Carla Bley Trio and the Monash Art Ensemble

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Carla Bley Trio + the Monash Art Ensemble

Music Auditorium, Monash University Clayton

A giant of the genre, Carla Bley has been active on the jazz scene since the 1950s. She has worked with such music luminaries as Art Farmer, Nick Mason and George Russell. So it was a huge privilege to photograph her at work and I approached it with awe and a little trepidation. I recall at one point getting a little too close for her liking. I apologised and we both laughed about it. She mentioned something about not being made up for photo’s but I suspect she was just trying to put me at ease. Here she is with the equally celebrated Steve Swallow on guitar and Andy Sheppard on saxophone.

June 6th, 2017

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