Cardenas, Steve - Healing Power : The Music of Carla Bley CD

SKU 28-SYS1664.2
Steve Cardenas - guitar
Ben Allison - bass
Ted Nash - woodwinds

The singular catalog of the great pianist/composer Carla Bley has been celebrated and performed for decades. She has not only performed her unique compositions in her own star-studded bands but has had them canonized by such legendary artists as Gary Burton and Paul Bley. Having had first-hand experience playing with Carla Bley in two groups, guitarist Steve Cardenas and his trio mates bassist Ben Allison and reed master Ted Nash, have created a brilliant recording of nine Bley pieces on their new album, Healing Power.
In 2004, Cardenas was invited by Charlie Haden to join the newly reformed Liberation Music Orchestra when Goodrick, who had been in the group since 1982, had stopped touring a few years earlier. Cardenas toured that summer with LMO and appeared on the group’s 2005 release, Not In Our Name. Cardenas went on to join bassist Steve Swallow’s Quintet in 2009, with Bley playing organ in the group. The result was several tours and a record (Into The Woodwork) thus further solidifying Cardenas’s musical relationship with Bley and Swallow.
The collective trio of Cardenas, Allison, and Nash came together in 2011 when Allison was invited to play a concert in upstate New York. Allison thought it would be a nice opportunity to explore the music of the legendary guitarist Jim Hall with Cardenas and Nash. The trio also found further inspiration in the Jimmy Giuffre drummer-less trio that featured Hall. The music of Carla Bley straddles the musical sensibilities that this collective trio has focused on for over a decade. In this regard, the trio’s connection to the esthetic of Giuffre’s later trio, which featured Paul Bley and Steve Swallow, is apparent as this version Giuffre’s groundbreaking trios played many of Carla Bley’s compositions.”
  • LabelSunnyside
  • UPC016728166423
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