This day (May 11, 1936), in Oakland, California, is born Carla Bley, an American jaz pianist, organist and band leader.
Digest Tracklist :
Lawns (2018) . @ Palermo (2017) . Encore (2015) . w/ Steve Swallow – Ning My Tune (2011) . w/ Nec Jazz Orchestra & Steve Swallow – Three Strikes (2011) . The National Anthem (2001) . Birds Of Paradise, Documentay (1992) . w/ Steve Swallow & Andy Sheppard – Ups And Downs (1992) . w/ The Very Big Carla Bley Band – Who will rescue you (1990) . Real Life Hits (1982) . Reactionary Tango (1980) .
 Carla Bley (p), Steve Swallow (b) and Andy Sheppard (s) will perform at New Morning in Paris >> 73 MINUTES on RVM >>
 The Swallow Quintet – that is Steve Swallow (b), Carla Bley (Hammond), Chris Cheek (ts), Steve Cardenas (g) and Jorge Rossy (d) – is at Jazzaldia in Donosti, San Sebastian, Spain >> 57 MINUTES on RVM >>
@allmusic : Post-bop jazz has produced only a few first-rate composers of larger forms; Carla Bley ranks high among them. Bley possesses an unusually wide compositional range; she combines an acquaintance with and love for jazz in all its forms with great talent and originality.
@last.fm : An important figure in the Free Jazz movement of the 1960s, she is perhaps best known for her jazz opera Escalator Over The Hill (released as a triple LP set), as well as a book of compositions that have been performed by many other artists