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Lena Bloch

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“In jazz”, muses Lena Bloch, “many things come together that are thought of as opposites: mind and feeling, responsibility and abandonment, looseness and precision, improvisation and composition. I just love that.”

Lena’s love for jazz has taken her on a challenging and circuitous voyage.

Born in Moscow, Russia, Lena Bloch immigrated to Israel and moved to Europe in 1990, where she became a part of the European jazz scene (Germany and Holland) for 12 years, finally came to the United States, earning Master’s Degree in Composition and moved to Brooklyn, NY in 2008, where she quickly became a contributor to one of the most fertile and interesting jazz scenes of recent memory.

As a long-time disciple of Lee Konitz, Lena is an improviser, dedicated to spontaneity and precision

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Rose Of Lifta

Label: Fresh Sound Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Promise Of Return; Mad Mirror; New Home; Climbing Rose Of Lifta; Old Home; Mahmoud Darwish; Wintry Mix.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Pedro Melo Alves, James Brandon Lewis Quartet & Ohad Talmor Trio

Read "Pedro Melo Alves, James Brandon Lewis Quartet & Ohad Talmor Trio" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Here's another of those almost-all-music editions of One Man's Jazz, with just an intro at the top of each hour. The music includes samplings from new releases by Portuguese drummer/percussionist Pedro Melo Alves & his Ominiae Large Ensemble, bassists Juan Bayon from Buenos Aires and Tomo Jacobson from Copenhagen, and several saxophonists: James Brandon Lewis Nick ...

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Promise of Return

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Label: Fresh Sound Records
Released: 2021
Duration: 10:24

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

A Posthumous Debut Plus New Releases by Miki Yamanaka, Lena Bloch & Feathery, Brasuka, Teri Roiger and More

Read "A Posthumous Debut Plus New Releases by Miki Yamanaka, Lena Bloch & Feathery, Brasuka, Teri Roiger and More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Miki Yamanaka, Teri Roiger, Lena Bloch & Feathery, new Texas group Brasuka and a posthumous debut recording of Canadian vocalist and educator Shannon Gunn produced by Renee Rosnes with birthday shoutouts to pianists Abelita Mateus, Hyuna Park, Emily Takahashi, trumpeter Pam Fleming, vocalists Melissa Stylianou, Amy Cervini, Lee Wiley, Tania ...

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Article: Album Review

Lena Bloch & Feathery: Rose Of Lifta

Read "Rose Of Lifta" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Saxophonist Lena Bloch knows something about the pain of separation from one's homeland. Born in Russia, she emigrated to Israel in 1990, then to Europe and, finally, in 2008, to the United States, setting up shop in New York City's fertile jazz ground. In 2014, Feathery, (Thirteen Note Records), the album and her quartet of that ...

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Lena Bloch Quartet "Pyramid"

Label: Self-released
Released: 2020
Track listing: 1. Al Amin (L. Bloch), 2. Happiness (C. Lachotta), 3. Maghreb (B. Netsvetaev), 4. Dasha (L. Bloch), 5. Mr. Ben (D. Mason), 6. Bright Romance (C. Lachotta), 7. Purity (C. Lachotta), 8. Bright Romance (C. Lachotta) alternate take

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Lena Bloch Quintet featuring John Marshall

Label: self-released
Released: 2020
Track listing: 1. Madness, 2. Traumhaus, 3. Perseverance, 4. Inspiration, 5. The Last Hero, 6. Mirror Of The Soul, 7. NRFFM

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News: Recording

Previously Unknown Steve Reid's Recording (2000) Is Now On Bandcamp!

Previously Unknown Steve Reid's Recording (2000) Is Now On Bandcamp!

After 20 years, I finally decided to go ahead and release this exciting album on Bandcamp. It demonstrates Steve Reid extraordinary ability to spontaneously orchestrate within a jazz quartet, his inventiveness and wide range of dynamics, whether in a modal tune, a free-jazz composition or a romantic jazz standard. The bassist Chris Lachotta met Steve Reid ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Juno Nominations and Remembering Debra Mann

Read "Juno Nominations and Remembering Debra Mann" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


The first Week of the annual WFDU.FM February Fund Drive included new releases from pianists Lisa Hilton, Kait Dunton, Ellen Rowe and saxophonist Jordan Pettay with birthday shout outs to Lil Hardin Armstrong, Jeanne Lee, Jutta Hipp, and Melody Gardot, among others. In the second hour, Debra Mann is remembered after news of her passing and ...


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