On this day…

…in 1936, Carla Bley was born in Oakland, California. Bley has been a leading figure in modern jazz—especially free jazz— since the 1960s, collaborating not only with other well-known jazz figures such as Paul Bley, Gary Burton, Charlie Haden, Michael Mantler, John Scofield and  Steve Swallow but also with musicians better known for work in other genres such as Jack Bruce, Nick Mason and Robert Wyatt. In this clip, Bley performs one of her mellower pieces. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A9475sj9is