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Songs With Legs

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  • Audio CD (May 23, 1995)
  • Label: Ecm Records
  • ASIN: B000003212
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #761,046 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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It really doesn't get any better than this! Steve Swallow is extrordinary in this drummerless trio. His playing is so right- on rythmically and in structure with this amazing trio, you don't miss, or want the drums at all. This recording features one of the finest electric bass solo ever recorded. The sound on this CD is wonderful, full and natural.
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Here is a piano trio of a different sort, with Carla Bley on piano, Andy Sheppard on saxophones, and Steve Swallow on electric bass. Frankly, with Bley and Swallow, I never quite know what to expect, and never having heard Sheppard before at the time I auditioned this, I had even less of an idea what this CD was going to like; however, I was delighted to discover a really enjoyable recording, with all three musicians playing a significant role. Six songs recorded live in six countries, with a high level of musical inspiration and excellent recording quality throughout, the highlights for me being a soulful/playful rendition of Bley's "The Lord is Listenin' to Ya, Hallelujah!" and a wonderful arrangement of Monk's "Misterioso."
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Carla Bley's uniquely imaginative and original arrangements, coupled with the incomparable bass guitar of Steve Swallow and Andy Sheppard's mellow but incisive sax make this an unmissable addtion to the collection for all 'Watts family' fans: anyone who hasn't heard them SHOULD!
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Carla Bley and Steve Swallow have been performing as a duo for years. For this disc they're joined by the UK saxophonist Andy Sheppard. Rather oddly the six tracks on the disc were recorded at six different concerts given throughout Europe--though one wouldn't have guessed this just from the recording, as the acoustic quality and piano don't sound especially different from track to track. The point of the title is presumably that all six songs--five originals, plus an arrangement of Monk's "Misterioso"--are established numbers from Bley's big-band repertoire, refashioned in this trio context.
It's a slightly odd album, in that it pairs Bley, who like Gil Evans or George Russell plays "arranger's piano" rather than being a highly skilled soloist, with two virtuosic players. For me the main attraction is actually in hearing Steve Swallow, who is without a doubt the finest electric bassist in jazz. Still, I do find the album, like the Swallow/Bley duo albums, rather too cloistered and conspiratorial to have a strong impact--I think I'd rather hear the full band (check out the recent, marvellous _...Goes to Church_, for instance). & in this stripped-down context the tunes based on single-chord bass riffs are rather dull. That said, there are two superb tracks here: the Monk arrangement (a gospelly version of the tune which more or less ignores its original chord changes), & the glorious & lovely closing tune, "Crazy With You".
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Bought from Amazon for years, first time I am regretting it. cannot simply download the album on my hard drive without installing the Amazon app that crashes my firewall.

Thanks Amazon for trying to be Apple.
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