The inventive soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom
performs a set of duets with the adaptable and complementary pianist Fred Hersch
. They play two originals apiece (including Hersch's
"Janeology"), collaborate on "Inside," and perform a song apiece by Wayne Shorter
("Miyako") and Alec Wilder
. The improvisations are generally melodic but unpredictable, coherent but fairly free. Worth several listens.