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Carla Bley

Carla Bley

American jazz composer, pianist, organist and bandleader
Genre-bending jazz pianist and composer, known for her avant-garde work, whose writing style is unique and highly regarded.
BornMay 11, 1936
HometownOakland, California, United States of America
SpouseSteve Swallow, Michael Mantler, Paul Bley
ChildrenKaren Mantler
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Carla Bley, pianist and composer who became a towering figure on the modern jazz scene – obituary

  • Carla Bley, who has died aged 87, was one of the great figures of modern jazz, a pianist, composer and bandleader who explored the further reaches of free jazz as well as the mainstream, including excursions into rock music; while she also assembled small groups, it was her work with bigger outfits that set her apart.

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The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith
The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith
1h 27min
2015
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