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Best of 2017 | Jazz: Vijay Iyer, Ron Miles and Nicole Mitchell look ahead

In a year when disaster seemed only a tweet away, music seemed more precious than ever.

Capable of both providing shelter and uniting us, the sounds on these albums amplify voices - some new, some familiar - that demanded to be heard, whether in the pointed interstellar imaginings of Nicole Mitchell, the maximalist virtuosity of L.A.'s Cameron Graves or the dignified cornet of

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