Carla Bley Trio

USA/UK

Thursday 8 June
at 7:30pm

Thursday 8 June

Melbourne Recital Centre

Pioneering

Luminous

Masterful

Compelling

Iconic

Price

A Reserve: $89 / $81 CONC.
B Reserve: $81 / $71 CONC.

Plus $5.50-$8 Transaction Fee per order (not applicable for in-person bookings)

Jazz luminary Carla Bley and her long-standing trio make their Australian debut in a performance that is destined to be a Festival highlight.

After years of composing for other artists, Bley’s recording of her 1971 jazz-rock opera Escalator Over the Hill announced a unique and powerful voice. Since then, she has produced a remarkable body of work across almost 30 albums, in small groups and big bands, most notably with Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra. In 2015 she was recognised with the NEA Jazz Master award – the highest honour an American jazz artist can receive.

Her chamber trio with Steve Swallow (Gary Burton, John Scofield) and Andy Sheppard (Gil Evans, Randy Brecker) displays the sophisticated interaction and inspiring intimacy that comes from 20 years of collaboration. Don’t miss their compelling mix of bright melodic lines, delicate nuance and boundless artistry.

Personnel

Carla Bley
piano

Andy Sheppard
saxophone

Steve Swallow
electric bass

Opening Act

Paul Williamson Quintet

Australia

Personnel

Paul Williamson
trumpet

Julien Wilson
tenor saxophone

Andrea Keller
piano

Chris Hale
electric bass

James McLean
drums

Jazz luminary Carla Bley and her long-standing trio make their Australian debut in a performance that is destined to be a Festival highlight.

After years of composing for other artists, Bley’s recording of her 1971 jazz-rock opera Escalator Over the Hill announced a unique and powerful voice. Since then, she has produced a remarkable body of work across almost 30 albums, in small groups and big bands, most notably with Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra. In 2015 she was recognised with the NEA Jazz Master award – the highest honour an American jazz artist can receive.

Her chamber trio with Steve Swallow (Gary Burton, John Scofield) and Andy Sheppard (Gil Evans, Randy Brecker) displays the sophisticated interaction and inspiring intimacy that comes from 20 years of collaboration. Don’t miss their compelling mix of bright melodic lines, delicate nuance and boundless artistry.

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