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Jane Ira Bloom: Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson

Read "Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

La sopranista Jane Ira Bloom, da sempre autrice di una musica sofisticata e in ideale dialogo con altre arti, duetta qui con l'universo poetico di Emily Dickinson in due CD con un analogo programma di brani (sebbene eseguiti in ordine diverso tra loro), il primo solo strumentale, il secondo con la presenza della voce recitante di ...

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Jane Ira Bloom: Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson

Read "Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Soprano saxophonist/composer Jane Ira Bloom follows up her trio album Early Americans (Outline Records, 2016) with a concept album for quartet. In fact several of these tunes appeared in more open trio versions on the earlier album: “Dangerous Times," “Singing The Triangle," “Other Eyes," “Mind Gray River," “Cornets Of Paradise," and “Big Bill"--so she has evidently ...

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Jane Ira Bloom: Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson

Read "Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson" reviewed by Troy Dostert

When you think about it, it's not that hard to see the affinity between soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom and Emily Dickinson. Despite their fame coming from two different artistic worlds (although not completely different, as it turns out, as Dickinson was apparently a talented pianist), they do have a good deal in common. Bloom is ...

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Jane Ira Bloom: Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson

Read "Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Jane Ira Bloom, winner of the 65th Annual Downbeat Critics Poll Winners (2017) award in the soprano saxophone category, took as her inspiration for this recording, the writings of nineteenth century America poet Emily Dickinson. Such was her admiration for the poet that she composed the music for this double CD as a lyrical paean, made ...

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Jane Ira Bloom: Early Americans

Read "Early Americans" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Three years on from the ballad standards of Sixteen Sunsets (Outline, 2013), Jane Ira Bloom--one of the few specialist soprano saxophonists--returns with a lustrous collection of originals. At one extreme, the trio of Bloom, Mark Helias and Bobby Previte fairly bristles with collective energy; at the other, it seduces with caressing, impressionistic lyricism. At whatever tempi, ...

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Jane Ira Bloom: Early Americans

Read "Early Americans" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Inciso a metà luglio del 2015, questo è con tutta probabilità il miglior album di Jane Ira Bloom che ci sia passato per le mani. Le grandi curiosità iniziali, attorno a questa esile donna che oltre trent'anni fa faceva parlare di sé accanto ai maestri dello strumento che si stava imponendo come una sorta di cornucopia ...

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Jane Ira Bloom: Early Americans

Read "Early Americans" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

One jazz music's premier soprano saxophonists, Jane Ira Bloom, crafted a career-defining recording with Sixteen Sunsets (Outline Records, 2013). So how does she follow that up? With an alteration of her quartet trajectory. Bloom's recorded output has consisted, over a career that began in the late 90s, of a series of mostly quartet sets, featuring terrific ...

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Jane Ira Bloom: Early Americans

Read "Early Americans" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Over a fruitful career versatile soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom has demonstrated a singular artistic voice and a restlessly explorative spirit. Since 2010 she has gone from the free flowing, edgy and electrifying Wingwalker (Outline 2010) to the serene and ethereal Sixteen Sunsets (Outline 2013) and now she presents the earthy and exuberant Early Americans. Her ...

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Jane Ira Bloom: Early Americans

Read "Early Americans" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Saxophonist/composer Jane Ira Bloom is one of the few jazz players to concentrate solely on the soprano saxophone. In 35 years she has recorded sixteen albums as a leader, most often in a quartet with piano. This is her first trio album, in the company of longtime playing partners bassist Mark Helias and drummer Bobby Previte. ...

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Jane Ira Bloom: Sixteen Sunsets

Read "Sixteen Sunsets" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Di Jane Ira Bloom ricordiamo le immagini giovanili, quando, negli anni Ottanta, offriva il proprio contributo all'epifania del sax soprano, destando non poca curiosità, anche per il fatto di essere donna, quando ancora cantanti e pianiste godevano di un monopolio pressoché esclusivo sul plotoncino delle jazz women.

La ritroviamo oggi (non senza averne ...