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Paul Bley Discography [50 albums] (1953-2014) (MP3)

3-12-2014, 10:47
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Paul Bley Discography [50 albums] (1953-2014) (MP3)

Artist: Paul Bley
Title Of Album: Discography
Year Of Release: 1953-2014
Genre: Free Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop
Quality: MP3
Bitrate: 192-320 kbps
Total Time: 41:01:02 min
Total Size: 6,04 Gb

Paul Bley, CM (born November 10, 1932), is a pianist known for his contributions to the free jazz movement of the 1960s as well as his innovations and influence on trio playing. Bley has been a long-time resident of the United States. His music characteristically features strong senses both of melodic voicing and space.
In the 1950s he founded the Jazz Workshop in Montreal, performing and recording there with Charlie Parker. He also performed with Lester Young and Ben Webster at that time. In 1953 he conducted for Charles Mingus on the Charles Mingus and His Orchestra album and the same year Mingus produced the Introducing Paul Bley album with Mingus and Art Blakey. In 1960 Bley recorded on piano with the Charles Mingus Group.

In 1958, he hired Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins to play at the Hillcrest Club in California.

In the early 1960s he was part of the Jimmy Giuffre 3, a clarinet, piano and bass trio with bassist Steve Swallow. The quiet understatement of this music makes it possible to overlook its degree of innovation. As well as a repertoire introducing compositions by his ex-wife Carla Bley, the group's music moved towards free improvisation based on close empathy.

During the same period Bley was touring and recording with Sonny Rollins, which culminated with the RCA Victor album Sonny Meets Hawk! with Coleman Hawkins.

During the 1970s, Bley, in partnership with videographer Carol Goss, was responsible for an important multi-media initiative, Improvising Artists, which issued LPs and videos documenting the solo piano recordings by Sun Ra and other works of free jazz with Jimmy Giuffre, Lee Konitz, Gary Peacock, Lester Bowie, John Gilmore, Jaco Pastorius, Pat Metheny, Steve Lacy and others. Bley and Goss are credited in a Billboard Magazine cover story with the first "music video" as a result of the recorded and live performance collaborations they produced with jazz musicians and video artists.

Bley was featured in the 1981 documentary film Imagine the Sound, in which he performs and discusses the history of his music.

In the 1990s, Bley joined the faculty of the New England Music Conservatory, however he no longer teaches there. Musicians of note Satoko Fujii and Yitzhak Yedid have studied with Bley at NEC.

Bley has continued to tour internationally and record prodigiously, with well over a hundred CDs released. In 1999 his autobiography, Stopping Time: Paul Bley and the Transformation of Jazz, was published. In 2003 Time Will Tell: Conversations with Paul Bley was published. In 2004 Paul Bley: la logica del caso (Paul Bley: The Logic of Chance) was published in Italian. In 2008, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.

1953 - Introducing Paul Bley (with Charles Mingus, Art Blakey)
1958 - The Fabulous Paul Bley Quintet
1963 - Footloose (Complete Edition)
1963 - The Floater Syndrome
1964 - Barrage
1964 - Turning Point (with John Gilmore, Paul Motian, Gary Peacock)
1964 - Turns
1965 - Closer
1965 - Touching
1966 - Blood
1966 - Ramblin'
1967 - Ballads
1970 - Paul Bley with Gary Peacock
1972 - Open, to Love
1972 - Paul Bley & Scorpio
1973 - Paul Bley & NHOP (with Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen)
1974 - Alone, Again
1974 - Quiet Song (with Bill Connors, Jimmy Giuffre)
1976 - Japan Suite (with Gary Peacock, Barry Altschul)
1977 - Axis
1983 - Sonor
1983 - Tango Palace
1985 - My Standard
1986 - Fragments
1986 - Live (with Jesper Lundgaard)
1986 - Live Again (with Jesper Lundgaard)
1987 - The Paul Bley Quartet
1988 - The Nearness of You
1989 - BeBopBeBopBeBopBeBop
1989 - Blues for Red
1989 - Partners (with Gary Peacock)
1990 - Memoirs (with Charlie Haden, Paul Motian) [192kbps]
1991 - In the Evenings Out There (with Gary Peacock, Tony Oxley, John Surman)
1991 - Plays Carla Bley
1992 - Annette (with Franz Koglmann, Gary Peacock)
1992 - Homage to Carla
1992 - Mindset (with Gary Peacock)
1993 - Double Time (with Jane Bunnett) [192kbps]
1993 - Synth Thesis
1994 - Chaos (with Furio Di Castri, Tony Oxley)
1994 - Modern Chant: Inspiration from Gregorian Chant
1994 - Reality Check
1994 - Time Will Tell (with Evan Parker, Barre Phillips)
1996 - Sankt Gerold (with Evan Parker, Barre Phillips)
1997 - Notes on Ornette
1998 - Not Two, Not One (with Gary Peacock, Paul Motian)
2001 - Solo in Mondsee
2007 - About Time
2007 - Mario Pavone - Trio Arc
2014 - Play Blue- Oslo Concert (ECM)

Paul Bley Discography [50 albums] (1953-2014) (MP3)

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