Carla Bley | Andy Sheppard | Steve Swallow European Tour July 2016

Carla Bley European Tour July 2016


Carla Bley’s trio with Andy Sheppard and Steve Swallow has a number of concerts in Europe this month playing music from the new album released earlier this year to coincide with the 80th birthday of the Nea Jazz Master.


“One of jazz history’s most iconoclastic figures” The Times

 “coolly ravishing new album” The New York Times

“captivating, and inconceivable in the hands of anyone else” The Guardian

“Big Force in a Small Group”  The Wall Street Journal

“a tight unit, a three-headed monster, a well-oiled machine” JAZZIZ


Carla Bley: Piano
Andy Sheppard: Tenor and Soprano Saxophones
Steve Swallow: Bass

Andando el Tiempo features new music of wide emotional compass by Carla Bley, and underlines her originality and resourcefulness as a jazz composer. “Saints Alive!” sets up animated conversations between the participants with striking statements from Steve Swallow’s bass guitar and Andy Sheppard’s soprano sax. The stately “Naked Bridges/Diving Brides” draws inspiration from Mendelssohn and the poetry of Paul Haines. And the powerful three part title composition – which addresses the trials and tribulations of recovery from addiction – moves through sorrow to hopefulness and joy. The trio with Sheppard and Swallow has been an ideal vehicle for Carla’s writing for more than 20 years and also provides one of the best contexts for her unique piano playing. Like the critically lauded ECM album Trios (2012), Andando el Tiempo was recorded at Lugano’s RSI Studio and produced by Manfred Eicher.

Read more about the album HERE

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