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Film, Video Esperanza Spalding

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  • Esperanza Spalding


  • A luminous artist with a magnetic stage presence and brilliant chops as an improviser, composer, bassist and vocalist, Esperanza Spalding is grounded in jazz traditions but never bound by them. Her visionary, "funky yet cerebral" (Downbeat) musical voyages and performances with partners from Herbie Hancock to Prince have won her four Grammy awards and a worldwide fan base. This exhilarating evening features Spalding's new violin and piano commission from the Library. She is joined by Olivia De Prato, violin; Leo Genovese, piano; and Francisco Mela, drums. Program: Esperanza Spalding: "Accompania me me me ment" (McKim Commission) [1:37]; "Blessed Be the Bark (for Cassandra Wilson)" [15:02]; "Friend Request (inspired by Sandrine Lee)" [18:59]. Leo Genovese: "Chacarera Liliana" [21:54]. Esperanza Spalding: "Winter Sun" [31:56]; "Tangerine" [41:59]; "Work of Art" [46:48]; "I Adore You" [52:10]; "I Do" [1:05:13]; "Pyramid" [1:08:13].

Event Date

  • May 04, 2018

Running Time

  • 1 hours 13 minutes 39 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image

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