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Artist: BLEY TRIO, PAUL
Title: Closer
Format: LP
Label: ESP-Disk
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"When Oscar Peterson moved from Montréal to New York in 1949, then-17-year-old Paul Bley took over Petersons residency at the Alberta Lounge on Petersons recommendation; in his 20s, Bley played with Charlie Parker. Bley incorporated maverick pianist Lennie Tristanos approach to improvisation and collaborated with Charles Mingus, and in 1958 in Los Angeles famously put together a band with Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, and Billy Higgins. His move into free improvisation in the groundbreaking Jimmy Giuffre 3 brought him acclaim. After moving to New York, he was one of the performers at the Cellar Café in Bill Dixons 1965 four-day "October Revolution in Jazz" festival, which led to Bley being one of the co-founders shortly thereafter of the Jazz Composers Guild. It was in the midst of that fabled month that Bley recorded his first LP for ESP-Disk (sixth overall to that point), Barrage. Bley returned to the studio for his second ESP-Disk LP a bit less than two months later. Closer finds Bley again heavily featuring then-wife Carlas compositions; shes credited on seven of the ten tracks, including two also heard on Barrage, "Batterie" and "And Now the Queen." They sound quite different on this quieter trio date, and the performances are more concise (no track tops the 3:30 mark). Paul Bley included one of his own tunes, "Figfoot," as well as Ornette Colemans "Crossroads" and future-wife Annette Peacocks "Cartoon." Closer features Bleys distinctive pianism in one of its earliest recorded manifestations. The other players are fellow Jimmy Giuffre 3 member Steve Swallow (bass) and, in his recording debut, Barry Altschul (percussion)." - ESP-Disk.

Artist: BLEY TRIO, PAUL
Title: Bremen 66
Format: CD
Label: Hi Hat
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Paul Bley Trio, live from Lila Eule, Bremen, Germany on September 27th, 1966. The young Paul Bley earned his spurs playing with legends including Charles Mingus, Art Blakey, Chet Baker, Jimmy Giuffre, Ornette Coleman, and Bill Evans. As the 1960s progressed, he increasingly embraced the avant-garde, with arguably his greatest successes coming in the piano trio format. Originally broadcast on Nordewestradio in the autumn of 1966, and featuring material by Bley and his wife Carla, this fiery set typifies his approach at the time. Includes the entire Nordewestradio FM Broadcast, digitally remastered and accompanied by background notes and images. Personnel: Paul Bley - piano; Mark Levinson - bass; Barry Altschul - drums." - Hi Hat.

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