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The Observer has released it's mid-year Top 10 list of best jazz albums out this year, and one of those showcased is from a professor at Western Connecticut State University.  Jimmy Greene's album Flowers: Beautiful Life, Volume 2 made the list. 

 

Observer said Greene continues to be a beacon of strength as he channels his grief of losing a child to gun violence into some of the most vibrant, lyrical jazz coming out of America today.  The album is a tribute to 6-year-old Ana Marquez-Greene, who was killed on 12-14. 

 

Greene's quartet and his Love In Action provide the music that he says inspired his daughter to dance.  Greene previously said of his first album tribute to Ana that it helps to keep the vibrancy of her beautiful, young spirit alive.

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