A talent like hers comes along once in a very long time, and this album is a showcase of her immense talent. Sixteen Sunsets is a studio album by American jazz saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom. Derek Brown and The Holland Concert Jazz Orchestra, VMP Anthology: The Story of Herbie Hancock, The Final Note - Painters Mill Music Fair, Owings Mills, MD 10-17-71. Her most beautiful recording to date. Colors; My Ship; Too Many Reasons; Bird Experiencing Light. Her blending into and with the other players is match made wonderful by respect for all in the band. On Sixteen Sunsets, the soprano saxophonist varies and honors melody like Billie Holiday. Privacy Policy | We do not sell or share your personal information | © 2020 All About Jazz. Jane Ira Bloom has always been one of the most lyrical of jazz musicians. One moment, you will be redirected shortly. Title: Sixteen Sunsets This is her 15th album as a band leader. If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you grow your business. Reset your passwordClick the eye to show your password. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. --Jeff Simon, Buffalo NewsSidney Bechet...John Coltrane...Steve Lacy....The name Jane Ira Bloom can be added to that list of icons. "[9], "Jane Ira Bloom, Sixteen Sunsets | Avatar Studios", "Jane Ira Bloom: Sixteen Sunsets album review @ All About Jazz", "Discs: Jane Ira Bloom, Richard Wagner and John Adams", "Sixteen Sunsets - Jane Ira Bloom | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic", "Grammys 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners", "Too Much Of A Good Thing? There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Brown: bass; Matt Wilson: drums. Avoid at all costs. Copyright © 2020 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Reviewed in the United States on October 29, 2015, Reviewed in the United States on March 8, 2014. Gershwin's Skyline / I Loves You Porgy 4. A completely useless disc. Colors; My Ship; Too Many Reasons; Bird Experiencing Light. "[2] Lloyd Sachs of JazzTimes added, "Moving seamlessly between standards and originals, Sixteen Sunsets unfolds with a luminous intensity. --Chris Spector, Midwest Record2014 Grammy Nominee for best surround sound album --Grammy.com2013 Artists Picks - One of the most well-known historical precursors to Sixteen Sunsets is, of course, Coltrane's Ballads, which likewise features a sax-led quartet interpreting an album's worth of timeless romantic standards. For All We Know; What She Wanted; Gershwin's Skyline/I Loves You Porgy; --Hrayr Attarian, All About JazzJazz Mastery, Undiluted...In nearly 78 minutes of intensely concentrated playing, Jane Ira Blooms album offers some of the greatest ballad performances I have ever heard. One reason Bloom's ballads are usually so effective is the contrast with her fast numbers. --Marc Phillips, The Vinyl AnachronistTake a deep breath, even if you have not heard of this sterling artist, put on the recording, and hear sounds that you've never heard before. "[7] NPR's Kevin Whitehead wrote, "She never sounds better than in ballads, and on Sixteen Sunsets she plays more than a dozen, including a few associated with Billie Holiday. Learn more. Musicians » [6], The Buffalo News 's Jeff Simon wrote, "Not only is this one of the best jazz discs of the year, it’s, without doubt, one of the most beautiful records soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom has ever made in a recording life that has been replete with the sublime... A magnificent disc – a balladic revelation for the final weeks of the year. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. VMP Anthology: The Story of Herbie Hancock. Fifty years after Coltrane's recording first appeared, Bloom perpetuates the tradition with a beautiful one of her own that can't be praised too highly. Released: 2013Views: 1,400. Yet another wonderful album from this dedicated soprano saxophonist; the other members of the quartet are Dominic Fallacaro on piano, Cameron Brown on bass and Matt Wilson on drums; it was recorded in 2013. And the sound quality is out of this world. We Insist: A Timeline Of Protest Music In 2020. I had never heard of Jane Bloom before listening to a song on NPR. …glows with … In the long run, this program of non-stop beautiful ballads starts to seem like too much of a good thing. This woman is absolutely one of the( if not the) best Jazz musicians I have ever heard. [5] Sixteen Sunsets received a Grammy nomination for Best Surround Sound Album in 2014. Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar. Membership has its privileges. ---Martin Z. Kasdan Jr., Louisville Music NewsB --K --Kevin Whitehead, NPR2014 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll --Francis Davis, NPRBloom has one of the prettiest, clearest tones around on soprano. Absolutely mesmerizing! This disc is copy-protected with the lame "MShuttle" encoding that makes the disc virtually unreadable in any computer blu-ray drive and the contents, the high resolution audio files, inaccessible to transfer to your music library. Bassist Cameron Brown and drummer Matt Wilson keep those slow tempos moving on Sixteen Sunsets. | Record Label: Outline. This album is amazing front to back.If you like Jazz you owe it to your self to have a listen. One of those is her oldie "Ice Dancing," a bright tune with a tango tinge and an ending that's catchy like a mousetrap snapping shut. There’s no rushing here. You can tell Bloom knows the words to "Good Morning Heartache," even when her phrases depart from the lyric. Editors’ Notes The younger Brooklyn pianist Dominic Fallacaro has the sweet and sweeping stuff down, but I wish he always caught the bluesy undercurrents in the standard ballads, the way he does in Billie Holiday tunes like "Left Alone.". Bloom has always been preoccupied with sound, and has one of the prettiest, clearest tones around on soprano. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Darn That Dream 5. This is an album...of beauty fully realized. She may let a note linger or clip it short, play it clean or coarse, or ascend to her steely high register. --John Henry, Audiophile AuditionIt's a singular thrill to hear classic songs The Way You Look Tonight and I Loves You Porgy delivered with such a pristine, magical and downright futuristic presence. A winner throughout. Membership has its privileges. Jane Ira Bloom. There is no intruding and overplaying of others parts but rather harmony of artists collaborating. -TexturaThe soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom projects her tone as a round, silvery beam, warm and diffuse along the edges but pinpoint-clear at the center on Sixteen Sunsets. (Outline, 2010). Jane Ira Bloom's performance on this album is outstanding. For All We Know 2. The soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom projects her tone as a round, silvery beam, warm and diffuse along the edges but pinpoint-clear at the center on Sixteen Sunsets. --Dan McClenaghan, All About JazzRecorded in stunning hi-resolution, Sixteen Sunsets, is awe-inspiring and mesmerizing to behold. Four days later, I ordered the BD-Audio version. Tell us why you would like to improve the Sixteen Sunsets musician page. --Steve Elman, The Arts Fuse4 stars ****It is the raw poignancy of the emotion that shines through...the beauty of Bloom s tone that is most prominent.