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SONGWRIGHTS APOTHECARY LAB
Release date: 9.24.21
Label: Concord Recordings
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esperanza spalding (also known as irma nejando, or, i.e.) is a being who has grown to recog- nize love in the abstract and aspirational, and is now fully dedicated to learning how she can serve and embody actualized love through honor for and receptivity to, fellow humans, teach- ers, and practitioners of various regenerative arts.
bass, piano, composition, performance, voice and lyrics are tools and disciplines she is en- gaged in deeply to cultivate her own channel for transmitting care and beauty through vibration/ sound/presence.
she has written an Opera with Wayne Shorter // she is currently developing a mockumentary in collaboration with brontë velez and San Francisco Symphony // researching and developing lib- eration rituals in jazz and black dance // and continuing a lifelong collaboration with practitioners in various fields relating to music, healing and cognition to develop music with enhanced thera- peutic potential.
she is presently paid by Harvard University to co-create and learn with students enrolled here, working on developing creative practices that serve the restoration of people and land.
- NPR Tiny Desk
- New York Times - Feature Story
- New York Times - Best of 2021 (Jon Pareles)
- New York Times - Best Jazz Albums of 2021
- New York Times - Playlist
- Vogue - Feature
- Vulture - Best of 2021
- Switched On Pop - Interview
- NPR All Things Considered - Interview
- NPR Music - NowPlaying
- New Yorker - Listening Booth Feature
- Time 100 Talks Performance
- Pitchfork - Track Review
- Pitchfork - Album Review
- Pitchfork - Over/Under
- Grammy.com - Feature
- No Depression - Feature
- Tidal - Feature