The Women Who Lead the Bands
An NPR survey of great women bandleaders in the jazz world, with a wide-ranging sampling of recorded accomplishments by female leaders and key players. From Lil Armstrong through Mary Lou Williams (in photo), Carla Bley, Maria Schneider and Terri Lyne Carrington, NPR’s compilation is impressive and welcome. Take notice and, of course, listen.Read More
Carla Bley: Present at the New Music’s Creation
Carla Bley is an incredibly accomplished composer, pianist, band leader and entrepreneur, who was there at the beginning of the new music with then husband Paul Bley and Ornette Coleman. She was co-founder of the Jazz Composers Orchestra, the Watt label and a string of wonderful ensembles over the years. This Piano Jazz show with partner bassist Steve Swallow was recorded in 1995.
-Michael CuscunaRead More