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Jane Ira Bloom: Sixteen Sunsets / 'Downbeat' review

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Award winning soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom has always had a special feeling for ballad performances. Her beautiful new recording Sixteen Sunsets featuring pieces from the American Songbook along with 5 JIB originals was nominated for a 2014 GRAMMY. With this her 15th album as leader and her first all-ballads album, the disc pairs JIB with long-time colleagues Cameron Brown on bass and Matt Wilson on drums, and Dominic Fallacaro on piano. READ THE FULL Downbeat REVIEW.