Pays : United States Label : ECM Genres et styles : Jazz Année : 2020

Life Goes On

· par Steve Naud

In recent years, the jazz form has experienced a revival thanks to young wolves who have introduced hip hop rhythms and electro influences into the mix. Enough to make the more traditional post-bop of pianist Carla Bley (81), bassist Steve Swallow (79) and saxophonist Andy Sheppard (a young 63) sound like dinosaur music.

From the very first notes played by Bley, the unsuspecting listener might think they’re dealing with a creaky old blues number. Not the case! Throughout the first of the three suites on this disc, the pianist’s mischievous playing, the warm sound of Swallow’s electric bass, and Sheppard’s refined but never starchy approach, blow away anything that could be compared to dust.

The title of the second suite, “Beautiful Telephones”, alludes to a comment by Donald Trump, who was reportedly impressed by the White House telephones when he entered the building. It’s more serious in content, but there are no outbursts of anger or despair. This is one of the great qualities of the album: preferring to take things lightly, Bley and her partners never go overboard.

After a few ironic quotes from American patriotic tunes and Chopin’s Funeral March, the trio start “Copycat”, the last suite on the programme, with a gentle touch. The conversation between the three musicians is so fluid that the listener can only give it full attention, right up to the last moments of this sharp and lively record, one that shows that age is nothing more than a state of mind.

Tout le contenu 360

Sarah Rossy – Seemingly Insatiable Waves

Sarah Rossy – Seemingly Insatiable Waves

Cyrille Dubois/Tristan Raës – Louis Beydts (1895-1953) : Melodies and Songs

Cyrille Dubois/Tristan Raës – Louis Beydts (1895-1953) : Melodies and Songs

Ruth Saphir – Accolades of Time

Ruth Saphir – Accolades of Time

Gabriel Genest – As It Is

Gabriel Genest – As It Is

Karma Glider – Sugarcane

Karma Glider – Sugarcane

Shannon & The Clams – The Moon Is In The Wrong Place

Shannon & The Clams – The Moon Is In The Wrong Place

FIMAV 2024 | Sélébéyone, or cultural intersections according to Steve Lehman

FIMAV 2024 | Sélébéyone, or cultural intersections according to Steve Lehman

Kaia Kater Talks About Her New Album Strange Medicine

Kaia Kater Talks About Her New Album Strange Medicine

FIMAV | Natural Information Society informs you of its great sounds !

FIMAV | Natural Information Society informs you of its great sounds !

Catherine Major – La mémoire du corps

Catherine Major – La mémoire du corps

Myriam Gendron – Mayday

Myriam Gendron – Mayday

CMIM – Piano 2024 | Jaeden Izik-Dzurko, first Canadian pianist ever to win

CMIM – Piano 2024 | Jaeden Izik-Dzurko, first Canadian pianist ever to win

CMIM – Piano 2024: The finalists’ penultimate stretch (Part 2)

CMIM – Piano 2024: The finalists’ penultimate stretch (Part 2)

Empress Of – For Your Consideration

Empress Of – For Your Consideration

CMIM – Piano 2024: The penultimate round of finalists (Part 1)

CMIM – Piano 2024: The penultimate round of finalists (Part 1)

Musical Chairs, a chamber music festival at the Schulich School of Music

Musical Chairs, a chamber music festival at the Schulich School of Music

Swing the Mass at Cinquième salle : Will Todd’s Mass in Blue for a rare occasion in Quebec

Swing the Mass at Cinquième salle : Will Todd’s Mass in Blue for a rare occasion in Quebec

Meet Uuriintuya Khalivan: the woman who brings Mongolia to Canada

Meet Uuriintuya Khalivan: the woman who brings Mongolia to Canada

CMIM – Piano 2024 | Finalists announced

CMIM – Piano 2024 | Finalists announced

Women’s Silk Roads at the Centre des Musiciens du Monde Festival 2024

Women’s Silk Roads at the Centre des Musiciens du Monde Festival 2024

Random Access Memories, 11 years later: HI FI document at PHI Center

Random Access Memories, 11 years later: HI FI document at PHI Center

The Messthetics – And James Brandon Lewis

The Messthetics – And James Brandon Lewis

Job For A Cowboy – Moon Healer

Job For A Cowboy – Moon Healer

Spectral Voice – Sparagmos

Spectral Voice – Sparagmos

Inscrivez-vous à l'infolettre