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Carla Bley
The Very Big Carla Bley Band

Lew Soloff trumpet
Guy Barker trumpet
Claude Deppa trumpet
Steven Bernstein trumpet
Gary Valente trombone
Richard Edwards trombone
Fayyaz Virji trombone
Ashley Slater bass trombone
Roger Jannotta oboe, flute, clarinet, soprano saxophone
Wolfgang Puschnig alto saxophone, flute
Andy Sheppard tenor and soprano saxophones
Pete Hurt saxophone
Pablo Calogero baritone saxophone
Carla Bley piano
Karen Mantler organ
Steve Swallow bass
Victor Lewis drums
Don Alias percussion
United States
Strange Arrangement
All Fall Down
Who Will Rescue You?
Lo Ultimo

Watt 23

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Five striking Bley compositions are featured here, including two extended works, "United States" and "All Fall Down". The lasting impression is one of unusual voicings, adventurous soloists, unconventional arranging touches, and dissonant shadings. "Delightfully quirky, chaotically dynamic, delicately impressionistic, buoyantly upbeat, and brashly bold." - Downbeat