USA: Esperanza Spalding - Emily's D+Evolution (Concord Records 2016)
Esperanza Spalding presents her latest project Emily's D+Evolution a
rekindling of her childhood interest in theater, poetry and movement,
which delves into a broader concept of performance. Taking a new
approach to her on-stage persona, the remarkable Spalding taps into new
creative energy, delivering musical vignettes inspired during a
"sleepless night of full moon inspiration." As she puts it, "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."