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Bley, Carla - Very Big Carla Bley Band [New, Vinyl]

Genre: Jazz
Media: Vinyl
Product code (SKU):  Watt (ECM)
In stock: yes
Weight: 300 g

Released in 1991, this, as the name suggests, is Carla Bley leading a much larger ensemble than usual. Naturally she leads on keyboards, with extensive and sterling backing from an impressive arrange of musicians (listed below).  The album had mixed reviews, polarised between those who, as ever, and with justification, admire her powers of composition and bandleading, and those who yearned for the more avante-garde and experimental projects that came before.

So this album depends on what you want.  If you seek the Carla Bley of earlier years, e.g. Escalator Over The Hill. then move on.  Those who appreciate her compositional prowess and abilities as a leader then this is for you.



Carla Bley - piano


    Steve Swallow - bass guitar

    Victor Lewis - drums

    Don Alias - percussion

    Karen Mantler - organ

    Lew SoloffGuy BarkerClaude DeppaSteven Bernstein - trumpet

    Gary ValenteRichard EdwardsFayyaz Virji - trombone

    Ashley Slater - bass trombone

    Roger Janotta - oboefluteclarinetsoprano saxophone

    Wolfgang Puschnig - alto saxophoneflute

    Andy Sheppard - tenor saxophoneclarinet

    Pete Hurt - tenor saxophonesoprano saxophone

    Pablo Calogero - baritone saxophone


Track Listing:
  1. United States - 15:32
  2. Strange Arrangement - 7:46
  3. All Fall Down - 12:46
  4. Who Will Rescue You? - 7:12
  5. Lo Ultimo - 9:25

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