Songs with Legs

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Songs with Legs
Songs with Legs.jpg
Live album by Carla Bley
Released 1994
Recorded May 1994
Genre Jazz
Length 54:14
Label Watt/ECM
Producer Carla Bley & Steve Swallow
Carla Bley chronology
Big Band Theory
Songs with Legs
The Carla Bley Big Band Goes to Church

Songs with Legs is a live album by American composer, bandleader and keyboardist Carla Bley with saxophonist Andy Sheppard and bassist Steve Swallow recorded in Europe and released on the Watt/ECM label in 1994.[1]


The Allmusic review by Alex Henderson awarded the album 2½ stars and stated: "For those who've said they wish Bley would solo more often, Songs with Legs is an album to hear."[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded it 3 stars, stating: "She doesn't put a foot wrong throughout."[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
Penguin Guide to Jazz 3/4 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Carla Bley except as indicated
  1. "Real Life Hits" - 8:08
  2. "The Lord Is Listenin' to Ya, Hallelujah!" - 7:48
  3. "Chicken" - 8:21
  4. "Misterioso" (Thelonious Monk) - 10:20
  5. "Wrong Key Donkey" - 12:02
  6. "Crazy with You" - 7:37
  • Recorded live on tour in France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Turkey and England in May 1994.



  1. ^ Carla Bley discography accessed August 9, 2010
  2. ^ a b Henderson, A. Allmusic Review, accessed August 9, 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. 131. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.