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Carla Bley Live

Carla Bley Live
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We revisit a recording captured at the 2017 Melbourne International Jazz Festival featuring the iconic composer and pianist Carla Bley.

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Carla Bley visited the recent Melbourne International Jazz Fest and Jazztrack captured the pianist's trio set live at the Melbourne Recital Centre. She was joined by her long-time counterparts Steve Swallow and Andy Sheppard - and on this episode, we'll hear the full set from the band.

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Carla Bley Live


Sep 7, 2017. 9:00pm - 10:00pm

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Artist Biography


Carla Bley (née Borg; born May 11, 1936) is an American jazz composer, pianist, organist and bandleader. An important figure in the free jazz movement of the 1960s, she is perhaps best known for her jazz opera Escalator Over The Hill (released as a triple LP set), as well as a book of compositions that have been performed by many other artists, including Gary Burton, Jimmy Giuffre, George...

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