I Know You Know:
Esperanza Spalding's Hybrid, Intertextual, Multilingual, Relevant Jazz Aesthetic
For all of you who supported blog on Esperanza Spalding, I promised to let you know when the academic version of the piece got published. It is currently available at the below link on Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture (1900-Present). The article is a far more thorough examination of the so-called "death" of jazz and Spalding's positive influence on the genre. More detail, more theory, more analysis of her music. Enjoy! And thanks to all of you for your continued support!