For best new artist at this year's Grammy Awards, the academy was widely expected to leave it to Bieber. But confounding widespread cynicism and the group's clueless reputation, the award—shockingly but deservedly—went to jazz bassist, singer, and composer Esperanza Spalding. With three albums, sessions with the likes of Joe Lovano and McCoy Tyner, and even a White House performance in 2009, she's not exactly a new artist. But why quibble? With her now considerably higher profile, including a recent fashion spread in the New York Times, Spalding is playing the larger O'Shaughnessy for this last... More >>>