Jamie Baum’s performance at Firehouse 12 is reviewed.
Flutist Jamie Baum returned to her home state Friday for an exultant performance at New Haven’s Firehouse 12. The Fairfield native led her septet on an alluring voyage through a musical landscape teeming with possibilities.
Baum’s compositions often draw upon modern classical music and advanced jazz concepts for inspiration. Despite their lofty origins, her pieces sounded playful and punchy, thanks to the admirable improvisatory skills of her band mates.