Paul Bley - Introducing Paul Bley (1992) [Avant-Garde Jazz]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

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Paul Bley - Introducing Paul Bley (1992) [Avant-Garde Jazz]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

Unread postby Mike1985 » 13 Sep 2018, 13:55

Artist: Paul Bley
Album: Introducing Paul Bley
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz
Label: Original Jazz Classics, Debut Records
Released: 1992
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
  1. Opus 1 4:08
  2. Opus 1 (Alternate Take) 3:21
  3. (Teapot) Walkin' 4:28
  4. Like Someone In Love 4:03
  5. Spontaneous Combustion 4:15
  6. Split Kick 3:05
  7. I Can't Get Started 3:37
  8. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town 3:22
  9. The Theme 3:40
  10. This Time The Dream's On Me 3:07
  11. Zootcase 2:33


  • Bass – Charles Mingus
  • Drums – Art Blakey
  • Piano – Paul Bley

Pianist Paul Bley's debut as a leader features the 21-year old in a trio with bassist Charles Mingus and drummer Art Blakey for Mingus' Debut label. The CD reissue, which adds four performances to the original program, finds Bley developing his voice within the bebop tradition. Mixing together stimulating originals such as "Opus 1" and "Spontaneous Combustion" with a few standards, Horace Silver's "Split Kick" and a surprisingly effective version of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town," Paul Bley may not have been distinctive this early on but he clearly had a potentially strong future.
Review by Scott Yanow

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