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Bassist Steve Swallow and pianist Carla Bley are both acclaimed jazz composers and performers with international reputations. On this 1996 episode of Piano Jazz, they team up to talk with host Marian McPartland about their combined repertoire of innovative music. Bley and Swallow kick off the program with a duet version of Bley’s composition “Major.” Then, McPartland joins Bley for a unique duet on “Chopsticks,” and they close the show as a trio with Bley’s “Ad Infinitum.”
Originally broadcast in the winter of 1996.