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Bloom, Jane Ira / Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickenson
Album:Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickenson Collection:Jazz
Artist:Bloom, Jane Ira Added:08/2017
Label:Outline Records 

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Add Date:2017-08-31 Pull Date:2017-11-02 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-08-24 
Reviewed: 2017-08-24
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none

Review: An ambitious 2-disc set with a unique concept and superb execution. Every track on the first disc could be a favorite. Each track is inspired by Dickinson's poetry. The first disc is all instrumental. The second disc incorporates actual lines from the poems. The playing shifts from ethereal to hard bop.
If You Like: Paul McCandless, Charlie Rouse, Oregon, Dave Brubeck, David Friesen (reviews inside jacket)

Track Review (favorites denoted by *)
<DISC 1>: *1/ Emily & Her Atoms (6:43) - sax starts> midtempo jam> swinging piano solo> pass solo> quick stop 2/ Alone & In A Circumstance (5:20) - piano drums start> midtempo jam> soaring sax solo slows to contemplative jam> quick stop 3/ Other Eyes (3:10) - bass starts> snaky sax jam> slow fade *4/ Singing The Triangle (4:46) - sax starts> uptempo jam> staccato bursts merge into swinging full tilt jam> bass solo> false stop> jam. quick stop 5/ Dangerous Times (3:53) - drums start> midtempo jam> quick stop *6/ Mind Gray River (5:50) heavy bass start> slow tempo jam> quick stop 7/ One Note From One Bird (4:08) - drums start> Monk-like midtempo jam swings to full-tilt jam> quick stop *8/ Corners Of Paradise (3:20) - piano starts> wild & wooly jam> heavy drum solo> quick fade *9/ A Star Not Far Enough (2:17) - sax starts> meditative slow jam> fade 10/ Hymn: Wish You Had Eyes In Your Pages (3:05) - sax starts> slow tempo jam> slow heavy chords> plaintive sax solo to the end 11/ Wild Lines (1:21) - sax starts> slow tempo jam> fluttering like a butterfly> quick stop *12/ Say More (3:01) - sax starts> slow & contemplative jam> fade *13/ Bright Wednesday (1:23) - sax starts> uptempo jam> quick stop *14/ Big Bill (4:53) - bass/percussion starts> uptempo jam> quick stop 15/ it's Easy To Remember (2:18) - slow sax solo to fade

<DISC 2> 16/ Wild Lines (2:18) - spoken word start> midtempo jam slows to fade *17/ Emily & Her Atoms (7:32) - spoken word start> midtempo jam> bass solo> fade 18/ Alone & In A Circumstance (5:58) - spoken word with piano starts> slow tempo jam > piano solo> quick stop *19/ One Note From One Bird (4:25) - piano starts with spoken word> swings uptempo> swinging sax solo> piano solo> quick stop 20/ Dangerous Times (4:11) - drums with spoken word starts> midtempo mellow jam> quick fade *21/ A Star Not Far Enough (3:33) - sax starts> slow tempo contemplative jam> fade to false stop> spoken word with piano> quick stop 22/ Singing The Triangle (5:37) - drums/ spoken word start> bass kicks in> midtempo jam> quick stop 23/ Mind Gray River (6:13) - bass/spoken word starts> slow plodding jam> quick stop *24/ Cornets Of Paradise (3:16) - drums/spoken word starts> uptempo jam> swinging drum solo> quick fade 25/ Other Eyes (3:35) - bass/spoken word starts> slow tempo jam> quiet percussion to end 26/ Say More (2:56) - sax/spoken word starts> slow tempo jam> hesitating> fade 27/ Hymn: Wish You Had Eyes In Your Pages (3:02) - sax/spoken word starts> slow tempo jam> heavy piano chords> bass solo> drum solo> jam> slow fade *28/ Bright Wednesday (1:44) - spoken word> uptempo jam> quick stop *29/ Big Bill (5:04) - percussion starts. uptempo jam> piano solo> jam> false quick stop> spoken word 30/ It's Easy To Remember (2:16) - slow sax solo to stop

Track Listing
1.(Disc 1) Emily And Her Atoms 16.(Disc 2) Wild Lines
2.Alone And In A Circumstance 17.Emily And Her Atoms
3.Other Eyes 18.Alone And In A Circumstance
4.Singing The Triangle 19.One Note From One Bird
5.Dangerous Times 20.Dangerous Times
6.Mind Gray River 21.A Star Not Far Enough
7.One Note From One Bird 22.Singing The Triangle
8.Cornets Of Paradise 23.Mind Gray River
9.A Star Not Far Enough 24.Cornets Of Paradise
10.Hymn: You Wish You Had Eyes In Your Pages 25.Other Eyes
11.Wild Lines 26.Say More
12.Say More 27.Hymn: You Wish You Had Eyes In Your Pages
13.Bright Wednesday 28.Bright Wednesday
14.Big Bill 29.Big Bill
15.Its Easy To Remember 30.It's Easy To Remember