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The Carla Bley Band

Amazingrace (Evanston, IL)

Jul 4, 1978 - Early

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  1. 1 Song Sung Long 21:57
  2. 2 Stage Banter 01:49
  3. 3 Spangled Banner Minor and Other Patriotic Songs 05:20
  4. 4 Spangled Banner Minor and Other Patriotic Songs continued 00:42
  5. 5 Spangled Banner Minor and Other Patriotic Songs continued 01:45
  6. 6 Spangled Banner Minor and Other Patriotic Songs continued 01:26
  7. 7 Spangled Banner Minor and Other Patriotic Songs continued 01:16
  8. 8 New National Anthem / Stars & Stripes Forever 17:50
  9. 9 stage banter/ song intro 06:11
  10. 10 A New Hymn 10:59
  11. 11 stage banter/song intro 00:36
  12. 12 Rose And Sad Song 09:47
  13. 13 Rose And Sad Song continued 08:54
  14. 14 Stage Banter 00:13
  15. 15 Drinking Music 07:07
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Liner Notes

Carla Bley - piano, organ, conductor; "Blue" Gene Tyranny - piano, keyboards; Michael Mantler - trumpet; Alan Braufman - alto saxophone, clarinet, flute; Gary Windo - soprano and tenor saxophone; George Lewis - trombone; John Clark - french horn, guitar; Bob Stewart - tuba; Patty Price - bass; Phillip Wilson - drums

This recording is an important discovery as very little circulates from her 1960/70s eras outside of official releases. These are very good quality and nearly complete performances featuring a phenomenal lineup. Like Zappa and Miles, Bley has always been a magnet and mentor to legendary musicians and this lineup is a prime example. Every member of this relatively big band is accomplished individually and most became bandleaders. These recordings also feature some of Bley's most celebrated compositions when they were still relatively new. Bley has always embraced a lack of boundaries in her music, but this was a particularly experimental era featuring everything from national anthems to free jazz territory.

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More The Carla Bley Band

Carla Bley - piano, organ, conductor; "Blue" Gene Tyranny - piano, keyboards; Michael Mantler - trumpet; Alan Braufman - alto saxophone, clarinet, flute; Gary Windo - soprano and tenor saxophone; George Lewis - trombone; John Clark - french horn, guitar; Bob Stewart - tuba; Patty Price - bass; Phillip Wilson - drums

This recording is an important discovery as very little circulates from her 1960/70s eras outside of official releases. These are very good quality and nearly complete performances featuring a phenomenal lineup. Like Zappa and Miles, Bley has always been a magnet and mentor to legendary musicians and this lineup is a prime example. Every member of this relatively big band is accomplished individually and most became bandleaders. These recordings also feature some of Bley's most celebrated compositions when they were still relatively new. Bley has always embraced a lack of boundaries in her music, but this was a particularly experimental era featuring everything from national anthems to free jazz territory.