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BLEY,CARLA / HAYNES,PAUL and the JAZZ COMPOSERS ORCHESTRA OF AMERICA: Escalator over the Hill (3 LP
We have a limited number of mint un-played copies of the original 3 LP in-a-box ‘chronotransduction’ jazz opera, recorded over three years and released on the JCOA label in 1971. A summation of the energies and hybrid musical styles of the late 1960s and a work of near genius. The cast and orchestra listed below simply defies the imagination: Gato Barbieri - tenor saxophone Souren Baronian - clarinet Karl Berger - vibraphone Carla Bley - organ, celeste, chimes, calliope, piano Sam Brown - guitar Jack Bruce - bass, vocal John Buckingham - tuba Sam Burtis - trombone Bob Carlisle - French horn Don Cherry - trumpet Roger Dawson - congas, xylophone Sharon Freeman - French horn Charlie Haden - bass Peggy Imig - clarinet Jack Jeffers - bass trombone Leroy Jenkins - violin Howard Johnson - tuba Sheila Jordan - vocal Jimmy Knepper - trombone Jeanne Lee - vocal Jimmy Lyons - alto saxophone Michael Mantler - prepared piano, trumpet, valve trombone Ron McClure - bass John McLaughlin - guitar Bill Morimando - orchestra bells, celeste Paul Motian - drums, dumbec Nancy Newton - viola Don Preston - Moog synthesizer Enrico Rava - trumpet Perry Robinson - clarinet Linda Ronstadt - vocal Roswell Rudd - trombone Calo Scott - cello Michael Snow - trumpet Chris Woods - baritone saxophone Richard Youngstein – bass. With, of course, the original booklet of lyrics, photos and musician profiles.