Carla Bley Turns 80

Carla Bley Turns 80

(Don’t forget to buy your tickets for Yoko’s May 19 show at the Regattabar!)

Jazz pianist, organist, composer and bandleader Carla Bley turns 80 on May 11. Bley has forged a very individual identity for herself throughout her 50+ years as a musician. Here’s a recent New York Times article about her career and current activities.

And here are a few performances by Carla Bley:

What are your thoughts about Carla Bley? Let us know in the comments below.

2 Responses

  1. Scott M. says:

    Truly one of the most original and iconoclastic of American musicians of her or any generation. I first heard her on the seminal “Musique Mechanique” from the late 70s.

  2. Yoko Miwa says:

    So right Scott…of her or any generation!

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