Esperanza invites pop to her realm with new record

Esperanza Spalding, right, accepts the award for best new artist at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles. Looking on, from left, are presenters Jewel and John Legend. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

March 22, 2012 7:21:42 AM PDT
If you didn't know much about Esperanza Spalding - and many people didn't before her surprise Grammy win last year - you might be inclined to think that her latest album, "Radio Music Society," is the jazz artist's attempt to crossover into the mainstream music world.