Jane Ira Bloom
is teamed with pianist Fred Hersch
in a quartet that explores a variety of melodic material in unexpected ways. Bloom
, one of the top soprano saxophonists around and a creative user of electronics, has a fairly original tone and her improvisations are consistently full of surprises. Check out her transformations of "I Loves You Porgy" and "If I Should Lose You" on this Columbia LP.