Paul Bley

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When one considers that Paul Bley is a constant improviser, the repertoire he chose for this set (ten standards, most of which are from the '40s and '50s) is rather surprising. But even on tunes such as "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "Long Ago and Far Away" and "I Can't Get Started," pianist Bley (accompanied by bassist Jesper Lundgaard and drummer Billy Hart) avoids the obvious and comes up with something new to say.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:59 Amazon
2 3:06 Amazon
3 5:30 Amazon
4 3:02 Amazon
5 4:29 Amazon
6 4:47 Amazon
7 2:30 Amazon
8 6:18 Amazon
9 3:06 Amazon
10 3:43 Amazon
11 3:09 Amazon
12 4:57 Amazon
13 4:03 Amazon
14 4:45 Amazon
15 5:11 Amazon
16 2:18 Amazon
17 2:13 Amazon
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