[JPL] Re: Grammy Awards

onthebeach at aol.com onthebeach at aol.com
Mon Feb 14 02:25:07 EST 2011

nice to see that Jazz got some airtime...on the Big (primetime) show.  
congratulations to Bruce Lundvall, James Moody (RIP) and Esperanza Spalding.

congrats also to all the other jazz winners (unfortunately not recognized on the Big show).

oh yeah, more Grammy glitches!  Esperanza becomes Shelby Lynne redux. 
used to be the Best New Artist Award was reserved for NEW artists (ie those whose debut recording
came out in the eligibility period preceding the awards).  well its some progress, Shelby won 
Best "New" Artist for her 4th cd.  

Esperanza's released 3, including two CDs BEFORE the eligibility period for this year's Grammy's. 
Her breakthrough CD was generating major press in 2008. 

(Spalding has recorded three albums Junjo (2006), Esperanza (2008) and Chamber Music Society (2010) )

Glitch though it may be, it is nice to see one of Jazz's young bright lights receive national recognition.  Congrats to Esperanza,
Dave Love for signing her, DL Media  and Concord Music Group.

ricky schultz



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