Paul Bley: Chaos
Oxley is an extraordinarily melodic drummer, getting a phenomenal range of sounds from his kit, and his solos are continuously surprising. Di Castri's rich bass sound and spacious melodic sense brings a meditative quality to the recording during his solos. Bley's imaginatively dissonant playing, by turns lyrical or aggressive, relaxed or pushing, provides the binding that pulls the group together. There are plenty of interesting harmonies here, and a sense of rhythm which both includes and goes beyond the tyranny of the beat. Fans of Paul Bley or post-bop music in general will have a treat with this beautifully produced recording.
Track Listing: Chaos, Touching Bass, Modulating, Soft Touch, Poetic Justice, Interpercussion 1, Touch Control, Turnham Bey, Street Wise, Bow Out, Starting Over, Interpercussion 2, Template
Personnel: Paul Bley, piano; Furio Di Castri, bass; Tony Oxley, drums
Record Label: Soul Note