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Jane Ira Bloom - Wild Lines / Improvising Emily Dickinson makes Nov. DownBeat critics 'Hot Box'

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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. This new 2 CD pack, has the quartet (Dawn Clement (piano), Mark Helias (bass)& Bobby Previte (drums) interpretating Dickinson's poetry both instrumentaly and in spoken word settings that feature 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.

Bloom composed Wild Lines when she was awarded a 2015 CMA/ Doris Duke New Jazz Works commission and was inspired to musically reimagine Dickinson when she learned that the poet was a pianist and improviser herself.

The November Hot Box includes

* Vijay Iyer Sextet, Far From Over (ECM)

* Mike Stern, Trip (Heads Up/Concord)

* Jane Ira Bloom, Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson (OTL)

* Tony Allen, The Source (Blue Note)

 Reviews:

* Antibalas, Where The Gods Are In Peace (Daptone)

* Banda Magda, Tigre (Verve/GroundUP)

* Blue Note All-Stars, Our Point Of View (Blue Note)

* Brandon Seabrook, Die Trommel Fatale (New Atlantis)

* Carol Welsman, For You (ArtistShare)

* Chris Speed Trio, Platinum On Tap (Intakt)

* Christian McBride Big Band, Bringin' It (Mack Avenue)

* Dee Dee Bridgewater, Memphis ... Yes I'm Ready (DDB Records/OKeh/Sony Masterworks)

* Dave Stryker, Strykin' Ahead (Strikezone)

* David Lopato, Gendhing For A Spirit Rising (Global Coolant)

* Dick Oatts, Use Your Imagination (SteepleChase)

* Doug Beavers, The Art Of The Arrangement (ArtistShare)

* Henri Texier, 30 ANS (Label Bleu) 

* Jessica Molaskey, Portraits Of Joni (Ghostlight)

* Johnny O'Neal, In The Moment (Smoke Sessions)

* Katie Thiroux, Off Beat (Capri)

* Laszlo Gardony, Serious Play (Sunnyside)

* Laura Campisi, Double Mirror (Self Release)

* Mário Laginha/Julian Argüelles/Helge Andreas Norbakken, Setembro (Edition)

* Natasha Agrama, The Infinite Heart Of Change (World Galaxy/Alpha Pup)

* Rob Luft, Riser (Edition)

* Russell Malone, Time For The Dancers (HighNote)

* Steve Smith & Vital Information NYC Edition, Heart Of The City (BFM)

* The Pollyseeds, The Sounds of Crenshaw Vol. 1 (Ropeadope)

* Tim Berne's Snakeoil, Incidentals (ECM)

* Victor Wooten, TRYPNOTYX (Self Release)

* Shelly Berg & David Finck, The Deep (Chesky)

* Paul Jones, Clean (Outside In) 

* Behn Gillece, Walk Of Fire (Posi-Tone) 

* Jamie Reynolds, Grey Mirror (Fresh Sound New Talent)

* Adam Larson, Second City (Inner Circle Music)

 

Jazz:

* Ed Neumeister & NeuHat Ensemble, Wake Up Call (Self Release)

* Sammy Nestico & SWR Big Band, A Cool Breeze (SWR Music)

* John Vanore, Stolen Moments: Celebrating Oscar Nelson (Self Release)

* Tim Hagans & NDR Big Band, Faces Under Influence: A Tribute To John Cassavetes (Waiting Moon)

* Gareth Lockrane Big Band, Fistfight At The Barndance (Whirlwind)

 

Blues:

* Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Groovin' In Greaseland (Alligator)

* Greg Sover, Songs Of A Renegade (Grounded Soul) 

* Mighty Joe Young, Live From The North Side Of Chicago (Rock Beat)

* Julian Fauth, The Weak & The Wicked (Electro-Fi)

* Eli Cook, High-Dollar Gospel (C.R.8 Records) 

* Doug MacLeod, Break The Chain (Reference)

 

Beyond: 

* Rod Melancon, Southern Gothic (Blue Elan)

* The Mastersons, Transient Lullaby (Red House Records)

* Calico The Band, Under Blue Skies (California Country)

* Miranda Lee Richards, Existential Beast (Invisible Hand)

* Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers, The Long-Awaited Album (Rounder)

 

Historical:

* Joe Henderson featuring Alice Coltrane, The Elements (Ubuntu)

* Kenny Dorham, KD Is Here: New York City 1962 & 1966 (Uptown)

* Idrees Sulieman Quartet, The 4 American Jazz Men In Tangier (Sunnyside)

* Oscar Pettiford, New York City 1955-1958 (Uptown)

 

Books:

* Michael C. Heller, Loft Jazz: Improvising New York in the 1970s (University of California Press) 

This DownBeat November Issue is on Sale October 17 with Distribution to Subscribers + 10,000 Jazz Students, PASIC; Top Percussion Retailers