Carla Bley and Steve Swallow – Lawns

Carla Bley Biography

Steve Swallow Biography 

Carla Bley playing duets with Steve Swallow, which started as recreation, soon turned professional and
Steve and Carla toured and recorded as a duo regularly for five years. Their first album was
called Duets. They were guests on the short-lived NBC TV Night Music series, produced by Hal
Willner and hosted by David Sanborn. During that time she also worked with a 15-piece band
and recorded the album Fleur Carnivore, then started writing for the standard Big Band
instrumentation. Another album, Dreamkeeper, arranged for Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music
Orchestra, won the Downbeat Record of the Year award. She also was named Best Composer
by Jazz Times magazine and Jazz Musician of the Year by Hi Fi Vision.

Carla Bley