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Early Trios (Introducing Paul Bley/Paul Bley)

CD (Item 816665) Fresh Sound (Spain), 1953/1954 — Condition: Used
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The earliest work on record from pianist Paul Bley – the Canadian modernist who'd become much better known for his more experimental work in later years, but who's heard here on two straighter trio sessions! The first 7 tracks on the CD are from a rare 10" album that Bley cut with Art Blakey on drums and Charles Mingus on bass – a set that was done upon Mingus' discovery of Bley's talents, and which was issued on his own Debut label briefly in the 50s. Titles on that session include "Opus 1", "Walkin", "Split Kick", "Spontaneous Combustion", "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", and "Like Someone In Love". The remaining 12 tracks on the set are from a Mercury album cut the following year – one that features either Percy Heath or Peter Ind on bass, plus Al Levitt on drums – and which captures Bley in a fluid and evocative style that we really like. The tunes are mostly familiar numbers, but they're played by Bley with a warm introspection that already shows growth since the first session. Titles include "Drum One", "Time On My Hands", "Autumn Breeze", "My One & Only", "52nd Street Theme", and "This Can't Be Love".  © 1996-2024, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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