Esperanza Spalding Debuts “Black Gold” Featuring Alegebra

Upright bass player Esperanza Spalding debuted “Black Gold,” the first single from her Radio Music Society, album today. You can listen to the song at Soundcloud and purchase it at iTunes. Radio Music Society will come out on March 20th and until that time the fans can see the video for “Black Gold” on BET. Radio Music Society has an impressive range of collaborators. In addition to longtime partners Joe Lovano, keyboard player Leo Genovese and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, the ranks contain jazz legends Jack DeJohnette and Billy Hart; guitar heroes Jef Lee Johnson and Lionel Loueke; an array of master vocalists including Algebra Blessett, Lalah Hathaway, Gretchen Parlato, Leni Stern and Becca Stevens; hip-hop giant Q-Tip (who performs on and co-produced two tracks); and two Portland-based musicians, Janice Scroggins and Dr. Thara Memory, who provided essential mentorship in Spalding’s youth. Spalding will support the album with a tour that starts on the East Coast in April.

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Tour Dates:
April 18 – Buffalo, NY – Center For The Arts
April 19 – Cleveland, OH – Metro Campus Auditorium
April 21 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
April 22 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
April 24 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
April 25 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
April 27 – Hollywood, CA – The Music Box
April 28 – Phoenix, AZ – JW Desert Ridge Jazz Festival
May 1 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
May 2 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues
May 3 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival
May 5 – Austin, TX – Paramount Theatre
May 23 – Paris, France – La Cigale
May 28 – London, UK – KoKo
June 27 – Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Jazz Festival
June 29 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis Theatre
June 30 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center