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A Belated Tribute to Carla Bley


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Better late than never, this show is in tribute to composer Carla Bley who passed away in October 2023. It features Bley's work with her various small and large groups as well as with Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra. It also had her compositions performed by collaborators and admirers such as Billy Drummond, Nels Cline, Gary Burton, and Irene Schweizer.


  • Henry Threadgill Sextett "I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00
  • Carla Bley / Paul Haines "Hotel Overture" from Escalator Over The Hill (ECM) 1:36
  • Host Speaks 14:48
  • George Russell "Bent Eagle" from The Complete Albums Collection 1956-1964 (Enlightenment) 16:00
  • Gary Burton "The New Funeral March" from A Genuine Tong Funeral (RCA) 22:15
  • Jimmy Giuffre 3 "Jesus Maria" from 1961 (ECM) 24:55
  • Host Speaks 31:09
  • The Nels Cline Singers "And Now The Queen" from Initiate (Cryptogramophone) 34:21
  • Don Preston Trio "Walking Batteriewoman" from Transformation (Cryptogramophone) 39:47
  • Host Speaks 47:23
  • Charlie Haden / Liberation Music Orchestra "Adagio" from Not In Our Name (Verve) 49:01
  • Charlie Haden / Carla Bley "The Ballad of the Fallen" from The Ballad of the Fallen (ECM) 56:15
  • Host Speaks 1:00:36
  • Carla Bley/Andy Sheppard/Steve Swallow "The Girl Who Cried Champagne" from Trios (ECM) 1:02:09
  • Host Speaks 1:16:28
  • Paul Bley "Seven" from Open, to Love (ECM) 1:17:18
  • Iro Haarla, Ulf Krokfors, & Barry Altschul "Utviklingssang" from Around Again—The Music of Carla Bley (TUM) 1:24:38
  • Host Speaks 1:30:22
  • Irene Schweizer "Ida Lupino" from To Whom It May Concern (Intakt) 1:32:05
  • Billy Drummond and Freedom of Ideas "Valse Sinistre" from Valse Sinistre (Cellar) 1:35:49
  • Host Speaks 1:41:57
  • Steve Cardenas "Healing Power" from Healing Power: The Music of Carla Bley (Sunnyside) 1:42:58
  • Carla Bley Big Band "Awful Coffee" from Appearing Nightly (WATT) 1:48:22
  • Art Ensemble Of Chicago "Odwalla / The Theme" from Selected Recordings (ECM) 1:54:22

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