28 Aug 2016

Esperanza as Emily

From New Horizons, 5:00 pm on 28 August 2016

For her new album, the extraordinary bass-player/singer/songwriter Esperanza Spalding takes on an alter ego - William calls it a "snappy persona"; she calls it a "spirit space". Emily's D+Evolution tells stories from the heart and as William puts it, "the essentially funky core blooms in all directions."

By way of introduction, he starts with - who else? - Dick Van Dyke.

Playlist

'Song title' (Composer) – Performers
Album title
(Label)

'Chim Chim Cher-ee' (Sherman/Sherman) – Dick van Dyke
Mary Poppins Soundtrack
(Disney)

'Chim Chim Cher-ee' (Sherman/Sherman) – Esperanza Spalding
Disney Jazz Vol 1: Everybody Wants to be a Cat
(Disney)

'Mompouana' (Ortiz) – Esperanza Spalding
Junjo
(Ayva)

'Little Fly' (Spalding) – Esperanza Spalding
Chamber Music Society
(Heads Up)

'Radio Song' (Spalding) – Esperanza Spalding
Radio Music Society
(Heads Up)

'Land of the Free' (Spalding) – Esperanza Spalding
Radio Music Society
(Heads Up)

'Upstairs by a Chinese Lamp' (Nyro) – Esperanza Spalding, Wayne Shorter
Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro
(Masterworks)

'Good Lava' (Spalding) – Esperanza Spalding
Emily's D+Evolution
(Concord)

'Unconditional Love' (Spalding) – Esperanza Spalding
Emily's D+Evolution
(Concord)

'Judas' (Spalding) – Esperanza Spalding
Emily's D+Evolution
(Concord)

'I Want It Now' (Newley/Bricusse) – Esperanza Spalding
Emily's D+Evolution
(Concord)