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James Brandon Lewis, Cecile McLorin Salvant make The New York Times 'Best Jazz of 2018'

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Some of the most trusted names in jazz and a host of innovative young disrupters brought cross-media collaborations and fresh approaches to the genre. The New York Times 'Best Jazz of 2018 includes;

8. James Brandon Lewis/Chad Taylor, ‘Radiant Imprints'

On this duo album, James Brandon Lewis honors John Coltrane by isolating parts of his compositions, diving into the source material with strident, ennobled conviction. Whether charging on the drum set or playing the hypnotic mbira, Chad Taylor knows where to find Mr. Lewis at his best.     GETTY IMAGES

20. Cécile McLorin Salvant, ‘The Window'

The reigning jazz vocalist of her generation is an intellectual virtuoso, an examiner of songs rather than simply an inhabitant of them. Accompanied by the pianist Sullivan Fortner, Cecile McLorin Salvant trains her magnifying glass on a range of tunes here: midcentury jazz, chanson, Aretha Franklin.