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Paul Bley – Play Blue: Oslo Concert (2014)

14-04-2014, 04:15
Jazz | FLAC / APE

Paul Bley – Play Blue: Oslo Concert (2014)

Artist: Paul Bley
Title Of Album: Play Blue: Oslo Concert
Year Of Release: 2014
Label: ECM
Genre: ECM, jazz
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)/mp3
Bitrate: Lossless/320 kbps
Total Time: 56:47
Total Size: 237/133 mb
WebSite: amazon


1. Far North
2. Way Down South Suite
3. Flame
4. Longer
5. Pent-Up House

Play Blue documents 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 Manfred Eicher and Jan Erik Kongshaug.
The solo medium is one that Bley first broached on ECM. The 1972 recording Open, To Love was to prove one of the defining works in the unaccompanied genre, and at least as influential in its way as Paul’s classic jazz trio albums of the 1960′s – such as Footloose!, Touching, Closer – had been. 35 years would elapse before the release of a ‘sequel’ at ECM, Solo at Mondsee, with Bley’s kaleidoscopic transformations of standard themes in a series of variations.
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”.

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