Paul Bley Ballads

Paul Bley - Ballads (1967) {ECM Japanese Reissue UCCE-3003 rel 2007}

Paul Bley - Ballads (1967) {ECM Japanese Reissue UCCE-3003 rel 2007}
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© 1967, 2007 ECM Records / Universal Japan | UCCE-3003 / ECM 1010
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Piano

Ballads, which really seems to make ballads out of ballads, has been considered both worthy of hanging on the museum wall alongside the other masterpieces and being accorded special merit as the jazz record most used for background music. Since no less a genius than the great French composer Erik Satie invented the concept of background music, this might not be such a contradiction or insult. Only the short "Circles" invites a real comparison with the piano music of Satie; elsewhere you're in extremely extended territory, Paul Bley's desire to play the slowest music in history meshing with a new style of rhythm section accompaniment that sounds like everything from tuning the drums to adjusting the drapes.
Paul Bley / John Surman / Bill Frisell / Paul Motian - The Paul Bley Quartet (1987) {ECM 1365} [Re-Up]

Paul Bley / John Surman / Bill Frisell / Paul Motian - The Paul Bley Quartet (1987) {ECM 1365}
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Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz

This 1987 date teams the iconoclastic pianist with guitarist Bill Frisell, drummer Paul Motian, and British saxophonist John Surman. While it's easy to argue that, with Manfred Eicher's icy, crystalline production, this was a stock date for both the artists and the label, that argument would be flat wrong. Bley was looking for a new lyricism in his own playing and in his compositions. He was coming from a different place than the large harmonies offered by augmented and suspended chords and writing for piano trios. The other band members – two other extremely lyrical improvisers in Surman and Frisell.

Paul Bley - With Gary Peacock (1970) {ECM 1003}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 25, 2016
Paul Bley - With Gary Peacock (1970) {ECM 1003}

Paul Bley - With Gary Peacock (1970) {ECM 1003}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Gary Peacock shares front-cover billing with Paul Bley on this 1970 session, but drummer Paul Motian is also present on the first five tracks. (Billy Elgart replaces Motian on the remaining three.) There's a curiously straight-ahead, tempo-driven feel to this short and sweet disc, quite unlike the free aesthetic that Bley, Peacock, and Motian put forward when they returned to ECM as a trio on 1999's Not Two, Not One.
Paul Bley - Paul Bley Play Blue: Oslo Concert (2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Paul Bley - Paul Bley Play Blue: Oslo Concert (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:50 minutes | 1,07 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A rare solo performance by one of jazz s great originals, Canadian pianist Paul Bley, recorded live at the Oslo Jazz Festival in 2008 by Jan Erik Kongshaug and Manfred Eicher. There is nothing else quite like a Paul Bley concert. As the New York Times noted, Mr. Bley long ago found a way to express his long, elegant, voluminous thoughts in a manner that implies complete autonomy from its given setting but isn't quite free jazz. The music runs on a mixture of deep historical knowledge and its own inviolable principles." Here Bley, encouraged by an attentive and enthusiastic Norwegian audience shapes music in the moment, plays his own compositions, and brings the music to a fine conclusion in a performance of Sonny Rollins s Pent-Up House.

Paul Bley Trio - Ballads - mp3 128 - 1971 [ECM 1010]  

Posted by peter happy at Oct. 10, 2008
Paul Bley Trio - Ballads - mp3 128 - 1971 [ECM 1010]

Paul Bley Trio - Ballads [ECM 1010]
MP3 128 | 29,8Mb | RS.com
ECM | Jazz

Paul Bley & Gary Peacock & Tony Oxley & John Surman - In The Evenings Out There (1993) {ECM 1488}

Paul Bley & Gary Peacock & Tony Oxley & John Surman - In The Evenings Out There (1993) {ECM 1488}
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Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop

Pianist Paul Bley was touring Scandinavia with a quartet made up of longtime associate Gary Peacock on bass and two brilliant British musicians, drummer Tony Oxley and John Surman on baritone saxophone and bass clarinet, when they made this Oslo recording in 1991. Rather than a conventionally organized quartet session, the CD consists of seven largely improvised solos, three duets, and two tracks–the collectively improvised "Interface" and Surman's "Article Four"–with the full quartet. Even more unusual is the frequent emphasis on bass frequencies and slow, even solemn, tempos. Only extraordinary musicians could keep such a format interesting, and these four do, exploring room resonance with almost ceremonial levels of concentration.
Paul Bley, Franz Koglmann, Gary Peacock - Annette (1992) {hatOLOGY 564 rel 2001}

Paul Bley, Franz Koglmann, Gary Peacock - Annette (1992) {hatOLOGY 564 rel 2001}
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© 1992, 2001 HAT HUT Records | hatOLOGY 564
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Modern Jazz / Piano

This trio date is dedicated to the music of Annette Peacock, former wife of both pianist Paul Bley and bassist Gary Peacock. While Bley is the undisputed leader on this date (as he has recorded many of these pieces before), it is flügelhorn and trumpet player Franz Koglmann who arranged them in such an exquisite manner. The majority of the pieces included here were originally composed as songs. They were vehicles for expressing the interior, haunted world that Ms. Peacock inhabits and featured her lilting, edgy voice, which slips and slithers through her deceptively simple melodies before erupting into a shriek of ecstasy or pain.

Paul Bley, Tiziana Ghiglioni - Lyrics (1991)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at June 19, 2016
Paul Bley, Tiziana Ghiglioni - Lyrics (1991)

Paul Bley, Tiziana Ghiglioni - Lyrics (1991)
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 52 min | 119 MB
Label: Splasc(H) Records‎ | Rel: 1991

Recorded in 1991, this disc gorgeously assembles two of the most lyric "voices" on one CD, Canadian pianist Paul Bley and Italian chanteuse Tiziana Ghiglioni, performing solo and duet in a series of originals and standards. Of the 11 tunes, Bley composed six, all of which are piano solos, which serve as preludes or postludes depending on your point of view to the duets on the standards by Kern, Gershwin, Dorothy Fields/Jimmy McHugh, etc. Bley's compositions are all lyric songs, or songs without lyrics that follow a conventional form and are adorned by his usual lush pointillism. From "Beginning" to "Clime" to "Soulful," Bley digs very deep for the melodic invention only he can put across, stringing lines of arpeggios next to open mode chords and tying them together in a chromaticism of his own design. His triplets give way to staggered ninths and flatted fifths before working themselves out in a lyric line that is as complex as it is stunningly beautiful.

Paul Bley - Improvisie (1971)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Jan. 12, 2016
Paul Bley - Improvisie (1971)

Paul Bley - Improvisie (1971)
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Genre: jazz

Improvisie is the 1971 album by pianist Paul Bley. He is joined by Annette Peacock and Han Bennick. This is taken from another blog and is being used with permission. Thank you to the original uploader.
Paul Bley & Sonny Greenwich - Outside In (1994) {Justin Time Records}

Paul Bley & Sonny Greenwich - Outside In (1994) {Justin Time Records}
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© 1995 Justin Time Records | Just 69-2
Jazz / Free Improvisation / Progressive Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Piano / Guitar

RIP Paul Bley. In memory of Paul Bley. Paul Bley, a jazz pianist whose thoughtful but intuitive commitment to advanced improvisation became widely influential, died of natural causes Sunday. He was 83. This duet set by pianist Paul Bley and guitarist Sonny Greenwich, after two melodic solos by Greenwich and Bley's feature on "Arrival," becomes a loose bop session. "Meandering" is a blues and, in the tradition of Lennie Tristano, the origins of the originals "Willow" and "You Are" are not too difficult to figure out. The music does meander a bit but mostly swings in a floating way. Although there are some freer moments, this is as straight as Paul Bley has played on records in years and Sonny Greenwich also sounds fairly conservative, at least if one does not listen too closely. It's a relaxed and very interesting set.