October 19, 2011 11:00 PM

Jazz Town | With Esperanza Spalding, it’s a different Us Five this time

Don’t be perplexed that tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano’s Us Five group is coming back to Kansas City on Friday, mere months after the group’s April appearance at another local venue. It’s a different ballgame this time now that bassist Esperanza Spalding — the woman who got the Grammy for Best New Artist this year — is part of the band.

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