| September–December 1980|
Grog Kill Studio, Willow, New York
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.
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".
All compositions by Carla Bley except where noted.
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
- "Reactionary Tango (In Three Parts)" (Carla Bley, Steve Swallow) - 12:54
- "Copyright Royalties" - 6:45
- "Útviklingssang" - 6:31
- "Valse Sinistre" - 4:56
- "Floater" - 5:56
- "Walking Batteriewoman" - 4:24
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