Emily’s D+Evolution

Esperanza Spalding has a rare blend of virtuosity and creative-songwriting.  In music it is tough to become a world-class instrumentalist while also maintaining some sense of general understanding of sound as a whole.  This is particularly evident in progressive-rock, a genre more interested in creating something hard to play than something digestible to the listener.  Through the use of her muse, Emily, Spalding has found a fantastic aesthetic that capitalizes on her extensive jazz vocabulary without become dissonant or obnoxious in soundscape.  A month into its release, I have grown found of certain songs over others, but I think the album is very good overall and it signifies an important step into unknown territories.

DB

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