On September 24, 2021.

On September 24, 2021, “Concord” label released “Songwrights Apothecary Lab”, is the eighth Esperanza Spalding studio album. It was recorded in 2021, and was produced by Esperanza Spalding, Phoelix, Corey King and Raphael Saading. At the 64th “Annual Grammy Awards”, the album won “Best Jazz Vocal Album”.

Personnel:

  • Esperanza Spalding – vocals, bass, piano
  • Chris Sholar – guitar
  • Matthew Stevens – guitar
  • Leo Genovese – piano
  • Phoelix – vocals, piano, synthesizer, xylophone
  • Justin Tyson – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Francisco Mela – drums
  • Aaron Burnett – saxophone
  • Wayne Shorter – saxophone
  • James Greeley – eagle-bone whistle
  • Lamont Hamilton – bell
  • Steve Turre – conch shell
  • Ganavya Doraiswamy – vocals
  • Corey King – vocals
  • Thrive Choir – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Esperanza Spalding, except here where noted.

  1. Formwela 1
  2. Formwela 2
  3. Formwela 3
  4. Formwela 4 – Corey King, Esperanza Spalding
  5. Formwela 5 – Corey King, Esperanza Spalding
  6. Formwela 6 – Corey King, Esperanza Spalding
  7. Formwela 7
  8. Formwela 8 – Leo Genovese, Esperanza Spalding
  9. Formwela 9 – Leo Genovese, Esperanza Spalding
  10. Formwela 10 –
  11. Formwela 11 – Leo Genovese, Matthew Stevens
  12. Formwela 13

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