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Best Jazz of 2023

This was an extraordinary year for women musicians and my top 25 albums reflect that. My list also includes a separate category of Historical albums, limited to five. As promised to Terri Lyne Carrington in my final episode of 2023 in the podcast Strictly Jazz Sounds, I intend to advance the names of women in jazz. Not because they are women but because they are outstanding artists who are women. Most notably, Lakecia Benjamin. 2023 was the year of Lakecia Benjamin in jazz. Photo of Lakecia Benjamin complements of her website. Best Historical: To discover that there is another recording,

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