Musique Mecanique

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Musique Mecanique
Musique Mecanique.jpg
Studio album by Carla Bley
Released 1979
Recorded August–November 1978
Studio Grog Kill Studio, Willow, New York
Genre Jazz
Length 44:51
Label Watt/ECM
Producer Carla Bley
Carla Bley chronology
European Tour 1977
(1977)European Tour 19771977
Musique Mecanique
Social Studies
(1980)Social Studies1980

Musique Mecanique is an album by American composer, bandleader and keyboardist Carla Bley recorded in 1978 and released on the Watt/ECM label in 1979.[1][2]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars and stated "Carla Bley's tentet performs some of her most colorful themes on this often-humorous and generally stimulating set".[3] The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album 3 stars.[4]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[3]
Penguin Guide to Jazz3/4 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Carla Bley.

  1. "440" - 9:48
  2. "Jesus Maria and Other Spanish Strains" - 11:54
  3. "Musique Mecanique I" - 9:46
  4. "Musique Mecanique II (At Midnight)" - 7:02
  5. "Musique Mecanique III" - 6:28



  1. ^ Carla Bley discography accessed August 3, 2010
  2. ^ ECM/WATT discography accessed August 25, 2016
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed August 3, 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.