Thursday, March 06, 2008
Okay... enough winter! With more snow than these parts have seen in 17 years (it's official) and another 20 inches apparently on the way this weekend, that's enough. Daylight savings time starts Sunday. So does March Break. Just go!
If ever there was a winter recording, Jane Ira Bloom's aptly named Mental Weather is it. There are swirls of sound — furious enough to be the soundtrack for the stuff flying outside my window. Icy tones. And enough deep emotion to remind you that we will survive to see another spring.
Oh, yeah, and Matt Wilson, too. Great stuff.
Full review is forthcoming in the June DownBeat. June! Yeah, like that's going to be here anytime soon.