Paul Bley Quartet

Performers The Paul Bley Quartet

ECM | September 1, 2007 | Compact Disc

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Paul Bley Quartet: Paul Bley (piano); John Surman (soprano saxophone, bass clarinet); Bill Frisell (guitar); Paul Motian (drums).Recorded at Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway in November 1987.This 1988 release was the second by this quartet (FRAGMENTS, their first, was released two years earlier). The set features compositions written by each of the players, with two contributions from Bley. The ensemble is well matched and the absence of a traditional rhythm section allows the musicians to play in and around open spaces (an approach in keeping with the group members' own releases). Bill Frisell's long and lingering notes peek out from behind Bley's piano, while John Surman's reeds wrap the whole in a rich, gauzy cloth. All the while drummer Paul Motian plays his kit with the quiet majesty of volcanic ash settling onto horizontal surfaces. Recorded in Norway at one of the producer's preferred studios, the sonic clarity is gorgeous (a hallmark of ECM releases). The title of Bley's "Interplay" invokes the key word that makes this music work so well.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: September 1, 2007

Genre: Avant-Garde/Downtown

Style: Jazz Instrument

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1988

Label Name: ECM

UPC: 042283525023

Found in: Avant-Garde/Downtown

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Paul Bley Quartet

Performers The Paul Bley Quartet
Guest Artist(s) Bill Frisell, John Surman, Paul Motian
Producer Manfred Eicher
Engineer Jan Erik Kongshaug

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: September 1, 2007

Genre: Avant-Garde/Downtown

Style: Jazz Instrument

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1988

Label Name: ECM

UPC: 042283525023


Title Track Time
1.Interplay --
2.Heat --
3.After Dark --
4.One In Four --
5.Triste --

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Paul Bley Quartet: Paul Bley (piano); John Surman (soprano saxophone, bass clarinet); Bill Frisell (guitar); Paul Motian (drums).Recorded at Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway in November 1987.This 1988 release was the second by this quartet (FRAGMENTS, their first, was released two years earlier). The set features compositions written by each of the players, with two contributions from Bley. The ensemble is well matched and the absence of a traditional rhythm section allows the musicians to play in and around open spaces (an approach in keeping with the group members' own releases). Bill Frisell's long and lingering notes peek out from behind Bley's piano, while John Surman's reeds wrap the whole in a rich, gauzy cloth. All the while drummer Paul Motian plays his kit with the quiet majesty of volcanic ash settling onto horizontal surfaces. Recorded in Norway at one of the producer's preferred studios, the sonic clarity is gorgeous (a hallmark of ECM releases). The title of Bley's "Interplay" invokes the key word that makes this music work so well.
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