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Michael Bisio: Travel Music

The success of Jane Ira Bloom as a musician comes through her instrumental voice, which the soprano sax player uses eloquently in Wingwalker. She has surrounded herself with a strong group of colleagues as well: Dawn Clement on piano and Fender Rhodes, Mark Helias on bass and Bobby Previte on drums.

Bloom composed all but one piece on the record. More conservative than not, her music, and the way she plays it, is elegantly melodic, lyrical, rhythmic, without any odd or out of character turns.

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