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Joyce DiDonato - Songplay makes Treble '10 Best Jazz Albums of 2019'

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We've cycled through a lot of of our favorite music of the year: Our Top 50 Albums of 2019 and our Top 100 Songs of 2019. And beyond that, our favorite metal, hip-hop, electronic, jazz and missed albums of the year. And now we're sharing our individual top 10 lists of the year to close it out. Here's what we, individually, liked a lot this year.

Konstantin Rega selected 'Joyce DiDonato – Songplay'

With her album Songplay, Joyce DiDonato takes a new and creative angle on vocal music from the Baroque and Classical periods, as well as from the 20th century. The 14 tracks on Songplay succeed in being simultaneously familiar and unexpected. The album serves up music by Vivaldi in both its customary Baroque purity and swinging to the heady rhythm of a samba. It brings a tango sizzle to an aria by Vivaldi's contemporary Marcello, and it plays with the voice of Bach in George Shearing's ‘Lullaby of Birdland'.   

Joyce DiDonato is joined by Craig Terry, Charlie Porter, Chuck Israels, Jimmy Madison & Lautaro Greco

SEE ALL THE Treble: Best Albums of 2019