Sometimes it is said that the human voice is the most beautiful musical instrument, a statement that I can adhere to, although often not in a jazz context, especially not the male voice, but that's a question of subjective appreciation. In avant-garde jazz, vocal acrobatics tend to be way "out there", bordering on the ridiculous or the silly, interesting endeavors to use the voice differently, but often not going beyond some stylistic exercises, as one might get as a classroom task, rather than using the voice as the instrument to share heart-felt emotions.
That being said, if new vocal albums are released, I still want to share this information with you, who may be interested. Leo Records has in any case made it one of its key focuses lately. So here are the most worthwhile to look out for.
Veronique Dubois / François Carrier - Being With (Leo Records, 2010)
Triangulation - Whirligigs (Leo Records, 2010)
Sainkho Namchylak / Nick Sudnick - Not Quite Songs (Leo Records, 2010)
Kihnoua - Unauthorized Caprices (NotTwo Records, 2010)
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