European Tour 1977

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European Tour 1977
Studio album by The Carla Bley Band
Released 1978
Recorded September 1977
Genre Jazz
Length 42:30
Label Watt/ECM
Producer Carla Bley
Carla Bley chronology
Dinner Music
European Tour 1977
Musique Mecanique

European Tour 1977 is an album by American composer, bandleader and keyboardist Carla Bley recorded in 1977 in Munich, Germany and released on the Watt/ECM label in 1978.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "One of Carla Bley's most rewarding recordings... unusual, somewhat innovative and always fun music".[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album 3 stars.[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Penguin Guide to Jazz 3/4 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Carla Bley
  1. "Rose and Sad Song" - 11:11
  2. "Wrong Key Donkey" - 7:52
  3. "Drinking Music" - 4:26
  4. "Spangled Banner Minor and Other Patriotic Songs" - 19:17
  • Recorded at Bavaria Musik Studios, Munich, Germany in September 1977.



  1. ^ Carla Bley discography accessed July 23, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 23, 2010
  3. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008) [1992]. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). New York: Penguin. p. 130. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.