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Once again, Jane Ira Bloom triumphs in producing fresh and original music / JAZZ VIEWS

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Following hard on the heels of last years superb Early Americans, soprano saxophonist, Jane Ira Bloom does it again with another fresh and compelling album (and this time a double to boot!), taking as her source of inspiration the work of one of America's most idiosyncratic and reclusive poets, Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886) she captures the spirit and musicality of Dickinson's unconventional writings. So unconventional that much of Dickinson's early published works were heavily edited to conform with accepted poetic rues of the time. It was not until nearly seventy years after her death that a complete, and mostly unaltered, collection of her poetry became available for the first time when scholar Thomas H. Johnson published The Poems of Emily Dickinson in 1955.

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