Blumenfeld, Larry
July 2008
Billboard;7/5/2008, Vol. 120 Issue 27, p52
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the career of female singer and bassist Esperanza Spalding. Her debut album titled "Esperanza" is described as a blend of jazz harmonies with a boss nova and rhythm and blues backbeat. The album entered "Billboard's" Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart at number 3. Spalding trained at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts where she became a member of the faculty by the age of 20.


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