Heavy Heart (album)

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Heavy Heart
Studio album by Carla Bley
Released 1984
Recorded September-October, 1983
Genre Jazz
Length 38:55
Label Watt/ECM
Producer Carla Bley
Carla Bley chronology
I Hate to Sing
Heavy Heart

Heavy Heart is an album by American composer, bandleader and keyboardist Carla Bley recorded in 1983 and released on the Watt/ECM label in 1984.[1]


The Allmusic review by Richard S. Ginell awarded the album 3 stars and stated "while Heavy Heart is a somewhat bright, light-minded album, there are plenty of dark undercurrents to be heard".[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album 2 stars.[3]

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

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Carla Bley
  1. "Light or Dark" - 6:04
  2. "Talking Hearts" - 6:49
  3. "Joyful Noise" - 5:08
  4. "Ending It" - 6:04
  5. "Starting Again" - 5:04
  6. "Heavy Heart" - 9:50
  • Recorded at Grog Kill Studio, Willow, New York in September and October 1983.



  1. ^ Carla Bley discography accessed August 5, 2010
  2. ^ a b Ginell, R. S. Allmusic Review accessed August 5, 2010
  3. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008) [1992]. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (in English) (9th ed.). New York: Penguin. p. 131. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.