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Laila Biali - Out Of Dust makes 'Ottawa Citizen' Best Canadian Jazz of 2020

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While many jazz lovers will think poorly of 2020 because the global pandemic killed festivals, tours and gigs, the year also nonetheless saw the release of some exceptional music, and from Canada, no less.From lyrical trio gatherings to hard-swinging but thoroughly modern big band escapades, here are the best Canadian jazz albums of the year. Among our top picks is Laila Biali - Out of Dust on Chronograph Records.

Singer-songwriter, pianist and radio host Laila Biali makes pop-tinged jazz (or jazz-tinged pop?) of the highest order, at times reminiscent of music by her former employer, Sting. Call it what you will, Out of Dust is stirring, upbeat and even compassionate.

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