Qluster — Echtzeit (Bureau B)

In a fairly recent interview, Steve Swallow and Carla Bley were discussing the lack of cliché in Bley’s playing. I kept thinking of that conversation when listening to this sixth offering from the revitalized Qluster, active in this incarnation since 2011. Following the departure of founding member Dieter Moebius in 2010, a new and prolific phase was inaugurated; Echtzeit is simultaneously its latest manifestation and a bold departure.

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