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Carla Bley / Andy Sheppard / Steve Swallow - Andando El Tiempo (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Carla Bley / Andy Sheppard / Steve Swallow - Andando El Tiempo (2016)
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Studio Master, Official Digital Download, ECM Records

For over 20 years, the trio of pianist Carla Bley, bassist Steve Swallow, and saxophonist Andy Sheppard have shared each other's creative company. The group's 2016 album, Andando el Tiempo, is a delicately passionate, classically influenced set. A follow-up to 2013's equally compelling Trios, Andando el Tiempo is, surprisingly, only the third album from the group after their initial live 1995 album Songs with Legs. Whereas on Trios they delved into various Bley compositions from throughout her career, on Andando el Tiempo they focus on several more recently penned works. "Naked Bridges/Diving Bridges" brings to mind the impressionism of composer Claude Debussy.
Jaco Pastorius / Pat Metheny / Paul Bley / Bruce Ditmas - Jaco (1974) [Re-Up]

Jaco Pastorius / Pat Metheny / Paul Bley / Bruce Ditmas - Jaco (1974)
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Genre: Fusion

Although one often thinks of Jaco Pastorius' first solo album as being 1976's Jaco on Epic, producer/keyboardist Paul Bley actually gave Pastorius his first chance to lead a recording two years earlier. Coincidentally titled Jaco, this spontaneous set (which has been reissued on CD) is also significant for being among guitarist Pat Metheny's first recordings; completing the quartet are Bley on electric piano and drummer Bruce Ditmas. The music consists of three songs by Bley, five from Carla Bley, and "Blood" by Annette Peacock. Pastorius sounds quite powerful, but Metheny's tone is kind of bizarre, very distorted and not at all distinctive at this point.
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 & 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 / 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, 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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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.

Mikaela Bley - Segreto di famiglia  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by SSCN1926 at Feb. 25, 2016
Mikaela Bley - Segreto di famiglia

Mikaela Bley - Segreto di famiglia
Italian | Newton | 2016 | EPUB | Pages 294 | ASIN: B019HW344K | 1.73 Mb

Carla Bley (American Composers)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Dec. 21, 2014
Carla Bley (American Composers)

Carla Bley (American Composers) by Amy C. Beal
2011 | ISBN: 0252036360, 0252078187 | English | 128 pages | PDF | 2 MB

Anne-Catherine Bley, "Soupes du jour"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Jan. 25, 2014
Anne-Catherine Bley, "Soupes du jour"

Anne-Catherine Bley, "Soupes du jour"
Publisher: Marabout | 2003 | ISBN: 2501040554 | French | PDF | 62 pages | 16.7 Mb

Quoi de plus alléchant que l'odeur d'une soupe fumante préparée pour le dîner ? A moins que vous ne préfériez l'idée d'un gaspacho glacé… les soupes d'Anne-Catherine Bley sont un vrai jeu d'enfant à réaliser. Le seul ustensile indispensable: un simple mixeur plongeur pour transformer une marmite de légumes bouillis en un délicieux velouté …