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We Sick, Soojung Lee, Jane Ira Bloom & Novembre

Read "We Sick, Soojung Lee, Jane Ira Bloom & Novembre" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

The release of We Sick is not until the end of April, but definitely watch for this fiery work of improvisation and passion. Not long after George Floyd's murder, pianist deVon Russell Gray, saxophonist Nathan Hanson & drummer Davu Seru recorded We Sick in an abandoned church across from the Minnesota state capitol which was surrounded by armed National Guard. This is a powerful statement about where we are today. South Korean saxophonist Soojung Lee injects plenty of fire into ...

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Jane Ira Bloom & Mark Helias

Read "Jane Ira Bloom & Mark Helias" reviewed by Lawrence Peryer

Today, the Spotlight shines On New York-based jazz innovators Jane Ira Bloom and Mark Helias, who join us to discuss their latest collaboration with drummer Bobby Previte, 2.3.23 (Radio Legs Music). The recordings on 2.3.23 completely challenge any preconceived notions the listener might have about any “right way" to collaborate or create improvisational music. To paraphrase Elvis Costello, talking about these recordings is like dancing about architecture, but we gave it a go and an enlightening and intriguing ...

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A Varied Selection Of New Releases

Read "A Varied Selection Of New Releases" reviewed by Bob Osborne

On this show a varied selection of new releases from Jane Ira Bloom Mark Helias & Bobby Previte, Phil Minton, Pat Thomas, Dave Tucker & Roger Turner--Scatter, Chembo Corniel, Roy McGrath, Fella Cederbaum, Greenhouse Ensemble, Nick Maclean Quartet, Michael Sarian & Matthew Putman, and, Ally Fiola & The Next Quest featuring Jeff Coffin.Playlist Show Intro 00:00 Jane Ira Bloom, Mark Helias, Bobby Previte “Ground and Distance" from 2.3.23 (Bandcamp) 00:54 Phil Minton, Pat Thomas, Dave Tucker, Roger Turner--Scatter ...

Album Review

Allison Miller; Jane Ira Bloom: Tues Days

Read "Tues Days" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Registrato a distanza, ciascuna nelle proprie case, in cinque martedì successivi tra il marzo e l'aprile scorsi, questo lavoro in duo della sassofonista soprano Jane Ira Bloom e della batterista Allison Miller non voleva essere un album, bensì solo una sperimentazione di improvvisazione, molto libera, della quale le due artiste sentivano la necessità e che affrontarono “per vedere cosa sarebbe successo." Nel corso del lavoro Miller e Bloom sviluppano un dialogo utilizzando molteplici stilemi espressivi e alcuni artifici ...

Album Review

Jane Ira Bloom / Allison Miller: Tues Days

Read "Tues Days" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

The story goes that, during spring 2021, on five consecutive Tuesdays in March and April, soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom and drummer Allison Miller recorded a handful of improvised sax and drum duets just to see what might happen and evolve. Well, a lot does because with Tues Days both Miller and Bloom cut their inner hippie loose to gambol out in the fields with flowers in their hair and their skirts all a-billow. It is not all ...

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Jane Ira Bloom, Art Hirahara & David Angel

Read "Jane Ira Bloom, Art Hirahara & David Angel" reviewed by Joe Dimino

The ceremonial 700th Episode of Neon Jazz features several news releases and it starts with David Angel and music off his latest project Out on the Coast. We also spotlight 94-year old New York saxophonist Vinnie Riccitelli. We'll examine the music and voices of Joe Lovano, Steve Slagle, Art Hirahara and Jane Ira Bloom. then wrap up the hour with drummer Artt Frank with good friend Chet Baker. Enjoy 700, my friends.Playlist David Angel Jazz Ensemble “L.A. Mysterioso" ...

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Women in Jazz: Woodwind Players

Read "Women in Jazz: Woodwind Players" reviewed by Russell Perry

Never have there been more prominent women clarinetists, saxophonists, and flutists in jazz than there are today and that trend has continued steadily for years. In the 25th annual Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards alto player Lakecia Benjamin was the Up and Coming Musician of the Year, Lauren Sevian was the Baritone Saxophonist of the Year, Jane Ira Bloom was the Soprano Saxophonist of the Year, Nicole Mitchell the Flutist of the Year, and Anat Cohen the Clarinetist of the ...


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