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Monday, August 11, 2008

Carla Bley - Austin 1978 (FLAC)

Here's a smoking hot show by the great Carla Bley. Sound isn't stellar, but believe me, the music is! Phillip Wilson is kicking on the traps, and the horns are quite a bunch of greats: Carla Bley. Sound isn't stellar, but believe me, the music is! Phillip Wilson is kicking on the traps, and the horns are quite a bunch of greats: Gary Windo (going apeshit, of course...), John Clark and George Lewis, Bob Stewart, Mike Mantler and Alan Braufman. Swallow hadn't arrived at this point (or was he just not available? I don't know the history of the Bleys/Peacocks/Mantlers/Hadens/Swallows - quite a bunch of great gals and guys who were involved quite, uhm, deeply, it seems...), instead we get one Patty Price (no trace I found on google). Also keyboardist Blue Gene Tyranny (what a name!) is a total unknown to me as well.


Carla Bley Band 1977 (l.t.r. standing: Bob Stewart, Terry Adams, Mike Mantler, Roswell Rudd, Hugh Hopper, Andrew Cyrille, Elton Dean, sitting: Carla Bley, John Clarke, Gary Windo)
[Photo from inside of European Tour CD]


Carla Bley
Austin, TX (USA), Armadillo World HQ
March 27, 1978


Carla Bley - piano, organ, arrangements
Mike Mantler - trumpet
John Clark - french horn
George Lewis - trombone
Bob Stewart - tuba
Alan Braufman - alto sax
Gary Windo - tenor sax
Blue Gene Tyranny - keyboards
Patty Price - bass
Phillip Wilson - drums

1. 440 (12:01)
2. Ida Lupino (8:57)
3. Drum-Solo > Jesus Maria & Other Spanish Strains (11:59)
4. Drinking Music (5:40)
5. unknown [encore] > band intros/radio outro (15:01) [spliced at 8:46]

Compositions by Carla Bley

TT: 53:43

Sound: A-

Lineage: no info (fm)
Additional Lineage: FLAC > WAV > GoldWave (editing) > FLAC (8)(asb)

Note: either Braufman or Windo can also be heard on flute

6 comments:

ubu said...

DL links:


http://rapidshare.com/files/125679025/Carla_Bley_1978-03-27_Austin.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/125683905/Carla_Bley_1978-03-27_Austin.part2.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/125685525/Carla_Bley_1978-03-27_Austin.part3.rar

Play it loud!

Owen said...

WINDO Ahoy!

Superb selection Mr. Ubu.

Cheers!

frunobulax said...

Viva Pere Ubu !

Merci beaucoup for this concert.
Beautiful line up with George lewis on trb... and Blue Gene Tyranny [a long time collaborator of the composer Robert Ashley, who published recording of Blue Gene on his label "Lovely Music".
Don't know tha he play with Carla.
If somebody have live recordings of Robert Ashley, I'm interested !

ubu said...

Good to see some positive comments here!

I've never heard of Robert Ashley, just looking him up now - something new to learn every day...

bl said...

For a great intro to Robert Ashley, I suggest "Dust"

idipietro said...

Part1 is no more available on rapidshare !!!
Someone can help me ?
Thanks in advance to all ..