Because It's Never Too Soon To Survey The Year In Jazz, 5 Songs For 2014

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James Brandon Lewis' second album, <em>Divine Travels</em>, came out in early February.

From the outside looking in, it may seem as if jazz recordings have slowed to a flurry. But it's really more like a blizzard, with dozens already coming down in the new year — including new efforts from big names like Pat Metheny, Danilo Pérez and Brad Mehldau. Before we're snowed under, here are a few others worth hearing.

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