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Carla Bley, Andy Sheppard, Steve Swallow

Life Goes On

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CD

Released: 14th Feb 2020

£14.99

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LP

Released: 14th Feb 2020

£21.99

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Drifting through smoky bar recordings into jaunty, well-humoured numbers, this collaboration has a little something for every jazz head.

This recording takes the form of three suites: the title piece begins as a stoical blues, at first melancholic then hopeful. ‘Beautiful Telephones’ has plenty of Bley’s dark wit and ‘Copycat’ explores the notion of call-and-response in fresh ways as the improvisers continue each other’s thoughts. Throughout, Carla’s distinctive piano, with its hints of Monk and Satie, is beautifully framed by Swallow’s eloquent, elegant bass guitar and Sheppard’s yearning saxes. “The compositions presented here—all from Bley's pen—are spare and without frills—nothing fancy about them. They are spacious and seemingly simple, coming out of a lifetime of musical expression. And they are simply beautiful.” 8/10 – All About Jazz

Life Goes On

Tracklist

  1. Life Goes On: Life Goes On
  2. Life Goes On: On
  3. Life Goes On: And On
  4. Life Goes On: And Then One Day
  5. Beautiful Telephones: I
  6. Beautiful Telephones: II
  7. Beautiful Telephones: III
  8. Copycat: After You
  9. Copycat: Follow The Leader
  10. Copycat: Copycat