[JPL] NY TIMES: Esperanza Spalding CD Review

Eric Jackson eric-jackson at comcast.net
Tue Jul 11 16:58:27 EDT 2006

On Monday 10 July 2006 18:29, Steve Schwartz wrote:

> Read Esperanza Spaulding's CD review from this past week's New York Times.
> To hear what all the fuss is about tune in/log on to WGBH Tuesday night,
> July 11th at 9pm for a Live Performance from our FM Studio One on Jazz with
> Eric in the Evening. I'll be Producing the show. Eric Jackson hosts.

Actually, I'll be producing my show as usual. Steve will produce the live 
performance, as usual.

> Esperanza is bringing Christian Scott, trumpet, Aaron Henry, saxophone, Leo
> Blanco, piano, Anthony Steele, drums.
> They will play from 9p-10p, LIVE!!!

Is she playing with Leo Genovese or Leo Blanco? I thought she told me she was 
playing with Leo Genovese. He has played on my show before. A very nice young 
pianist! In fact, for he curious readers, go to leoblanco.com and 
esperanzaspalding.com to learn about these young performers. Do a google 
search to learn more about Leo Genovese.

> Log on to:
> www.wgbh.org/jazz

Eric Jackson
8 pm - mid Mon - Thurs
WGBH Boston
89.7 FM

> Link to NYTimes review:
> http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/09/arts/music/09play.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
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