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Paul Bley

p, 1932-2016 CA, Montreal
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Hyman Paul Bley

Hyman Paul Bley, CM (November 10, 1932 – January 3, 2016) was a Canadian pianist known for his contributions to the free jazz movement of the 1960s as well as his innovations and influence on trio playing. Bley was a long-time resident of the United States. His music characteristically featured strong senses both of melodic voicing and space.

  • Piano
  • Electric piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Jazz
  • Electronic
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Autumn Breeze on Paul Bley by Paul Bley
If I should lose you on Diane by Chet Baker
Drum One on Paul Bley by Paul Bley
My Heart on Paul Bley by Paul Bley
Gestures on Contemplation by Various Artists
Monk's Dream on Memoirs by Paul Bley, Charlie Haden & Paul Motian
You go to my head on Diane by Chet Baker
Everytime we say goodbye on Diane by Chet Baker
Suite First Take: Dawn Tuning on Music for the Millennium by Ralph Simon, Gary Peacock & Paul Bley
How deep is the ocean on Diane by Chet Baker

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
A Free SpiritPaul Bley2016Compil.
Play Blue (Oslo Concert)Paul Bley2014Album
Eight Classic AlbumsPeter Ind With Lee Konitz, Paul Bley, Jutta Hipp & Buddy Rich2013Compil.
The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul NotePaul Bley2013Album
About TimePaul Bley2008Album
Trio ArcMario Pavone W/ Special Guest Paul Bley, Matt Wilson2008Album
Solo In MondseePaul Bley2007Album
Complete Live At The HillcrestOrnette Coleman Quintet With Don Cherry & Paul Bley2007Compil.
FloridaPaul Bley / Kresten Osgood2007Album
ContemplationBenjamin Koppel, Paul Bley, Thommy Andersson, Marilyn Mazur, Peter Nilsson2006Album
Early TriosPaul Bley2005Compil.
CirclesPaul Bley2004Compil.
Nothing To DeclarePaul Bley2004Album
In The NorthAndreas Willers with special guest Paul Bley2003Album
Jazz FantasyKenny Millions, Paul Bley, Сергей Курёхин2002Album
BasicsPaul Bley2001Album
Sankt Gerold VariationsPaul Bley / Evan Parker / Barre Phillips2000Album
Junko's DreamKenny Millions & Paul Bley2000Album
EchoPaul Bley with Masahiko Togashi1999Album
Modern SurfacesStich Wynston With Special Guest Paul Bley1999Album
Not Two, Not OnePaul Bley / Gary Peacock / Paul Motian1999Album
Jazz 'n (E)MotionPaul Bley1998Album
Notes On OrnettePaul Bley1998Album
ChaosPaul Bley / Furio Di Castri / Tony Oxley1998Album
Keith Jarrett & Paul Bley (New York - Anni '60 - '70)Keith Jarrett, Paul Bley1997Compil.
MindsetPaul Bley / Gary Peacock1997Album
Out Of NowhereLee Konitz & Paul Bley1997Album
CarlaThe Jimmy Giuffre Trio With Paul Bley & Steve Swallow1996Compil.
[Touché]Kenny Wheeler And Paul Bley1996Album
Reality CheckPaul Bley1996Album
Something About WaterSatoko Fujii Featuring Paul Bley1996Album
Know TimePaul Bley featuring Herbie Spanier & Geordie McDonald1995Album
Outside InPaul Bley / Sonny Greenwich1995Album
Montmartre LivePaul Bley1995Album
Time Will TellPaul Bley / Evan Parker / Barre Phillips1995Album
Sweet TimePaul Bley1994Album
At Copenhagen Jazz HousePaul Bley1994Album
The Montreal TapesCharlie Haden With Paul Bley And Paul Motian1994Album
Moving HeartsHans Lüdemann / Paul Bley1994Album
Synth ThesisPaul Bley1994Album
Double TimePaul Bley / Jane Bunnett1994Album
Synth ThesisPaul Bley1994Album
Caravan SuitePaul Bley1993Album
Hands OnPaul Bley1993Album
Homage To CarlaPaul Bley1993Album
In The Evenings Out TherePaul Bley / Gary Peacock / Tony Oxley / John Surman1993Album
Romance In The Big CityKeshavan Maslak & Paul Bley1993Album
Not To Be A StarKeshavan Maslak With Paul Bley1993Album
One Year AfterPaul Bley1992Album
Paul Bley Plays Carla BleyPaul Bley1992Album
AnnettePaul Bley, Franz Koglmann, Gary Peacock1992Album
Blues For RedPaul Bley1992Album
MemoirsPaul Bley, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian1992Album
PartnersPaul Bley, Gary Peacock1991Album
Changing HandsPaul Bley1991Album
Indian SummerPaul Bley1991Album
A MusingJon Ballantyne, Paul Bley1991Album
12 (+6) In A RowPaul Bley1991Album
LyricsPaul Bley - Tiziana Ghiglioni1991Album
Pieces Of...Fredrik Lundin Quintet Feat. Paul Bley1990Album
Right Time - Right PlaceGary Burton / Paul Bley1990Album
RejoicingPaul Bley1990Album
SoloPaul Bley1989Album
Floater SyndromePaul Bley, Pete La Roca, Steve Swallow1989Compil.
Out Of NowhereDon Ellis, Paul Bley, Steve Swallow1988Album
Solo PianoPaul Bley1988Album
NotesPaul Bley / Paul Motian1988Album
TurnsPaul Bley1987Compil.
Live AgainPaul Bley & Jesper Lundgaard1987Album
SyndromePaul Bley With Steve Swallow & Pete La Roca1986Album
FragmentsPaul Bley1986Album
LivePaul Bley & Jesper Lundgaard1986Album
DianeChet Baker & Paul Bley1985Album
Mercury V.S.O.P. Album IIErroll Garner, Johnny Hartman, Junior Mance, Helen Merrill, Paul Bley, Maynard Ferguson, Roland Kirk1985Album
Tango PalacePaul Bley1985Album
FloaterPaul Bley With Steve Swallow & Pete La Roca1984Album
TearsPaul Bley1984Album
SonorPaul Bley1984Album
Axis (Solo Piano)Paul Bley1978Album
IAI FestivalJimmy Giuffre / Lee Konitz / Bill Connors / Paul Bley1978Album
Japan SuitePaul Bley, Gary Peacock, Barry Altschul1977Album
PyramidLee Konitz / Paul Bley / Bill Connors1977Album
Pastorius / Metheny / Ditmas / BleyJaco Pastorius / Pat Metheny / Bruce Ditmas / Paul Bley1976Album
VirtuosiBarry Altschul, Paul Bley, Gary Peacock1976Album
Copenhagen And HaarlemPaul Bley1975Compil.
Quiet SongPaul Bley / Jimmy Giuffre / Bill Connors1975Album
Alone, AgainPaul Bley1975Album
Turning PointPaul Bley / John Gilmore / Paul Motian / Gary Peacock1975Album
Paul Bley / NHØPPaul Bley, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen1973Album
Open, To LovePaul Bley1973Album
Dual UnityAnnette Peacock & Paul Bley1972Album
BalladsPaul Bley1971Album
ImprovisiePaul Bley1971Album
Paul Bley With Gary PeacockPaul Bley With Gary Peacock1970Album
Mr. JoyPaul Bley1969Single
Ramblin'Paul Bley1969Album
Mr. JoyPaul Bley1968Album
In Haarlem - BloodPaul Bley1967Album
BloodPaul Bley1966Album
FootloosePaul Bley1963Album
Paul BleyPaul Bley1954Album
Drum One / Autumn BreezePaul Bley1954Single
Introducing Paul BleyPaul Bley With Charles Mingus, Art Blakey1954Album
Mr. Joy / El CordobesPaul BleySingle
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