October 27, 2009 – 4:09 am

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Salzburg 2007 [no label, 2CD]

Live at Universitätsaula, Salzburg, Austria, October 28, 2007. Very good FM broadcast.

The gigging in the earlier part of 2007 by Carla Bley and the Lost Chords band certainly tightened the group’s playing and probably made for a hassle-free session when they recorded The Lost Chords Find Paolo Fresu in two days in August.

Even as the album would be released in November 2007, the group continued to perform and while the setlist drew largely from the new album, there were still lots of room to move around. Disc Two’s Rut certainly recalls a muted Miles as interpreted (some would say “channelled”) by rising Italian trumpeter Paolo Fresu.

And just as Miles not only helped to popularise Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez on Sketches Of Spain, Miles also made it his, Carla Bley’s Lost Chords band have done the same to that classic La Paloma. Opening with a Broadway touch, the song becomes a consummate interplay of voices and there are even portions that remind the listener of Weather Report sans Joe Zawinul’s keyboards.

While one imagines it might be more populist to cover Can You Read My Mind, the love theme from Superman, somehow the Lost Chords performing the Death Of Superman seemed more apt - thus providing a graceful and meditative end to an enjoyable performance.

Thanks to rillenheini for taping and sharing the tracks on the Dime site.

These tracks are no longer available for download (see below).

Disc 1
1. Signation & intro (2:30)
Banana Quintet:
2. One Banana / Two Banana / Three Banana (22:38)
3. Four Banana / Five Banana (17:22)
4. One Banana More (1:39)

Disc 2
1. Intro (1:08)
2. Rut (12:06)
3. La Paloma (11:28)
4. River Of Life (11:16)
5. Death Of Superman: Dream Sequence #1: Flying and outro (8:57)

Carla Bley - piano
Paolo Fresu - trumpet
Andy Sheppard - tenor saxophone
Steve Swallow - bass
Billy Drummond - drums

The Lost Chords Find Paolo Fresu is perhaps the most descriptive album title ever. Released in 2007, it is Bley’s most accessible album in years and seeks to showcase the young Italian trumpeter of the title. The Banana Quintet is featured on this CD. Buy it here.

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I just realized that you are offering a .mp3 version of my upload to dime.
Kindly note that I gave no permission to do so, so please delete this from the tracker.

D.H.Kraner (rillenheini)

  1. 4 Responses to “CARLA BLEY - SALZBURG 2007”

  2. hey bigo, first comment. cool. i got this one too. since the other carla bley was so good, i got this one too. not really avant but jazz. it’s good. also, since that one was labeled the lost chords, the venue, etc. i just labeled this the same way. once my tags are fixed, i don’t like changing them, unless i make a typo or forget to put country or something.

    i will play this walking.


    By Ed Saad on Oct 27, 2009

  3. hey bigo, i just fixed the tags, and i just noticed that this show is a day shy of two years ago exactly. tags are fixed.

    i’ve done this before on jaco from paris to ny last dec. same as above exact it was exact date. i remember i actually went back and changed genre cause it really isn’t avant even thought ali is on drums. i just put jazz.

    thanks again,

    By Ed Saad on Oct 27, 2009

  4. Hey men ! It´s sensationel.Two words only :

    By Catman on Oct 27, 2009

  5. pretty good, bigo! i played it walking. it should be root not rut. i will fix that.


    By Ed Saad on Oct 27, 2009

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