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Best of 2018: In jazz, powerful voices demand being heard

Though often associated with being a form that emphasizes the instrumental, some of my favorite recordings in jazz this year also include the human voice, though maybe not in a way that's often associated with vocal jazz.

Maybe as a result of not wanting any mistakes made about musical intention at a time of upheaval, records such as "Origami Harvest," "Your Queen Is a Reptile" and "Heaven & Earth" made their messages explicit or expand the reach of, say, a trumpet with phrases that lingered

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