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Bloom, Jane Ira / Mental Weather
Album:Mental Weather Collection:Jazz
Artist:Bloom, Jane Ira Added:03/2008
Label:Outline Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-04-20 Pull Date:2008-06-22 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:25 May18 May11 May27 Apr
Airplays:1111

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 03, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum
Luminous Bridges
4.May 09, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
Luminous Bridges
2.May 23, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
Electrochemistry
5.Apr 23, 2008:Divine Secrets of the Eran-Mukamel Sisterhood ($1/(1-1/4)-1$ black)
What To Wear
3.May 16, 2008:Memory Select
Electrochemistry

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2008-04-12 
JANE IRA BLOOM: Mental Weather
Outline, 2008

MODERN JAZZ SUITE – The graceful arcs and slippery themes that comprise this nine-part suite seem to beckon for a choreographer. Bloom’s beautiful, crystal-clear soprano saxophone flutters nimbly through shifting rhythms and lyrical meditations, spiked occasionally with live electronics for a surreal accent, while drummer Matt Wilson tosses and rolls the suite’s brightly-drawn structures like a juggler.

Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 5, 6

1. 5:27 – slow, stately ballad, all soft curves
2. 6:10 – active, dancelike sound, carefully constructed patterns
3. 6:13 – playful, furtive theme; propulsive solos over changing rhythms
4. 4:21 – lopsided theme into vigorous chugging with electronic accents
5. 5:12 – cool slippery groove with interesting chord cycle, sudden downshift
6. 3:49 – complex and speedy, electronics on sax; tumbling piano solo
7. 5:56 – slow ballad: fragile intro, melancholy sax, lovely brushed drums
8. 7:10 – rippling melody falls into a bright jumble, quietly creeping middle
9. 3:32 – solo sax, meanders through a ballad

[ Fo ] 12-Apr-08


Track Listing
1.A More Beautiful Question 5.Luminous Bridges
2.Ready For Anything 6.Electrochemistry
3.Multiple Choice 7.Cello On The Inside
4.Mental Weather 8.What To Wear
 9.First Thoughts/This Nearly Was Mine