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Social Studies (Carla Bley album)

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Released  1981
Social Studies (1980)  Live! (1981)
Release date  1981
Label  ECM Records
Length  41:16
Artist  Carla Bley
Producer  Carla Bley
Genre  Jazz
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Recorded  September–December 1980
Studio  Grog Kill Studio, Willow, New York
Similar  Carla Bley albums, Jazz albums

Social Studies is an album by American composer, bandleader and keyboardist Carla Bley recorded in 1980 and released on the Watt/ECM label in 1981.

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Reception

The Allmusic review by Alex Henderson awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "Bley's risk-taking serves her quite well on Social Studies, an unorthodox and adventurous pearl that is as rewarding as it is cerebral". The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album 3 stars stating "Social Studies shouldn't be missed: a bookish cover masks some wonderfully wry music".

Track listing

All compositions by Carla Bley except where noted.

  1. "Reactionary Tango (In Three Parts)" (Carla Bley, Steve Swallow) - 12:54
  2. "Copyright Royalties" - 6:45
  3. "Útviklingssang" - 6:31
  4. "Valse Sinistre" - 4:56
  5. "Floater" - 5:56
  6. "Walking Batteriewoman" - 4:24

Personnel

  • Carla Bley - organ, piano
  • Michael Mantler - trumpet
  • Carlos Ward - alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Tony Dagradi - tenor saxophone, clarinet
  • Joe Daley - euphonium
  • Gary Valente - trombone
  • Earl McIntyre - tuba
  • Steve Swallow - bass guitar
  • D. Sharpe - drums
  • Songs

    1Reactionary Tango (In Three Parts)12:53
    2Copyright Royalties6:42
    3Útviklingssang6:31

    References

    Social Studies (Carla Bley album) Wikipedia


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