Esperanza SpaldingGrammy winner Esperanza Spalding is at work on the follow-up to her 2010 album, Chamber Music Society, with none other than A Tribe Called Quest‘s Q-Tip in the producer’s chair. Q-Tip confirmed his involvement with Spalding’s project in December 2010 via Twitter.

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Q-Tip, whose work has always carried a strong jazz influence, is no stranger to working with jazz musicians.  Jazz bassist Ron Carter appeared on A Tribe Called Quest’s “Verses From The Abstract.”  Q-Tip has also recorded with jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove.  In 2003, Q-Tip co-produced jazz guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel’s Heartcore album.

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