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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. ...