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Jamie Baum Septet: Bridges (Sunnyside)

For many, religion is the most divisive of matters. For flutist-composer Jamie Baum, however, it turns out to be the ultimate unifier. On this fourth album from her expandable septet, Baum explores the musical common denominators beneath different ancient belief systems. Offering touches of modernization while remaining steadfast in honoring core values, Baum creates a … Read More “Jamie Baum Septet: Bridges (Sunnyside)”

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Jamie Baum: In This Life

Flutist-composer Jamie Baum’s previous albums included overt tributes to Bartók, Stravinsky, Ives and trumpeter Kenny Wheeler, influences that form a nice approximation of the intricate chamber-jazz Baum put forth with her longstanding septet. On In This Life she hybridizes that signature style with music inspired by her trips to South Asia, especially the devotional Qawwali … Read More “Jamie Baum: In This Life”

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