Esperanza Spalding

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An acclaimed, Grammy-winning jazz bassist and vocalist with an ambitiously cross-pollinated sound.
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Credits

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Year Album Artist
2019 Intellexual Intellexual Composer
2018 A Legendary Christmas John Legend Featured Artist
2018 Twelve Little Spells Esperanza Spalding Primary Artist, Producer, Vocals, Piano, Organ, Bass (Electric), Drums (Bass), Composer, Lyricist
2017 Preverbal Matthew Stevens Composer, Featured Artist
2016 Black America Again Common Bass
2016 Emily's D+Evolution Esperanza Spalding Primary Artist, Bass, Composer, Piano, Producer, Synthesizer Bass, Vocals
2016 Miles Ahead [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Miles Davis Bass
2016 Spotify Singles Esperanza Spalding Primary Artist, Composer
2016 The Heart Speaks in Whispers Corinne Bailey Rae Vocals (Background)
2014 Beautiful Life Dianne Reeves Bass, Composer, Featured Artist, Vocals (Background)
2014 Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro Billy Childs Featured Artist, Vocals
2013 'Round Midnight: Legendary Late Night Music Primary Artist
2013 Colors of a Dream Tom Harrell Bass, Primary Artist, Vocals
2013 Cross Culture Joe Lovano / Joe Lovano Us Five Bass
2013 Love Has Come for You Edie Brickell / Steve Martin Bass, Double Bass
2013 Seeds Leo Genovese Composer, Lyricist, Vocals
2013 Spirityouall Bobby McFerrin Featured Artist, Bass, Vocals, Vocals (Background)
2013 The Electric Lady Janelle Monáe Featured Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals, Vocals (Background)
2012 All Over the Place Mike Stern Bass (Acoustic), Vocals
2012 Radio Music Society Esperanza Spalding Primary Artist, Producer, Writer, Arranger, Bass (Acoustic), Bass (Electric), Composer, Lyricist, Vocals
2012 Smoke, No Fire Leni Stern Bass
2012 Sound Travels Jack DeJohnette Bass (Acoustic), Bass (Electric), Vocals
2012 Unorthodox Jukebox Bruno Mars Featured Artist
2011 Bird Songs Joe Lovano / Joe Lovano Us Five Bass
2011 Bitches Nicholas Payton Guest Artist, Vocals, Featured Artist
2011 Disney Jazz, Vol. 1: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat Arranger, Bass (Acoustic), Primary Artist, Vocals
2011 The Dawn Of Light Tineke Postma Vocals
2011 The Mosaic Project Terri Lyne Carrington Bass, Composer, Vocals
2011 Tree of Life Francisco Mela & Cuban Safari / Francisco Mela Vocals, Guest Artist
2010 Chamber Music Society Esperanza Spalding Primary Artist, Producer, Vocals, Bass (Acoustic), Arranger, Composer, String Arrangements, Vocal Arrangement
2010 Mwaliko Lionel Loueke Bass, Vocals
2009 7 Lives Mauricio Zottarelli Bass (Acoustic)
2009 Big Neighborhood Mike Stern Guest Artist, Main Personnel, Vocals, Guitar (Bass), Bass
2009 Folk Art Joe Lovano / Joe Lovano Us Five Bass
2009 Jazz and World Music Sampler Vocals, Primary Artist
2008 Energy Fourplay Primary Artist
2008 Esperanza Esperanza Spalding Primary Artist, Bass (Acoustic), Composer, Guitar (Bass), Vocals
2008 Paste Magazine New Music Sampler, Vol. 46 Primary Artist
2007 Anthem Christian Scott Bass
2007 Culmination Lucas Madrazo Vocals (Background), Bass
2007 One Summer in Winters Jeff Alkire Bass (Acoustic)
2007 The Toys of Men Stanley Clarke Vocals, Composer, Primary Artist
2006 A New Leaf Ramona Borthwick Main Personnel, Vocals
2006 Junjo Esperanza Spalding Primary Artist, Producer, Vocals, Bass (Acoustic), Composer
2005 Dorm Sessions, Vol. 3 Bass
2005 Mile: A Hush Compilation Vocals, Bass, Primary Artist
2004 Theresa Perez Theresa Perez Bass (Acoustic), Voices, Beatbox
2003 Transfiguration of Vincent M. Ward Main Personnel, Bass Instrument, Bass
2002 Happy You Near Noise for Pretend Vocals, Wurlitzer, Double Bass
2002 Move Blanket Music Vocals
2001 Blanket Music/Noise for Pretend [Split EP] Blanket Music / Noise for Pretend Vocals, Vocals (Background), Bass
1998 Money, Power & Respect The LOX Composer
A Tribute to Billie Holiday [Stormvox] Primary Artist
Being in Love Amikaeyla Bass, Featured Artist
Black Gold Esperanza Spalding Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Composer
Black Gold Off the Record Composer
Earth to Heaven Esperanza Spalding Primary Artist, Composer
Good Lava Esperanza Spalding Primary Artist, Composer
How To (Hair) Esperanza Spalding Primary Artist, Composer
Lest We Forget (Blood) Esperanza Spalding Primary Artist, Composer
May 2012 Urban Hits Instrumentals Off the Record Composer
May 2012 Urban Hits Karaoke Off the Record Composer
May 2012 Urban Smash Hits Off the Record Composer
One Esperanza Spalding Primary Artist, Composer
Soul Sisters: A Black History Month Celebration Composer, Primary Artist
The In-Akustik Soundcheck Primary Artist
The New Jazz Divas [Shout! Factory] Composer, Primary Artist
The Very Best of Jazz Divas Primary Artist