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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Bley continued to make mostly mellow, untroubled music for satisfied, sensible ECM shoppers on this 1987 release, keeping any larger or quirkier ambitions under wraps in the hope perhaps of attracting a wider audience. Here Bley pares down the numbers of her forces to six -- herself on organ, Hiram Bullock guitar, Larry Willis piano, Steve Swallow bass, Victor Lewis drums and Don Alias percussion -- and the group sails or saunters through a sextet of unambiguously easygoing numbers. The best of the lot has the effervescent title "The Girl Who Cried Champagne," an appealingly cool, percolating Latin groove with near-lounge-style organ from Bley and a mildly incendiary ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Bley continued to make mostly mellow, untroubled music for satisfied, sensible ECM shoppers on this 1987 release, keeping any larger or quirkier ambitions under wraps in the hope perhaps of attracting a wider audience. Here Bley pares down the numbers of her forces to six -- herself on organ, Hiram Bullock guitar, Larry Willis piano, Steve Swallow bass, Victor Lewis drums and Don Alias percussion -- and the group sails or saunters through a sextet of unambiguously easygoing numbers. The best of the lot has the effervescent title "The Girl Who Cried Champagne," an appealingly cool, percolating Latin groove with near-lounge-style organ from Bley and a mildly incendiary rock solo from Bullock, while "Healing Power" comes close to breaking into a pounding rock beat. The sound bathes in a polished golden ambience very much in keeping with a product distributed under the ECM banner.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/25/2000
  • Label: Ecm Import
  • UPC: 042283169722
  • Catalog Number: 831697
  • Sales rank: 45,378

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 More Brahms (7:29)
  2. 2 Houses and People (7:25)
  3. 3 The Girl Who Cried Champagne (6:06)
  4. 4 Brooklyn Bridge (6:32)
  5. 5 Lawns (7:04)
  6. 6 Healing Power (6:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Carla Bley Primary Artist, Organ
Hiram Bullock Guitar
Steve Swallow Bass
Larry Willis Piano
Victor Lewis Drums
Don Alias Percussion
Technical Credits
Carla Bley Arranger, Producer
Michael Mantler General Coordination
Steve Swallow Producer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Doug Epstein Engineer
Paul McDonough Art Direction
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