Fleur Carnivore

Fleur Carnivore is a live album by American composer, bandleader and keyboardist Carla Bley recorded at the Jazzhus Montmartre in 1988 and released on the Watt/ECM label in 1989.[1][2]

Fleur Carnivore
Live album by
RecordedNovember 14–16, 1988
ProducerCarla Bley
Carla Bley chronology
Fleur Carnivore
The Very Big Carla Bley Band


The album is recognised as one of Bley's finest. The Allmusic review by Stephen Cook awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "On Fleur Carnivore, pianist Carla Bley deftly integrates her beautiful melodies into five complex, yet effortless sounding pieces... Fleur Carnivore is one of Bley's best titles and good place to start for newcomers".[3] The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded it 3½ stars stating "This is something like a masterpiece".[4]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Penguin Guide to Jazz[4]

Track listing

All compositions by Carla Bley.

  1. "Fleur Carnivore" - 11:12
  2. "Song of the Eternal Waiting of Canute" - 9:48
  3. "Ups and Downs" - 7:05
  4. "The Girl Who Cried Champagne Parts 1-3" - 17:15
  5. "Healing Power" - 10:27
  • Recorded at the Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark on November 14–16, 1988.



  1. Carla Bley discography accessed August 9, 2010
  2. ECM/WATT discography Archived 2016-09-16 at the Wayback Machine accessed August 25, 2016
  3. Cook, S. Allmusic Review accessed August 5, 2010
  4. 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.
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