The Sunday Jazz Brunch Presents

David Bloom

Air Date: 10/9/2022

"Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies." (Aristotle)

This is a quote from the recent book from Bloom's School of Music founder David Bloom. The book, entitled What is Soul?, might at first glance seem to be about soul music, or maybe soul in music, and it is, but it is more than that, as evidenced by the above quote. 

Mr. Bloom, native of Chicago, has released a new album entitled Shadow of a Soul, tracks from which you will enjoy on this edition of the Sunday Jazz Brunch. 

I am not surprised to learn that Mr. Bloom has wide ranging interests, has published books including a number of music instruction guides, has founded a music school, and plays guitar and flute at the professional level. His music is very original and in my view reflects the eclectic nature of his accomplishments.



The show opens with the title track from the new release. It is mysterious and beguiling. I can say the same about another track that opens the second hour, called Fatal Honey.

I have asked some of my Chicago jazz friends about David and they gush about him- a fine artist and a good man. I'm thrilled to premiere his new music on SJB.


I like to think that all my sets are dripping with emotion, but sometimes a set will come together and the emotion will ooze out all over the place. That's what you'll hear at the end of the first hour, and I just had to call it out to you. The first two tracks sort of have children at play as a theme or sub theme, although the Karrin Allyson track Live for Life is really just using the sound of children playing to add an exclamation point to its message. Kristin Callahan's Lost in a Dream is an unrequited love song, and we know how strong those emotions can be. Luiz Bonfa puts a bow tie on the set with his delicate magic.

Clara Moreno

Every now and then I like to pull out the one CD we have from this fine Brazilian singer. You'll hear two tracks from the CD during Brazil/World hour. I'm sure you'll agree she is a top-flight artist.

Well summer is over. I hope you had a good one. Get the leaf blower ready!


HOUR ONE: Contemplative Morning

David Bloom\Shadow of a Soul 2022\Shadow of a Soul
Jerry Kalaf\Welcome to Earth 2014\Moving On
Don Sebesky-I Remember Bill- Tribute to Bill Evans 1998-06 Peace Piece
Shirley Horn-You're My Thrill-07 My Heart Stood Still 2001
Tim Ray-Excursions And Adventures-03 Gone, Not Forgotten-2020
Sheléa\Pretty World\You're Not Alone
Silvio Amato\Variations of Relevance 07 Sonnet Melancholia
Veronica Swift-This Bitter Earth-09 As Long As He Needs Me-2021

Special Emotional Set

Gregoire Maret-Gregoire Maret-13 Childrens Suite- Outro 2012
Karrin Allyson-Collage-12 Live for Life 1996
Kristin Callahan\Lost In a Dream\5 Lost In A Dream
Luiz Bonfá-The Bonfá Magic-14 Love Chemistry [Instrumental] 1992

HOUR TWO: New For You

David Bloom\Shadow of a Soul 2022\010 David Bloom & Cliff Colnut - Fatal Honey
Al Foster\Reflections 2022 - Beat
Tim Fitzgerald\Full House 2022\West Coast Blues
Craig Davis\Tone Paintings\Dary Departs
David Slonaker Big Band\Convergency 2022\10_I Had The Craziest Dream
Billy Drummond\Valse Sinistre 006 Billy Drummond & Freedom of Ideas - Changes For Trane & Monk
Brian Charette\Jackpot 2022\Good Fortune
San Gabriel Seven feat Sinne Eeg-Under The Stars 2022-07 What About Love
Courtney Freed\Big Crazy Love 2022\Big Crazy Love
Alberto Pibiri Trio\Stardust 2022\Angel Eyes
Yvonne Flores\Sheer Bliss 2022\Wild is the Wind
Ben Black\-Ben-Black-Mystery-and-Wonder 2021\South

HOUR THREE: Brazil/World

Daniela Soledade\Pretty World 2022\Down In Brazil
Maria Bethânia-Canto Do Paje (Song Of The Shaman) 1991-03 Maria - Linda Flor (Beautiful Flower) feat Joao Gilberto
Antonio Adolfo\Octet and Originals 2022\10 Toada Moderna
Chiara Civello\Chansons 2022\I Will Wait For You
Clara Moreno-Meu Samba Torto-02 Sabe Quem 2006
Chris Cortez\Hermanos 2022\Cortez-Williams Project - 04 Un Pedazo De Tu Sonrisa
Clara Moreno-Meu Samba Torto-06 Morena Boca De Ouro 2006
Claudio Roditi-Simpatico-02 Altitude 2010
Daniela Soledade\Pretty World 004 Daniela Soledade - Beijo No Arpoador (featuring Randy Brecker)
Dave Frishberg-Classics-15 Listen Here 1991
Djavan-Perfil-17 Eu Te Devoro-2006
Eliane Elias-Dance of Time-10 Na Batucada Da Vida 2017

HOUR FOUR: Groove, Baby

Jazz Funk Soul\Forecast 2022\10 - CSL (For Charles Samuel Loeb)
Nica Carrington\Times Like These 2022\Angel Eyes
Tim Fitzgerald\Full House 2022\Far Wes
Grant Geissman\BLOOZ 11 This and That with Tom Scott
Norman Brown\Let's Get Away 2022\L.A. Chill
Brian Charette\Jackpot 2022\Vague Reply
Marion Meadows-Twice As Nice 2021-10 The Thrill of Rain
Chris Standring\soul-express\Constellation
Pieces of a Dream\Fired Up 2021\In Too Deep
Bill O'Connell-A Change Is Gonna Come 2022-02 Loco-Motive
Euge Groove-Groove On-09 Always Love You (Feat. Lindsay Webster) 2017


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