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Carla Bley

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Birthday ***, 1936
Place of Birth California
Age 85 years old
Zodiac Sign Taurus
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Carla Bley

Carla Bley 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, 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.

Birth name Lovella May Borg
Born May 11, 1936, Oakland, California, U.S.
Genres Post bop, jazz fusion, free jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, bandleader, composer
Instruments Piano, organ
Years active 1960–present
Labels WATT, ECM, Universal
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
Website Carla Bley's Official site
IMDb Carla Bley's IMDb

About Carla Bley

A pivotal figure in the 1960s free jazz movement. She became known for "Escalator Over The Hill," a jazz opera. Her oeuvre was covered by several other influential artists, including her ex-husband Paul Bley.

Carla Bley before fame

She relocated to New York when she was 17 and worked as a cigarette girl at Birdland.

Achievement of Carla Bley

She was honored in 2009 with A Life for Jazz, the German Jazz Trophy.

Carla Bley family life

Her father was a church choirmaster and piano teacher, who encouraged her pursuit of voice and piano when she was young.

Associations of Carla Bley

She collaborated with many of the major artists of her time, including Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason.

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Latest information about Carla Bley updated on June 14 2021.