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Jane Ira Bloom, Mark Helias 'Willing' from 'Some Kind Of Tomorrow' makes 88.3WBGO: Take Five

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88.3WBGO - Newark NY, Nate Chinen writes.....Some artists found a way to record in a studio during the pandemic, but for many others, connection had to be established through less direct means. Soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom and bassist Mark Helias were among those who found a way to play music together over an internet connection, discovering that the distance was no match for their musical bond. Listen to "Willing," a track from their new album, Some Kind of Tomorrow, and you'll hear evidence of their success.

"The sound is filled with everything that we felt and couldn't say in words," Bloom says in the album notes. "There is a vibration between us that's uncanny given the circumstances, and a deep need to play what was real to us just then. It's as real as it gets for two musicians who needed to create music together to try to find some way to mend the world."

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