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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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  • Avatar for Tenantlaw
    A brilliant composer, one of my favorites. What's the deal with Spotify not having a single one of her albums?
  • Avatar for AlaTis-BnT
    She has some great compositions and tunes, but by god, that hairstyle...
  • Avatar for bazzarelli
    my god, this woman. fuck fuck fuck.
  • Avatar for barrospablito
    Doida.
  • Avatar for hommedk
    soothe me...
  • Avatar for the_Crowder
    "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)!
  • Avatar for the_Crowder
    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.
  • Avatar for naonis
    <3
  • Avatar for arturomeade
    carla la reina
  • Avatar for Bellatrixa
    what a poweful lady.

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