Listening to it now, just arrived in the mail. I only found out about this album a few days ago because it was listed in the 2016 Jazz Times Critic's Choice list. (rant follows) Amazingly, JT has not bothered to review it yet nor had I seen any ads for it in that magazine's past issues although it suposedly came out in early November. Trying to keep track of new albums seems harder than ever in this Internet age...do I really have to spend all day surfing the web to find out what is coming out? More mind-boggling was the fact that this is actually an import...apparently Impulse is now part of Universal Music's European subsidiiary, maybe they are pressing all of the jazz (Verve, ECM, etc.) for Universal now? According to the cover, it was pressed in Germany and the snail-mail address for the label is in the Netherlands. (end of rant) Oh yeah, the music. Two live tracks recorded for Belgian radio bookend the album (one is an arrangement of "Blue in Green"), then there are three tracks composed by Carla Bley and recorded by the LMO with Steve Swallow in the bass chair. One is "Útviklingssang" perhaps my all time favorite Carla tune, a simple, somber melody with shifting harmonies and bass line as it repeats. The final track is a live version of "Song For The Whales" where Charlie plays arco, imitating humpack whale singing, a gentle reminder of how adventurous he could still be. It is strange hearing the LMO without Charlie himself on bass and I suppose this will be the end of this band, especially with Carla now turned 80. If you are a fan of either Charlie or Carla, I strongly recommend this one.