Escalator Over the Hill (or EOTH) is mostly referred to as a jazz opera, but it was released as a “chronotransduction” with “words by Paul Haines, adaptation and music by Carla Bley, production and coordination by Michael Mantler, performed by the Jazz Composers Orchestra. Featuring Jack Bruce, Don Cherry, John McLaughlin, Gato Barbieri, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian, Don Preston, Linda Ronstadt and John Paul Jones. Includes 12 page Libretto/Photo booklet. Original Label. 3 Disc Boxed Set. JCOA 3LP-EOTH 1971 *****
Note: If you have an opportunity to travel to Perugia, Italy – where a Jazz Festival is held every Summer, you will see what may be interpreted as an inspiration for the title: escalators that take you over the hill.