Communication (Jazz Composer's Orchestra album)

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Live album by Jazz Composer's Orchestra
Released 1965 (1965)
Recorded December 29, 1964 & April 10, 1965
Venue Judson Hall and Contemporary Center, New York City
Genre Free jazz
Length 40:18
Label Fontana
Jazz Composers Orchestra chronology
The Jazz Composer's Orchestra
Carla Bley chronology
Jazz Realities

Communication is the debut album by the Jazz Composer's Orchestra featuring compositions by Michael Mantler and Carla Bley performed by Paul Bley, Steve Lacy, Jimmy Lyons, Roswell Rudd, Archie Shepp, John Tchicai, Fred Pirtle, Willie Ruff, Ken McIntyre, Robin Kenyatta, Bob Carducci, Kent Carter, Steve Swallow, Milford Graves, and Barry Altschul. The album was released on the Fontana label in 1965.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Roast" (Carla Bley) - 11:49
  2. "Day (Communications No. 4)" (Michael Mantler) - 2:25
  3. "Day (Communications No. 5)" (Michael Mantler) - 24:55
Recorded at Judson Hall, New York City, December 29, 1964 (track 1) and the Contemporary Center, New York City, April 10, 1965 (tracks 2 & 3).



  1. ^ Carla Bley discography accessed November 20, 2009