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Today on The Jazz Session: Jane Ira Bloom

January 13, 2011

  To: Listings/Critics/Features
From: Jazz Promo Services
Press Contact: Jim Eigo,

Today on The Jazz Session with Jason Crane: Jane Ira Bloom

Soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom delivers yet another excellent record with Wingwalker (Outline 140). In this interview, Bloom talks about her use of movement in performance; why she doesn’t feel the need to “script” much of the recording process; and how some solos can only be played amidst great silence.


Catch Jane Live

Sun,  Jan 23rd  8:30 pm
at   Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia St.   Greenwich Village, NY
tel # 212 989-9319  
Admission: $10 cover

"A powerful group of fearless jazz explorers…who share a commitment to beauty & adventure   
– Bob Blumenthal

Jane Ira Bloom   soprano sax & live electronics
Dawn Clement   piano
Mark Helias   bass
Bobby Previte  drums

JANE IRA BLOOM Wingwalker on Outline Records  (OTL140)


Whether adventuring into interior or outer space in her music, award winning soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom continues to navigate her unique musical path with creative abandon. Wingwalker, her 14th album as leader and fourth album on the Outline label reunites Bloom with long-time bandmates Dawn Clement on piano, bassist Mark Helias, and drummer Bobby Previte.  After two years since Bloom’s last release “Mental Weather,” she brought the band together in June 2010 to record new compositions written during time made possible by a Guggenheim Fellowship. Wingwalker was recorded in Avatar Studio B in New York City with renowned audio engineer Jim Anderson. The album features eleven Bloom originals and a solo sax rendition of Lerner & Lowe’s classic “I Could Have Danced All Night.”  From the groove inspired “Life on Cloud 8” to the spare simplicity of “Adjusting to Midnight,” Jane has journeyed further into jazz dimensions without a safety net. The CD also features an extra mp3 downloadable version of the music condensed into a 5 minute 49 second event.

  “There’s something different about the way the music revealed itself to the band in this recording.  We didn’t have a lot of preconceptions and that allowed a certain freedom to open up and move the music in unexpected ways.  All we had to do was to let it happen.” – JI Bloom

Jane Ira Bloom is a pioneer in the use of live electronics and movement in jazz as well as “arguably the soprano’s most distinctive and major voice… beautiful, exciting, and adventurous” – Erie Times-News. She’s the winner of the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Award and the prestigious Guggenheim fellowship. She’s the first NASA commissioned musician and has an asteroid named in her honor. Her music is always lyrical and provocative.

“Bloom is a soulful, futuristic romantic at heart”  – Michael G. Nastos/ All Music Guide

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