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The best jazz recordings of 2020 to date: From Wynton Marsalis to Adam Palma

With live musical performances still in extremely short supply, recordings help us make it through the night.

Following are some of the best jazz releases of the year so far:

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: "The Music of Wayne Shorter" (Blue Engine Records). In one of the most compelling recordings yet from JALC's Blue Engine Records label, the orchestra pays homage to Wayne Shorter - with the revered composer-saxophonist as soloist in his compositions. Recorded in concert in May 2015 at JALC's Rose Hall, the two-CD set somehow combines something close to the sumptuousness of a studio recording with the spontaneity (and enthusiastic audience response) of a live recording. There's so much to

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