Carla Bley Trio (US)

DR Koncerthuset, Studie 2 , København S

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Carla Bley was born in Oakland, California in 1936. She began writing music after meeting pianist Paul Bley. When saxophonist Ornette Coleman came on the scene in the mid-fifties, Paul Bley immediately hired him and Carla Bley was exposed nightly to free playing, a powerful influence that was to affect her writing for many years. At the end of the sixties Gary Burton recorded Carla’s first extended work, A Genuine Tong Funeral. Shortly after, Charlie Haden asked her to arrange and write for The Liberation Music Orchestra. Playing duets with guitarist Steve Swallow, which started as recreation, soon turned professional and Swallow and Bley toured and recorded as a duo regularly. They now live in contented isolation, in the mountains of upstate New York. Bandleader and composer Andy Sheppard is one of Europe’s leading saxophonists, playing and writing for settings from solo to big band and chamber orchestra.

Carla Bley was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1972 for mu...

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Line up:
  • Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Andy Sheppard

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