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This is a live set recorded in 1981 at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Much of this same band also recorded the half-live I HATE TO SING album at the same venue a few years later. Bley's music always works well in front of a live audience, with it's strutting loopy gusto and emotionally resonant dramatics. Her six compositions touch on all of her then major musical interests, making this a very good overview for the uninitiated. "Blunt Object" is raucous and relentless. "The Lord Is Listening to Ya, Hallelujah!" draws upon Bley's childhood musical upbringing as the daughter of a church musician. "Time and Us" evokes a Latin American bearing with its melodic figures, as filtered through Bley's own harmonic sensibilities. The 10-piece band, with six horn players, is rich with inventive soloists who use Bley's compositions as a wonderful springboard for further exploration. Recorded live at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California from August 19-21, 1981. Personnel: Carla Bley (piano, organ, glockenspiel); Steve Slagle (soprano & alto saxophones, flute); Tony Dagradi (tenor saxophone); Michael Mantler (trumpet); Gary Valente (trombone); Earl McIntyre (bass trombone, tuba); Vincent Chancey (French horn); Arturo O'Farrill (piano, organ); Steve Swallow (bass); D. ...See Full Description
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What a recording! This is jazz arranging at it's best. It's actually difficult to explain how good this is. If you appreciate song craftmanship, jazz improvisation, big band, guitar fusion, masterful trombone work, complicated yet swinging tunes, all done with wit and elegance, this one's for you.
By St. Davey (Windham, Me.)
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Live! songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||8657757|
|Release Date||Mar 27, 2012|
|Additional Info||Japan; Super-High Material||