Yesterday, I spent some time listening to the latest release from soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom Sixteen Sunsets and after the first few of tracks I knew that I was listening to a VERY special jazz musician. From her webpage biography….
Soprano saxophonist/composer Jane Ira Bloom has been steadfastly developing her unique voice on the soprano saxophone for over 30 years. She is a pioneer in the use of live electronics and movement in jazz, as well as the possessor of “one of the most gorgeous tones and hauntingly lyrical ballad conceptions of any soprano saxophonist – Pulse.”
Her continuing commitment to “pushing the envelope” in her music has led to collaborations with such outstanding jazz artists as Kenny Wheeler, Charlie Haden, Ed Blackwell, Rufus Reid, Matt Wilson, Bob Brookmeyer, Julian Priester, Jerry Granelli, Matt Wilson, Jay Clayton, Mark Dresser, Bobby Previte, & Fred Hersch Continue Reading
I know Jane’s music may not be the best music for getting you started in the morning, but let’s say we sit back, with our morning coffee, as we surf the Internet, and listen, first to Jane discuss the making of Sixteen Sunsets followed by the opening track from that album. Maybe I’ll listen while doing a few sun salutations – Have a Good Morning!!