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The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
Romantic Notions #1
Romantic Notions #1
Lovella May Borg (b
Lovella May Borg (b
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
Doctor (Jazz Realities, 1965/66)
Doctor (Jazz Realities, 1965/66)
Christian Wolff, Darmstadt (1972):
Christian Wolff, Darmstadt (1972):
Wolff, 1972, cont
Wolff, 1972, cont
Carla Bley:
Carla Bley:
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
Nat Hentoff on NMDS (1984):
Nat Hentoff on NMDS (1984):
Steve Swallow on Bley:
Steve Swallow on Bley:
Types of Music
Types of Music
Miniatures (haiku style ) [early short pieces, 1958-64]
Miniatures (haiku style ) [early short pieces, 1958-64]
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
Early recorded work:
Early recorded work:
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
Early Songs Without Words (ca
Early Songs Without Words (ca
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
JCOA/CBBB Concept Albums
JCOA/CBBB Concept Albums
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
Additional Arrangements and Orchestrations
Additional Arrangements and Orchestrations
Fancy Chamber Music
Fancy Chamber Music
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
The Music of Carla Bley
Bley on Over There
Bley on Over There
The Final Word
The Final Word

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1 The Music of Carla Bley

The Music of Carla Bley

Amy C. Beal (UC Santa Cruz)

2 Romantic Notions #1

Romantic Notions #1

Romantic Notions (1987) Eight solo piano pieces Dedicated to Ursula Oppens, Alan Feinberg, and Robert Shannon Premiered by Oppens in 1988 Reorchestrated in 1997

3 Lovella May Borg (b

Lovella May Borg (b

1936, Oakland, CA) I always did whatever interested me. I probably would have compromised myself, but no one ever asked me to.

4 The Music of Carla Bley
5 Doctor (Jazz Realities, 1965/66)

Doctor (Jazz Realities, 1965/66)

6 Christian Wolff, Darmstadt (1972):

Christian Wolff, Darmstadt (1972):

Freedom has come about by virtue of the fact that the avant garde has, until fairly recently, existed in a kind of social vacuum, it has not been taken up or supported by any of the normal social agencies, be they academic or be they the concert world. The normal establishment musical life has until very recently, and now only in very tentative ways, has made no effort whatsoever to do anything for this kind of music. So the composers of this kind of music have always felt a kind of indifference to, or lack of pressure from, certain social demands. They didnt feel that they had to write music that would be pleasing to a particular kind of establishment.

7 Wolff, 1972, cont

Wolff, 1972, cont

This isnt to say that they didnt feel economic pressures, they werent free in that sense, but they were artistically or aesthetically free. If you reflect on that a little bit you can see there are both advantages and disadvantages to that condition. Its obviously a very good atmosphere in which to grow up, and in which to find what you need to find, and what you can do musically, but on the other hand, you pay a very great price for this sense of isolation, of being cut off.

8 Carla Bley:

Carla Bley:

Almost everything Ive written has been covered, which means quite an income for me. And I live very comfortably. And I feel proud and sort of like a shining example, mainly because Im independent. I dont belong to a stable. Im not a pet of the recording industry. I put out my own records. We book our own band. I have my publishing company. I have my own recording studio. Everything I do is totally controlled by me. Ive never had to compromise one bit.

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10 Nat Hentoff on NMDS (1984):

Nat Hentoff on NMDS (1984):

NMDS is an exceptionally valuable network for people who need music to make sense of the world and themselves. And thats an understatement. When I was a kid I used to buy Harry Partch records by mail direct from Harry Partch. It was exciting, getting the music from the musician. I cherished those recordsboth for what was in them, and the freedom they represented. And thats what NMDS is distributing. Freedom.

11 Steve Swallow on Bley:

Steve Swallow on Bley:

Despite Carlas insistence that shes just trying to write like Ernie Wilkins, she ruthlessly rejects clich? in everything she does. Over the years she has evolved a personal melodic vocabulary based on unexpected but entirely logical intervallic relationships. She has also synthesized a harmonic vocabulary from a variety of sources. She has an extraordinary ear. She was the first person Im aware of to develop an understanding of Thelonious Monks voicings, for example. She has perfect pitch, and can sing the notes in the voicings of incredibly dense harmonies. Ive heard her do this to music by Charles Wuorinen, perhaps her favorite composer.

12 Types of Music

Types of Music

Miniatures (early short pieces) Early Songs Without Words JCOA Concept Albums Liberation Music Orchestra Other Arrangements/Orchestrations Additional Work For/With Others Fancy Chamber Music Big Band/Very Big Band Duos with Swallow Other Small Ensembles

13 Miniatures (haiku style ) [early short pieces, 1958-64]

Miniatures (haiku style ) [early short pieces, 1958-64]

Donkey O Plus One Bent Eagle And Now The Queen Ictus Vashkar Flags Walking Woman

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15 Early recorded work:

Early recorded work:

1. O Plus One (Paul Bley, Solemn Meditation, 1958) 2. Bent Eagle (George Russell, Stratusphunk, 1960)

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17 The Music of Carla Bley
18 The Music of Carla Bley
19 The Music of Carla Bley
20 The Music of Carla Bley
21 The Music of Carla Bley
22 The Music of Carla Bley
23 Early Songs Without Words (ca

Early Songs Without Words (ca

1961-75)

Sing Me Softly of the Blues Ida Lupino ?tviklingssang J?sus Maria

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25 The Music of Carla Bley
26 JCOA/CBBB Concept Albums

JCOA/CBBB Concept Albums

A Genuine Tong Funeral (Gary Burton) [1967] Escalator Over the Hill [1968-71] Why [Vashkar] Rawalpindi Blues Tropical Appetites [1973] The Funny Bird Song Dinner Music [1977] Musique Mecanique [1978] Carla Bley Big Band Goes To Church [1996] Looking For America [2003]

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28 The Music of Carla Bley
29 The Music of Carla Bley
30 The Music of Carla Bley
31 Additional Arrangements and Orchestrations

Additional Arrangements and Orchestrations

Carl Ruggles Charlie Hadens Liberation Music Orchestra National Anthems We Shall Overcome Christmas Carols Spanish Civil War Songs El Pueblo Unido Jam?s Ser? Vencido Samuel Barber Antonin Dvorak Soon I Will Be Done With the Troubles of This World (trad. Spiritual) Nick Mason, Fictitious Sports Kurt Weill, Nino Rota, Thelonious Monk (Hal Willner)

32 Fancy Chamber Music

Fancy Chamber Music

More Brahms (1986) Romantic Notions (1987) End of Vienna (1993) Wolfgang Tango (1998)

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34 The Music of Carla Bley
35 The Music of Carla Bley
36 The Music of Carla Bley
37 Bley on Over There

Bley on Over There

Over There could be imagined as a tug between classical waltz feel and jazz waltz feel. The player starts off in a standard Viennese waltz fashion, but before long, a few syncopations are creeping into the left hand and a swing time-feel gradually takes over. Even rhythm and blues phrases pop up, although the early form and chord changes remain unchanged. One R&B inspiration was the Holland/Dozier/Holland song recorded by the Supremes, Where Did Our Love Go? That song is an early favorite of mine, and there are quotes from it sprinkled here and there, and references to the way the words Baby Baby and the background was sung. The title Over There is an accidental quote of a World War II patriotic song. An entertaining discovery was that the title happens to answer the question of the earlier mentioned Supremes song.

38 The Final Word

The Final Word

The last four bars should be played with a strong and rhythmic jazz feel, having, so to speak, the final word.

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