In two new releases, Jane Ira Bloom and Brian Carpenter complete their work on self-defined projects that are tonics for a time of trouble.
Jane Ira Bloom
Over a dozen short notices of recent jazz recordings that I find musically stimulating.
Exposing the jazz impulses in Emily Dickinson’s poetry is not an agenda for the novice.
In nearly 78 minutes of intensely concentrated playing, Jane Ira Bloom’s album offers some of the greatest ballad performances I have ever heard.