Bley, Carla

ECM, 2020CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 26.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 81
Score Chart

O’s Notes: The trio is bassist Steve Swallow, Andy Sheppard on tenor sax and leader, pianist Carla Bley. They combine for a gentle and very soothing session that is like a lullaby! It is a collection of warm, sometimes blue ballads that speak volumes. There are three suites: “Life Goes On: Parts I-IV”, “Beautiful Telephones: I-III” and “Copycat I-III”. While each of the musicians are featured, Sheppard does a fine job with warm melodies on each passage! Bley at 81 remains vibrant and easy to embrace.


Publicist: Crossover Media