (her middle name), through which she explores a vibrant mix of funk, soul and alt.rock flavoured songs, in part inspired by seeing footage of iconic jazz-rock band Cream performing on the documentary Beware of Mr Baker.

Spalding describes finding the wildly imaginative concepts behind the project during a “sleepless night of full moon inspiration. Emily is my middle name, and 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 to create a world around each song; there are a lot of juicy themes and stories in the music. We will be staging the songs as much as we play them, using characters, video, and the movement of our bodies.” Following the project’s positive reception in the US, this will be the first chance for the bassist’s UK fans to hear the music, which is yet to be recorded. "
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