60 Jazz Tracks, Albums, and More to Check Out on Amazon Prime Day

The online retailer's massive summer sale starts July 15—here are some of our favorite picks, curated from previous JazzTimes 10s

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23. Cassandra Wilson: Belly of the Sun (Blue Note, 2002)

The smoky-voiced singer Cassandra Wilson, who came up in the Brooklyn-based M-BASE movement of the 1980s, has an affinity for folk- and country-inflected rock—and there’s something about her mellow, narcotized articulation that makes the connection particularly potent. On her excellent album Belly of the Sun, she takes on such tunes as Robbie Robertson’s “The Weight,” James Taylor’s “Only a Dream in Rio,” Jimmy Webb’s “Wichita Lineman,” and Bob Dylan’s “Shelter from the Storm.” The instrumentation features light but driving percussion reminiscent of Joni Mitchell, a singer to whom Wilson owes as much debt as Abbey Lincoln.

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