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A jazz bassist lands coveted nomination

In a Grammy world in which jazz is normally ignored in the best new artist category, the arrival of rising bassist-vocalist Esperanza Spalding on a list that includes less-shocking nominees Justin Bieber, Drake, Florence + the Machine and Mumford & Sons is notable. The nomination is a victory for jazz bassists everywhere.
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