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Esperanza Spalding

Lil Baby performs during a Juneteenth voter registration rally on June 19, 2020 at Murphy Park Fairgrounds in Atlanta, Ga. One week earlier, he released "The Bigger Picture," a song protesting police brutality. Paras Griffin/Getty Images hide caption

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Elle King's sophomore full-length Shake the Spirit is on our short list for the best albums out on Oct. 19. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday For Oct. 19: 8 Albums You Should Hear Now

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Esperanza Spalding performs at the 2011 Montreux Jazz festival in Switzerland. Photo Illustration: A163/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images and Angela Hsieh/NPR hide caption

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Clockwise from left: Corey King, Esperanza Spalding, Laura Mvula, Michaela Anne. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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For Thanksgiving, A Chain Of Musical Gratitude

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Clockwise from upper left: Esperanza Spalding, Vijay Iyer, The No BS Brass Band, Robert Glasper NPR hide caption

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All Songs +1: Our Most Memorable Tiny Desk Jazz Sets

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Esperanza Spalding On Piano Jazz

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Esperanza Spalding's genre-bending new album, Emily's D+Evolution, is out now. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Esperanza Spalding Brings A Real Inner Child Into The Studio

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Esperanza Spalding's new album Emily's D+Evolution will be released March 4. Holly Andres/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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01Good Lava

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Bowie And Beyond: Looking Ahead To The Music Of 2016

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