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Carla Bley

Pianist and composer Carla Bley joins Alyn Shipton to choose her essential records, from the jazz opera Escalator Over the Hill via her various big bands, to her current small groups.

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Sat 19 Sep 2009 16:00

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  • Carla Bley & Paul Haines - Detective Writer Daughter

    Composer: Bley Performers: Jack Bruce/Carla Bley (vocals), Viva (narration), John McLaughlin (guitar), Michael Mantler (trumpet), Sharon Freeman (French horn), Roswell Rudd (trombone), Jack Jeffers (bass trombone), John Buckingham (tuba), Jimmy Lyons (alto saxophone), Gato Barbieri (tenor saxophone), Chris Woods (baritone), Carla Bley (piano), Charlie Haden (bass), Paul Motian (drums). 1968-71

  • Carla Bley Band

    Walking Batteriewoman

    Composer: Bley Performers: Michael Mantler (trombone), Carlos Ward (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone), Tony Dagradi (tenor saxophone, clarinet), Gary Valente (trombone), Joe Daley (euphonium), Earl McIntyre (tuba), Carla Bley (organ), Steve Swallow (bass), D Sharpe (drums). Dec 1980

    • Social Studies.
    • Watt.
    • 11 Tr 6.
  • Carla Bley Sextet

    More Brahms

    Composer: Bley Performers: Carla Bley (organ), Hiram Bullock (guitar), Larry Willis (piano), Steve Swallow (bass), Victor Lewis (drums), Don Alias (percussion, drums. Dec 1986

    • Sextet.
    • Watt.
    • 17 Tr 1.
  • Big Carla Bley Band

    Fleur Carnivore

    Composer: Bley Performers: Lew Soloff, Jens Winther (trumpets), Frank Lacy (French horn), Gary Valente (trombone), Bob Stewart (tuba), Daniel Baussier (oboe, flute), Wolfgang Pushnig (alto saxophone), Andy Sheppard (tenor saxophone), Cristof Lauer (tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone), Roberto Ottini (baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone) Karen Mantler (harmonica, organ, vibraphone), Carla Bley (piano), Steve Swallow (bass), Buddy Williams (drums), Don Alias (percussion. 14 Nov 1988 (Live at Montmartre, Copenhagen)

    • Fleur Carnivore.
    • Watt.
    • 21 Tr 1.
  • Carla Bley Big Band

    One Way

    Composer: Bley Performers: Carla Bley (piano), Roger Jannotta (soprano and alto saxophones, flute), Wolfgang Puschnig (alto saxophone), Andy Sheppard, Jerry Underwood (tenor saxophones), Julian Arguelles (baritone saxophone), Lew Soloff, Guy Barker, Claude Deppa (trumpets), Gary Valente, Pete Beachill, Chris Dean (trombones); Richard Henry (bass trombone), Karen Mantler (harmonica, organ), Steve Swallow (bass), Dennis Mackrel (drums). Soloists: Andy Sheppard, Gary Valente

    • Goes To Church.
    • Watt.
    • 27 Tr 3.
  • Carla Bley

    End of Vienna

    Composer: Bley Performers: Carla Bley (piano), Andrew Byrt (viola), Steve Morris (violin), Emma Black (cello), Steve Swallow (bass), Alison Hayhurst (flute), Sara Lee (cello), Chris Wells (percussion). Rec Dec 1997

    • Fancy Chamber Music.
    • Watt.
    • 28 Tr 3.
  • Carla Bley & Steve Swallow - Major

    Composer: Bley Performers: Carla Bley (piano), Steve Swallow (bass)

  • Carla Bley

    Sidewinders In Paradise

    Composer: Bley Performers: Lew Soloff (trumpet), Wolfgang Puschnig (flute, alto saxophone), Andy Sheppard (tenor saxophone), Gary Valente (trombone), Carla Bley (piano), Larry Goldings (organ), Steve Swallow (bass), Victor Lewis (drums).

    • 4 x 4.
    • Watt.
    • 30 Tr 2.
  • Carla Bley Big Band

    I Hadn't Anyone Til You

    Composer: Noble Performers: Earl Gadner, Lew Soloff, Giampaulo Casati Florian Eisch (trumpets), Beppe Calmosca, Gary Valente, Gigi Grata, Richard Henry (trombones), Roger Jannetta, Wolfgang Puschnig, Andy Sheppard, Christophe Panzane, JUlian Arguelles (reeds), Carla Bley (piano), Katen Mantler (organ), Steve Swallow (bass), Billy Drummond (drums). Paris, July 2006

    • Appearing Nightly.
    • Watt.
    • 33 Tr 5.
  • Carla Bley

    Hell's Bells

    Composer: Carle Bley Performers: Carla Bley (piano, organ), Steve Swallow (bass) and The Partyka Brass Quintet.

    • Carla's Christmas Carols.
    • WATT/ECM.
    • 271 2413 Tr 8.

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