Carla Bley at Dartmouth Reviewed

Source: The Dartmouth.

In a double-bill performance, the Dartmouth ensemble showcased a wide selection of Bley’s big band forms from the past 50 years before Bley then took the stage with long-time colleagues Andy Sheppard and Steve Swallow on saxophone and bass, respectively.

As an accomplished pianist, composer and bandleader, notable for her contribution to the free jazz movement of the 1960s, Bley’s reputation precedes her. Bringing in a world-class artist like Bley is exemplary of the Hopkins Center’s efforts to expose Dartmouth to a broader artistic community beyond the campus.