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The Best Recordings Of 2009

Our annual, highly-subjective survey of the past year's CDs.

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This week it’s our annual, highly-subjective survey of the past year’s CDs, featuring selections from Madeleine Peyroux, Kurt Elling, Melody Gardot, Jackie Ryan, and more, including Frank Sinatra’s knockout 1986 concert performance of the Harold Arlen-Johnny Mercer classic “One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)”.

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