Lizz Wright's latest album is called Freedom & Surrender. Jesse Kitt/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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L-R: Lizz Wright, Angelique Kidjo and Dianne Reeves perform at the 2011 Detroit Jazz Festival. Jeff Forman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lizz Wright invigorates "God Specializes" with timeless fervor by channeling her pedigree in Hahira, Ga. Vincent Soyez hide caption

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