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Carla Bley Big Band: Appearing Nightly

Read "Appearing Nightly" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Appearing Nightly conflates four of the most delightful things in the world--being in a jazz club with white tablecloths and a martini listening to live music played but a few feet away, a big band cooking on stage, the music being played harkening back to jazz of the 1950s, and finally that music refracted through the ...

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Carla Bley Big Band: Appearing Nightly

Read "Appearing Nightly" reviewed by John Kelman

It's been five years since Carla Bley last worked with a big band on the politically motivated Looking for America (Watt, 2003). In the intervening years, the composer/bandleader has focused on small ensemble work with The Lost Chords (2004), and a follow-up encounter with trumpeter Paolo Fresu on The Lost Chords Find Paolo Fresu (2007), both ...

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Carla Bley Big Band: Appearing Nightly

Read "Carla Bley Big Band:  Appearing Nightly" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Carla Bley Big Band
Appearing Nightly
WATT
2008



Bandleader and musical provocateur Carla Bley is the Hector Berlioz of jazz. Her command of her large ensembles is complete and potent. Her composition, arrangement, and adaptation are intelligent with a sophisticated sense of humor. A superb pianist, Bley's true ...