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Wild Lines: Jane Ira Bloom plays Emily Dickinson at KC / DC Metro Theater Arts review

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When Jane Ira Bloom plays her soprano saxophone, her wiry body jutting and jagging to the notes popping out of her horn, vastness of her petite frame couldn't be more noticeable. And she and her quartet (Dawn Clement on piano, Kent McLagan on bass, and Bobby Previte on drums) begin with small sounds. Then Deborah Rush, actress, embodies the words of Emily Dickinson

"The North Star is of small fabric but it implies much"

And then the piece takes flight.

Combining caesuras with wild sprees of joyous tones, Ms. Bloom brings each single note into focus. We hear breath in her sax.

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