Carla Bley: Ad Infinitum


Ad Infinitum


Carla Bley (piano)


The Lost Chords Find Paolo Fresu (WATT 34)

Buy Track


Carla Bley (piano), Paolo Fresu (trumpet), Andy Sheppard (tenor sax, soprano sax), Steve Swallow (bass), Billy Drummond (drums).

Composed by Carla Bley


Recorded: Studio La Buissonne, Pernes Les Fontaines, France. May 19 and 20, 2007


Rating: 86/100 (learn more)

Here we have a Carla Bley composition being given its third context. “Ad Infinitum” first appeared on her essential, large ensemble LP, Dinner Music. Years later, Bley and Steve Swallow took a far different approach on their duet record Go Together. With Italian trumpeter Paolo Fresu brought into the Lost Chords fold, it sounds like saxophone player Andy Sheppard may have discovered a long-lost jazz brother. Sheppard takes a long, dynamic solo just past the song's midpoint that leads into some incredibly nuanced phrase trading between Sheppard and Fresu. Yes, the Lost Chords have definitely found something here.

Reviewer: Mark Saleski


Comments are closed.