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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.

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Jane Ira Bloom: Sixteen Sunsets

Read "Sixteen Sunsets" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Soprano saxophone virtuoso Jane Ira Bloom's intensely intimate and simultaneously cinematic Sixteen Sunsets is quite different from her preceding albums, Like Silver, Like Song (Artistshare, 2005), Mental Weather (Outline, 2008) and Wingwalker (Outline, 2010). Gone are the edgy flirtations with freer styles as well as the provocative, electrifying compositions. Instead the material is mostly standards and ...

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Jane Ira Bloom: Sixteen Sunsets

Read "Sixteen Sunsets" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Sidney Bechet pioneered the use of the soprano saxophone in jazz in the early 20s. John Coltrane brought that “straight horn" out of a relative dormancy of use in 1959 with his anthem-like take on Rodgers and Hammerstein's “My Favorite Things" on his Atlantic Records album of the same name. Steve Lacy took the soprano “out ...