Category Archives: Music

The sensational Jane Ira Bloom

Jane Ira Bloom, soprano saxophone & live electronics, alto sax

Track #9: RAPTURE OF THE FLAT, from the album MODERN DRAMA (Columbia – FC40755, 1987)  






Brazilian blast

clef flowerI love Brazilian music!

It has it all: exuberance and lyricism, hypnotic rhythms, exquisite chords,  melodious vocals.

Check out these albums by two of my favorite female vocalists:

Smooth, seductive Eliane Elias: Light my Fire (Concord Picante, 2011)   


Fiery, earthy, soulful Luciana Souza: Brazilian Duos (Sunnyside, 2001)  


And just for fun, here is a wild two-piano piece (Brasileira, 3rd movement of the Scaramouche Suite for Two Pianos, op. 165b) by French composer Darius Milhaud (1892-1974).




Music to my ears

Music is important. Music is magic. Music heals.

I love: ♥♥♥

Barbara Dennerlein, the funkiest jazz organist the world has ever known.

Imelda May, sexy, sultry singer from Ireland. Favorite CD: Mayhem (Decca). 

“Compared to what” featuring Les McCann & Eddie Harris Live at Montreux, from the album Swiss Movement (1969).