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|Jane Ira Bloom|
Art & Aviation
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Saxophonist/composer Jane Ira Bloom has been internationally recognized as one of jazz music's most insightful and commanding visionaries. Her unique and innovative combination of music, technology and motion have made her... more »
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Saxophonist/composer Jane Ira Bloom has been internationally recognized as one of jazz music's most insightful and commanding visionaries. Her unique and innovative combination of music, technology and motion have made her one of jazz music's most daring pioneers. ART & AVIATION embodies all these qualities and more. ART & AVIATION is the seventh of her critically acclaimed recordings. This album took much longer to develop than her previous recordings and when asked why, she responded, "Translating my thoughts about space and motion through the language of jazz hasn't been an overnight experience. I think it's taken time for the acoustic and electronic elements of the music to find expression in a way that is natural for the players." In addition to Jane on soprano sax & live electronics, ART & AVIATION features: the reknowned flugelhorn and trumpet player Kenny Wheeler, and jazz greats Rufus Reid/ bass, Jerry Granelli/ drums & elektro-acoustic percussion, Michael Formanek/ bass, Ron Horton/ trumpet and Kenny Werner/ piano. The album consists largely of original compositions by Bloom as well as jazz standards that she has arranged.
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Philip S. from NORWICH, VT
Reviewed on 9/23/2006...
Jane Ira Bloom, soprano sax; Kenny Wheeler, flugelhorn and trumpet; Ron Horton, Trumpet; Kenny Werner, piano; Rufus Reid, bass; Michael Formanek, bass; Jerry Granelli, drums etc. Recorded July 22 & 23, 1992, New York City. All compositions by JIB.
Tremendous player and composer
John F. Temmerman | Skokie, Il United States | 02/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Jane Ira Bloom is an extremely talented soprano saxophonist and composer. This CD features her unique compositional ideas, her warm, rich, yet searching tone, her substantial technique and her "less is more" solo style.The CD succeeds in many ways: originality in composition, sound and solo ideas, including interesting use of electronic effects for her soprano and percussion; variety in the recordings which include trios up to sextets and a closing piece of solo soprano saxophone; her unique tone and solo ideas.My favorite cuts are the solo piece, "Lost in the Stars" and "Most Distant Galaxy", commissioned by Nasa, which features and ARCO (with bow) bass solo and in-and-out time.While this CD, by genre, is technically on the outside as opposed to mainstream, it is still very accessible.Her supporting players include such luminaries as Rufus Reid on bass and Kenny Werner on piano.This CD is wonderful and I couldn't recommend it more."