Dinner Music

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Dinner Music
Dinner Music.jpg
Studio album by Carla Bley
Released 1977
Recorded July–September 1976
Studio Grog Kill Studio, Willow, New York
Genre Jazz
Length 48:09
Label Watt/ECM
Producer Carla Bley and George James
Carla Bley chronology
Tropic Appetites
(1973-4)
Dinner Music
(1976)
European Tour 1977
(1977)

Dinner Music is an album by American composer, bandleader and keyboardist Carla Bley recorded in 1976 and released on the Watt/ECM label in 1977.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "First excursion on a funky trail, executed immaculately. Near essential".[3] The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album 3 stars.[4]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
Penguin Guide to Jazz 3/4 stars[4]
Robert Christgau B+[5]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[6]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Carla Bley except where noted.

  1. "Sing Me Softly of the Blues" - 7:43
  2. "Dreams So Real" - 5:36
  3. "Ad Infinitum" - 5:54
  4. "Dining Alone" (lyrics by Bley & John Hunt) - 4:36
  5. "Song Sung Long" - 6:02
  6. "Ida Lupino" - 7:57
  7. "Funnybird Song" - 3:05
  8. "A New Hymn" - 7:25

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carla Bley discography accessed July 23, 2010
  2. ^ ECM/WATT discography accessed August 25, 2016
  3. ^ a b Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review accessed July 23, 2010
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert (October 31, 1977). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved April 29, 2013. 
  6. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 26. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.