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Carla Bley, née Borg, (born May 11, 1936) is an American jazz composer, pianist, organist and band leader. 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 and her ex-husband Paul Bley.

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  • A brilliant composer, one of my favorites. What's the deal with Spotify not having a single one of her albums?
  • She has some great compositions and tunes, but by god, that hairstyle...
  • Doida.
  • soothe me...
  • "Pretentious" - The word people (e.g. MrLJM) use to describe things that are frighteningly high-minded (i.e. "chronotransduction"). Don't understand something? Don't bother trying, it's just pretentious arse-talking babble-speak (altogether meaningless)!
  • I'm just going to call this album "music," because I'm too afraid of being called pretentious to come up with something more descriptive.
  • <3
  • carla la reina
  • what a poweful lady.

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