Steve Cardenas – Healing Power: The Music of Carla Bley (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Steve Cardenas - Healing Power: The Music of Carla Bley (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] Download

Steve Cardenas – Healing Power: The Music of Carla Bley (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 44:35 minutes | 640 MB | Genre: Jazz
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The singular catalog of the great pianist/composer Carla Bley has been celebrated and performed for decades. She has not only performed her unique compositions in her own star-studded bands but has had them canonized by such legendary artists as Gary Burton and Paul Bley. Having had first-hand experience playing with Carla Bley in two groups, guitarist Steve Cardenas and his trio mates bassist Ben Allison and reed master Ted Nash, have created a brilliant recording of nine Bley pieces on their new album, Healing Power.

Cardenas was first introduced to the music of Carla Bley as a teenager when he heard Gary Burton’s Dreams So Real, which featured guitar icons Mick Goodrick and Pat Metheny. Goodrick’s beautiful solo on Bley’s “Vox Humana” left a lasting impression on Cardenas which then led him to explore Bley’s music from the recordings of Paul Bley, Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra and on to her avant-pop recordings of the 1980s.

In 2004, Cardenas was invited by Charlie Haden to join the newly reformed Liberation Music Orchestra when Goodrick, who had been in the group since 1982, had stopped touring a few years earlier. Cardenas toured that summer with LMO and appeared on the group’s 2005 release, Not In Our Name. Cardenas went on to join bassist Steve Swallow’s Quintet in 2009, with Bley playing organ in the group. The result was several tours and a record (Into The Woodwork) thus further solidifying Cardenas’s musical relationship with Bley and Swallow.


1-1. Steve Cardenas – Ida Lupino (06:15)
1-2. Steve Cardenas – Donkey (05:11)
1-3. Steve Cardenas – And Now, The Queen (03:13)
1-4. Steve Cardenas – Ictus (03:31)
1-5. Steve Cardenas – Lawns (06:21)
1-6. Steve Cardenas – Ad Infinitum (06:18)
1-7. Steve Cardenas – Olhos De Gato (04:46)
1-8. Steve Cardenas – King Korn (03:29)
1-9. Steve Cardenas – Healing Power (05:26)


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