A Focus on Paul Bley

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This week we focus on the work of master pianist Paul Bley, including examples of the ground-breaking music he created with Jimmy Giuffre and Steve Swallow. During the rest of the show we feature some fascinating recent releases and some other classic cuts.


  • James Brandon Lewis "Sir Real Denard" from An Unruly Manifesto (Relative Pitch) 00:00
  • Paul Bley "There Will Never Be Another You" from Early Trios (Fresh Sounds) 09:52
  • Jimmy Giuffre "The Five Ways" from Free Fall (Columbia) 16:08
  • Joakim Berghäll Triality "Nunam Iqua" from The Arctic (Eclipse Music) 26:26
  • Paul Bley "Ida Lupino" from Closer (ESP) 35:25
  • Jimmy Giuffre "In the Mornings Out There" from Fusion (ECM) 39:05
  • Peter Hess Trio "Blue Bells" from Falling (Diskonife) 45:57
  • Paul Bley "Once Around the Park" from Fragments (ECM) 52:35
  • Jimmy Giuffre "Temporarily" from Thesis (ECM) 59:12
  • Elvin Jones "P.P. Phoenix" from Genesis (Blue Note) 1:06:11
  • Paul Bley "Mazatalan" from Touching (Black Lion) 1:11:23
  • Jimmy Giuffre, Paul Bley, Steve Swallow "White Peaks" from Conversation with Goose (Soul Note) 1:17:04
  • Ornette Coleman & Prime Time "City Living" from Opening the Caravan of Dreams (Caravan of Dreams) 1:22:38
  • Paul Bley and Gary Peacock "Latin Genetics" from Partners (Owl Records) 1:29:44
  • Paul Bley, Evan Parker, Barre Phillips "Marsh Tides" from Time Will Tell (ECM) 1:35:17
  • Paul Bley Trio "Lady Bird" from Bebopbebopbebopbebop (Steeplechase) 1:41:27
  • James Brandon Lewis "The Eleventh Hour" from An Unruly Manifesto (Relative Pitch) 1:48:40
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