Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson (Audiophile Edition)

Jane Ira Bloom

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Jane Ira Bloom’s Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickenson – Audiophile Edition in Stereo & Multichannel DSD & DXD!

The Grammy-winning team of saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom & audio engineer Jim Anderson brings Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson to Stereo and Multichannel DSD and DXD. This new audiophile edition showcases Bloom’s jazz quartet’s interpretation of Dickinson’s poetry and includes an additional version for Jazz quartet and spoken word featuring readings by popular stage & film actor Deborah Rush.

Bloom performs with her acclaimed quartet in dialogue with poetry in her first foray into music and text in high-resolution audio. Her sound is like no other on the Soprano Saxophone and she lets it fly with long-time bandmates Dawn Clement (piano), Mark Helias (bass) & Bobby Previte (drums).

Adding the Emily Dickinson narrative to the ensemble is acclaimed actor Deborah Rush. Bloom composed Wild Lines when she was awarded a CMA/Doris Duke New Jazz Works commission. Bloom was inspired to musically reimagine Dickinson when she learned that the poet was a pianist and improviser herself, reconfirming what she’d always felt in the jazz-like quality of Dickinson’s phrasing.

“I didn’t always understand her but I always felt Emily’s use of words mirrored the way a jazz musician uses notes.” Wild Lines’ premiere at the poet’s home in Amherst, MA was followed by performances at the Kennedy Center and the NYPL for the Performing Arts. The ensemble then headed into Avatar Studios to record in surround-sound with renowned audio engineer Jim Anderson. The audio production team of Jim Anderson & Ulrike Schwarz mixed the surround sound project at Skywalker Studios and then tapped legendary mastering engineer Bob Ludwig of Gateway Mastering to put on the finishing touches.

The album features fourteen Bloom originals inspired by fragments of Dickinson poetry and prose mined from both her collected works and envelope poems “The Gorgeous Nothings.” The album closes with a solo rendition of an American classic, Rodgers & Hart’s ”It’s Easy to Remember.” This time the 21st-century soprano saxophonist reimagines the poetry of 19th-century visionary Emily Dickinson in a high-resolution audio setting with the Anderson Audio team of Ulrike Schwarz and Jim Anderson.

Wild Lines/Improvising Emily Dickinson Audiophile Edition is a sound you’ve never heard before and illuminates why jazz critic Brian Priestly called Jane Ira Bloom “the poet of the soprano saxophone.”

Read a story about listening to surround sound written by Jane Ira Bloom in our Blog.

Tracklist

1.
Emily and Her Atoms
07:18
2.
Alone and In A Circumstance
05:16
3.
Other Eyes
03:16
4.
Singing The Triangle
05:11
5.
Dangerous Times
03:50
6.
Mind Gray River
05:50
7.
One Note From One Bird
04:07
8.
Cornets Of Paradise
03:18
9.
A Star Not Far Enough
02:17
10.
Hymn - You Wish You Had Eyes In Your Pages
03:04
11.
Wild Lines
01:30
12.
Say More
03:14
13.
Bright Wednesday
01:22
14.
Big Bill
04:52
15.
It's Easy To Remember
02:19
16.
Wild Lines
02:18
17.
Emily and Her Atoms
07:39
18.
Alone and In A Circumstance
05:59
19.
One Note From One Bird
04:25
20.
Dangerous Times
04:12
21.
A Star Not Far Enough
03:00
22.
Singing The Triangle
06:11
23.
Mind Gray River
06:13
24.
Cornets Of Paradise
03:16
25.
Other Eyes
03:36
26.
Say More
02:56
27.
Hymn - You Wish You Had Eyes In Your Pages
03:03
28.
Bright Wednesday
01:45
29.
Big Bill
05:03

Total time: 01:56:20

Additional information

Artists

Recording Software

Pyramix, Merging Technologies

Label

Recording Location

Avatar Studios, Studio B, New York City

Producer

Jane Ira Bloom and Jim Anderson

Recording Engineer

Jim Anderson, Nate Odden (Assistant Engineer)

Mastering Engineer

Bob Ludwig (DXD), Tom Caulfield (DSD)

Microphones

Brauner, Neumann, B&K, Sanken, Sennheiser

Digital Converters

Horus, Merging Technologies

Composers

Mastering Room

Gateway Mastering in Portland, Maine and NativeDSD Mastering Lab in Marshfield, MA

Mixing Studio (Surround)

Mixed at Skywalker Sound, a Lucasfilm, Ltd. company, Marin County, CA

Recording Type & Bit Rate

Analog

Qualities

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Channels

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Genres

Original Recording Format

5.1 Surround Engineers

Jim Anderson and Ulrike Schwarz

Funding Support

Chamber Music America’s 2015 New Jazz Works Program funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Mixing Studio (Stereo)

Avatar Studios, New York City

SKU

AANYOTL143D

Release Date August 8, 2020
SKU AANYOTL143D

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