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Carla Bley/Andy Sheppard/Steve Swallow

Life Goes On

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RUT - Live at Regattabar
1 Life Goes On  
2 On  
3 And On  
4 And Then One Day  
5 Beautiful Telephones (Pt. 1)  
6 Beautiful Telephones (Pt. 2)  
7 Beautiful Telephones (Pt. 3)  
8 Copycat: After You  
9 Copycat: Follow The Leader  
10 Copycat: Copycat  
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The third volume of a sequence of albums begun with Trios in 2013 and continued with Andando El Tiempo (2016), Life Goes On – once more recorded in Lugano and produced by Manfred Eicher - features striking new music from American pianist/composer Carla Bley, whose trio with saxophonist Andy Sheppard and bassist Swallow has a long history. (Their first recording in trio format was Songs with Legs, recorded for the ECM-distributed WATT label in 1994.) Bley has composed for ensembles of every size but, over time, the trio has established itself as an ideal unit for expressing the essence of her work. Throughout Life Goes On, Carla's terse, distinctive piano, shaping phrases irreducible as Monk or Satie, is beautifully framed by Swallow's eloquent, elegant bass guitar and Sheppard's yearning saxes. This trio has a unique collective sound, reflecting – as The Telegraph recently noted – "musical mastery of a rare order". 

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