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London 2004 [no label, 1CD]

London Jazz Festival. South Bank Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, UK; November 19, 2004. Very good FM (mono?) broadcast.

 Thanks to ZazafromJOho for sharing the show at Dime.

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John Fordham, theguardian.com:

Carla Bley brought the fine quartet that made her recent Lost Chords album, and it delivered the same skewed appraisals of such materials as the American national anthem and Three Blind Mice, with diversions into Thelonious Monk along the way. Andy Sheppard played the anthem straight over a free-jazz drum thrash at one point, as gospel and as quiet funk at others.

Three Blind Mice opened as a dolorous tenor-sax feature over a shuffle, and turned into an unbroken circular-breathing marathon on soprano, Sheppard’s party piece. The saxophonist then played the solo of the evening, a mix of raucous blurts, airy high notes and sweeping runs on Bley’s Monk tribute, Mr Misterioso.

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FM (mono?) > Cassette > ION USB cassette deck > Audacity 3.1.3 (denoise/tracking/normalising) > LTH > FLAC6

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Set List:
National Anthem (Part I, II, II, IV, V)
3 Blind Mice
Mister Misterioso
John Fordham Interviews Carla Bley
Lost Chords

Track 01. Untitled 21:43
Track 02. Untitled 6:53
Track 03. Untitled 10:48
Track 04. Untitled 10:15
Track 05. Untitled 8:11
Track 06. Untitled 18:40
Track 07. Untitled 9:14
86 mins

Carla Bley - piano
Steve Swallow - electric bass
Andy Sheppard - saxophone
Billy Drummond - drum

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  1. 2 Responses to “JAZZ ON SUNDAY: CARLA BLEY - LONDON 2004”

  2. Rumor has it I take golden showers

    By U L E on Oct 2, 2022

  3. She would never fuck me or pee on me *sob*

    By U L E on Oct 3, 2022

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