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Carla Bley
THE LOST CHORDS find PAOLO FRESU

Paolo Fresu trumpet, flugelhorn
Andy Sheppard soprano and tenor saxophones
Carla Bley piano
Steve Swallow bass
Billy Drummond drums
 
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Recorded May 2007
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"While trying to write new music for The Lost Chords, I kept hearing a trumpet. It wasn't the usual trumpet sound I hear when I write for Big Band. It was elegant and eloquent. Earthy yet ethereal. Suddenly I could hear this beautiful sound leaking out of Andy' Sheppard’s headphones. I realized it was Paolo Fresu." Carla Bley did the obvious thing, inviting the Italian trumpeter to join her group for a recording at Gérard de Haro’s Studios La Buisonne near Avignon, and on the European tour to mark its release.