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Jane Ira Bloom Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson + 2017 DownBeat Critics Poll Soprano Saxophonist Of The Year

Jane Ira Bloom Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson + 2017 DownBeat Critics Poll Soprano Saxophonist Of The Year

July 13, 2017

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New Release
Jane Ira Bloom
Wild Lines:Improvising Emily Dickinson


Jane Ira Bloom (soprano saxophone)
Dawn Clement (piano)
Mark Helias (bass)
Bobby Previte (drums)


+ 2017 DownBeat Critics Poll
Soprano Saxophonist Of The Year


(2 CD Set Outline OTL 143)
Street Date: September 8, 2017


American original Jane Ira Bloom does it again. This time the 21st-century soprano saxophonist reimagines the poetry of 19th-century visionary Emily Dickinson in two different settings. Her new 2 Cd pack showcases her jazz quartet’s interpretation of Dickinson’s poetry and includes a second version for jazz quartet and spoken word featuring readings by popular stage & film actor Deborah Rush. After the success of her 2016 trio album release Early Americans, Bloom shifts gears with Wild Lines / Improvising Emily Dickinson (OTL143) showcasing her acclaimed quartet in dialogue with poetry in her seventeenth album and first foray into music and text. Her sound is like no other on the straight horn and she lets it fly with long-time band mates Dawn Clement (piano), Mark Helias (bass) & Bobby Previte (drums). Adding the Emily Dickinson narrative to the ensemble on disc 2 is acclaimed actor Deborah Rush. Bloom composed Wild Lines when she was awarded a 2015 CMA/ Doris Duke New Jazz Works commission. She was inspired to musically reimagine Dickinson when she learned that the poet was a pianist and improviser herself, reconfirming what she’d always felt in the jazz-like quality of Dickinson’s phrasing. “I didn’t always understand her but I always felt Emily’s use of words mirrored the way a jazz musician uses notes.” Wild Lines’ premiere at the poet’s home in Amherst, MA was followed by performances at the Kennedy Center and the NYPL for the Performing Arts. The ensemble then headed into Avatar Studios to record in stereo and surround-sound with renowned audio engineer Jim Anderson. The album features fourteen Bloom originals inspired by fragments of Dickinson poetry and prose mined from both her collected works and envelope poems “The Gorgeous Nothings.” The album closes with a solo rendition of an American classic, Rodgers & Hart’s ”It’s Easy to Remember.” Artist Gina Werfel contributes a stunning motion painting for the CD’s cover image. Wild Lines / Improvising Emily Dickinson illuminates why jazz critic Brian Priestly called Jane Ira Bloom “the poet of the soprano saxophone.”
 

WINNER  2017 DOWNBEAT CRITICS POLL for SOPRANO SAX

 
 “music of great individuality and originality that could belong to no one else
– Nick Lea, Jazzviews



Upcoming Live Appearance


JANE IRA BLOOM  
Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson
w/Dawn Clement, Dean Johnson,
Bobby Previte, & Deborah Rush

Fri, Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm

Buckley Recital Hall
Amherst College
53 College St
Amherst, MA
(413) 542-2034

tickets $18

News & Events | Jane Ira Bloom performance of "Wild Lines" | Amherst College


www.janeirabloom.com


 

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