Launched on the innovative Artistshare label in April 2005, Jane Ira Bloom’s Like Silver, Like Song blends the fusion of longtime elecktro-acoustic band mates of Mark Dresser on bass, Bobby Previte on drums/e-drums and Jamie Saft on keyboards/electronic wizardry. This new album consists of twelve originals written by Bloom and the bass/sax interpredation of the Rodgers & Hammerstein "I Have Dreamed." The main source of inspiration for this adventure is The Interpretation of Dreams.
The album starts of with a title called "Dreaming in the Present Tense." It covers a lot of ground within it three-minute time frame. Next is "Unconscious Forces" with its subtle drumming by Bobby Previte and soft keyboard/piano outro by Saft. The liner notes mention that Like Silver, Like Song is presented as one continuous set of music similar to the way the group performs live in concert. Individual pieces merge and flow into one another with a different dimension in mind. This is true. Most of the time when an album has a continuum, one can not feel/notice when one song ends and a new on begins.
Like Silver, Like Song is different. From the drumming of Bobby Previte to the keyboard/piano of Jamie Saft to Jane Ira Bloom on soprano saxophone and live electronics, this album could/should be titled "Like Song, Like Gold."