Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson
Soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom has always had a flair for the creation of compelling special projects. This body of music is created around, and alongside of, poems of Emily Dickinson, read by the actor Deborah Rush. The ensemble includes the multi-talented Seattle pianist Dawn Clement, along with stalwarts of the New York improvised music scene, Mark Helias on bass, and Bobby Previte on drums. True to the nature of jazz to be different each time out, the two discs here include mostly the same titles, only done … differently.
Notes by John Gilbreath