The Jazz Session #231: Jane Ira Bloom

Soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom delivers yet another excellent record with Wingwalker (Outline, 2011). In this interview, Bloom talks about her use of movement in performance; why she doesn’t feel the need to “script” much of the recording process; and how some solos can only be played amidst great silence. Learn more at

Tracks used in this interview: Her Exacting Light; Life on Cloud 8; Ending Red Songs; I Could Have Danced All Night; Freud’s Convertible.

Author: Jason Crane

5 thoughts on “The Jazz Session #231: Jane Ira Bloom

  1. Jane Ira Bloom’s photograph on page 74 of Herb Snitzer’s new book, “Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir” with an afterward by Dan Morgenstern. University Press of Mississippi.

    Thought you might want to know this – photogrph made in Cambrige, MA, 1991.

    I now live in St. Petersburg, FL
    All the best.

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