by Carla Bley


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Though Heavy Heart was supposedly the "mellow, sensual" album Carla Bley had in mind, Night-Glo is more like it -- a relaxed, easygoing, easy-listening series of compositions that nearly spills over into fuzak. Writing for a basic sextet with an added five-man horn section, most effectively when one color melts gently into another, Bley permits the lazy pina-colada mood to amble undisturbed from track to track. Hiram Bullock's guitar, whether in rock or jazz modes, almost defines the laid-back ambience all by itself; Steve Swallow's bass underpins the relaxed groove and velvety horn textures (Randy Brecker is the trumpet voice there); and Paul McCandless can be heard on a variety of single- and double-reed wind instruments. It's a pretty album, always intelligently made, but interminable at times -- most noticeably on the aptly named "Rut."

Product Details

Release Date: 07/25/2000
Label: Ecm Import
UPC: 0042282764027
catalogNumber: 827640

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carla Bley   Primary Artist,Organ,Synthesizer,Track Performer
Hiram Bullock   Guitar,Track Performer
Tom "Bones" Malone   Trombone
Steve Swallow   Bass,Track Performer
Larry Willis   Piano,Electric Piano
Victor Lewis   Drums,Track Performer
David Taylor   Bass Trombone
John Clark   Flugelhorn,French Horn
Manolo Badrena   Percussion,Track Performer
Randy Brecker   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Track Performer
Paul McCandless   Bass Clarinet,English Horn,Oboe,Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer

Technical Credits

Carla Bley   Arranger,Producer
Steve Swallow   Producer
Tom Mark   Engineer
Paul McDonough   Art Direction

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