Trios - Carla Bley/Andy Sheppard/Steve Swallow
Track Listing
  1. Utviklingssang
  2. Vashkar
  3. Les Trois Lagons (D'après Henri Matisse): Plate XVII/Plate XVIII/Plate XIX
  4. Wildlife: Horns/Paws Without Claws/Sex with Birds
  5. The Girl Who Cried Champagne, Pts. 1-3

Though Carla Bley's drummerless trio with saxophonist Andy Sheppard and bassist Steve Swallow has been a running concern for 20 years, they've not recorded together as such since 1995's live album Songs with Legs. Trios also marks a pair of firsts for Bley: it's her debut for ECM proper (she has recorded on the label-distributed Watt since 1974), and her initial date as a leader with another producer at the helm; in this case, Manfred Eicher. While no one was going to dictate arrangements to Bley, she did allow him the ...

Trios 2013, ECM

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