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Carla Bley

American musician

Carla Bley

American musician
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birthday
11th
May, 1936
Birth Place
Oakland, California, U.S.
Birth Sign
taurus
Biography

Carla Bley (born Lovella May Borg, 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 Russell, Art Farmer, John Scofield and her ex-husband Paul Bley.

instruments played
Organ
Piano
Associated Acts

Michael Mantler, Steve Swallow, Paul Bley, Nick Mason, Johnny Griffin, Gary Burton, Jimmy Giuffre, George Russell, Art Farmer, Liberation Music Orchestra, Jack Bruce, Charlie Haden, Jazz Composer's Orchestra, Paul Haines

Birth Name

Lovella May Borg

Genres

Post bop, jazz fusion, free jazz

Years Active

1960 present

Name

Carla Bley

Nationality

United States of America

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