SSC1502 2018-05-18

Track List

From the Well - 7:50
Song Without Words (for S. James Baum) - 6:51
There Are No Words - 5:59
Honoring Nepal: The Shiva Suite - I. The Earthquake - 5:56
Honoring Nepal: The Shiva Suite - II. Renewal - 7:14
Honoring Nepal: The Shiva Suite - III. Contemplation - 6:38
Joyful Lament - 5:32
Mantra - 4:24
UCross Me - 9:11


Jamie Baum - flute, alto flute
Amir Elsaffar - trumpet
Sam Sadigursky - alto sax, bass clarinet
Chris Komer - french horn
Brad Shepik - guitar
John Escreet - piano
Jeff Hirshfield - drums
Zack Lober - bass

Hailed by Downbeat for her “remarkable artistic facility” and by The New York Times for her “remarkable balance of fluidity and restless creativity,” New York-based flutist/composer and 2014 Guggenheim Fellow Jamie Baum is proud to announce the release of her sixth CD as a leader, Bridges, featuring The Jamie Baum Septet+. The highly anticipated follow-up to her 2013 recording In This Life, Bridges offers yet another recording of incredible depth, beauty, spirituality, undiluted zeal and is the culmination of Baum’s search for common links between some of the world’s great religious music traditions. While conducting research for her Guggenheim Fellowship Award, Baum explains, “I found there to be very deep connections going back centuries, between certain types of Jewish music (my earliest musical influences), and Muslim/Arabic and Hindu/South Asian music.” Exploring these musical connections, and composing new music inspired by her findings, became the focus of Bridges.