In her lifelong jazz journey as a luscious vocalist and appealing pianist, Carol Welsman simply sums it all up by saying, “I’m a firm believer that you have to send your message through the lyrics.” And with the release of her superb new Justin Time album, 14, she does just that. She dives deep into that spirit that longs for the grace of music. “It’s essential to help soothe the myriad of emotions we feel every day,” she has said—especially during the past few years of topsy-turvy pandemic angst.