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Carla Bley

Carla Bley

Author: Amy C Beal
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2011] ©2011
Series: American composers.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
This is the first comprehensive treatment of the remarkable music and influence of Carla Bley, a highly innovative American jazz composer, pianist, organist, band leader, and activist. With fastidious attention to Bley's diverse compositions over the last fifty years spanning critical moments in jazz and experimental music history, Amy C. Beal tenders a long-overdue representation of a major figure in American  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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Carla Bley
(DLC) 2011004562
Named Person: Carla Bley; Carla Bley
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amy C Beal
ISBN: 9780252093395 0252093399 1283582929 9781283582926
OCLC Number: 785781201
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction : "Like a mockingbird" --
Walking woman : Oakland, New York, Los Angeles, New York --
Sing me softly of the blues : Early short pieces and Songs without words --
Social studies : the Jazz Composers Guild and the Jazz Composers Orchestra --
"Mad at jazz" : A genuine Tong funeral --
Escalator over the hill : jazz opera as fusion --
Copyright royalties : New Music Distribution Service --
Big band theory : the Carla Bley Band and other projects --
The lone arranger : history and hilarity --
End of Vienna : fancy chamber music --
Dreams so real : "Jazz is really where my heart now lies."
Series Title: American composers.
Responsibility: Amy C. Beal.
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