11/10/32 – 1/3/13


We at the Sunday Jazz Show are very saddened to learn the news this morning that legendary pianist Paul Bley has died. We highly recommend reading the official note from Bley’s daughter and the obituary as published by the Ottawa Citizen today.

Below are some of our favorite tunes from Bley throughout the years. We’ll be spinning his work in different settings throughout both sets on Sunday. Until then, press play!

Paul Bley w/ Charles Mingus & Art Blakey – “Like Someone In Love” (1953)

The Fabulous Paul Bley Quintet – “Klactoveesed” (1958)

Jimmy Giuffre 3 (w/ Paul Bley & Steve Swallow) – “In The Mornings Out There” (1961)

Paul Bley Trio – “When Will The Blues Leave?” (1962)

Sonny Rollins & Coleman Hawkins (w/ Paul Bley) – “All The Things You Are” (1963)

Paul Bley Trio – “Ida Lupino” (1965)

Paul Bley – “Ramblin” (1966)

Paul Bley – “Harlem” (1972)

Paul Bley w/ Charlie Haden & Paul Motian – “Turnaround” (Live – 1989)

Paul Bley / Evan Parker / Barre Phillips – “Time Will Tell” (1996)

Paul Bley & Charlie Haden – Live at Lincoln Center (2000)

We could go on and on…



Paul Bley