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Paul Bley

Paul Bley
Born: Nov 10, 1932 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Genre: Jazz, Classical
Biography: Pianist Paul Bley, whose earliest recordings sound like Al Haig or Bud Powell, took the styles and techniques associated with Oscar Peterson, Wynton Kelly and Bill Evans to new levels of creative experimentation, becoming an indispensable force in modern music by combining the best elements in bop and ...Read full biography
Solo in Mondsee
Released: 2007
Label: ECM
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Fully 35 years after Open, to Love, Paul Bley's seminal solo piano recording for ECM (which stands as a watermark both in his own career and in the history of the label -- i.e., unconsciously aiding Manfred ...Read full review
Open, To Love
Released: 1972
Label: Universal Distribution
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Despite the fact that pianist and composer Paul Bley had been a renowned and innovative jazzman for nearly 20 years, 1973 saw the release of his most mature and visionary work. This is one of the most ...Read full review
More Paul Bley albums: Main Albums (86), Compilations (7)
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