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Jane Ira Bloom - Wild Lines, Improvising Emily Dickinson / Contemporary Fusion Review

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I must tell you up front that I believe Jane Ira Bloom is one of the most important soprano saxophone creators on the jazz scene today… I've reviewed many of her albums, most recently in issue # 162, where she got very high marks from me (as always).  On this new album, expected to hit the stands on September 8th, 2017, she and her quartet have accomplished even bigger marvels… just listen to the spoken-word version of "Emily & Her Atoms", when it goes live (that should be within the next week or so; I'll be sure to return and update the links when it's available).  Deborah Rush does the spoken-word performance, which expands the horizons of the musical performance inestimably (in event you didn't know it, I once performed a lot of spoken-word myself).

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