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Jane Ira Bloom - Wild LInes, Improvising Emily Dickinson gets #21 spot in 2017 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll

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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. She was inspired to musically reimagine Dickinson when she learned that the poet was a pianist and improviser herself.

This is what consensus in jazz looks like now: The vote for 2017's best new recording in NPR's Fifth Annual Jazz Critics Poll, has Jane Ira Bloom - Wild LInes, Improvising Emily Dickinson coming in at #21 and #1 for Vocal with 77.5 Points on 14 Votes
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