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Laila Biali - Out Of Dust makes the JAZZ.FM91: Year in review

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JAZZ.FM91 writes.....The jazz clubs all closed, and so did everything else. But thankfully, the music never stopped. This was a challenging year for most people. Yet jazz artists from around the world went on to release an impressive amount of great music - for some, the best of their careers. That music brought us a sense of excitement and hope at a time when we needed it most.

One day, these musicians will be seeing us in the audience once again, finally able to soak in the sounds of live music. Until then, we have these standout records (along with so many others) to bring the joys of life to our best and worst days.

Among the 25 JAZZ.FM91 - Toronto favourite albums from 2020 is Laila Biali - Out Of Dust.

Once again, Laila Biali proves she might very well be the queen of jazz-pop compositions and fresh, innovative arrangements. She follows up her Juno-winning recording with a project that has her delving even further into the signature sound that has seen her success expand well beyond Canadian borders, helping her on her way to becoming a household name. Here, Biali invites listeners into a more personal side of her musical world, with compositions that were inspired by love, loss, struggle, emancipation, celebration and more. Heather Bambrick