Paul Bley Catalog

1953 (age 21)

Introducing Paul Bley  (Original Jazz Classics OJC 201)

Paul Bley (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, November 30, 1953
Opus I
Walkin' (Teapot)
Like Someone In Love
I Can't Get Started
Spontaneous Combustion
Split Kick
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 201-2.

Introducing Paul Bley  (Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 201-2)

Paul Bley (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
NYC, November 30, 1953
Opus I (alt. take)
The Theme
This Time The Dream's On Me
Zootcase
** reissue of Original Jazz Classics OJC 201 + 4 bonus tracks.

Jazz Workshop - Autobiography In Jazz  (Debut DEB 198)

Paul Bley (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
NYC, November 30, 1953
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

1954

Paul Bley  (Wing MGW 60001)

Paul Bley (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Al Levitt (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, February 3, 1954
10303 | W241Drum One
10304 | W237Autumn Breeze
Paul Bley (piano) Peter Ind (bass) Al Levitt (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, August 26, 1954
W233Topsy
W234 | 10863My Heart
W235 | 10922That Old Feeling
W236 | 10918There'll Never Be Another You
W239 | 10930My Old Flame
same personnel
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, August 30, 1954
W238 | 11058I Want To Be Happy
W240 | 10925Time On My Hands
W242 | 10931This Can't Be Love
W243 | 10929My One And Only (What Am I Gonna Do)
W244 | 1110652nd Street Theme
** also issued on EmArcy MG 36092; Universal (J) UCCM 9107.

Various Artists - V.S.O.P. Album II  (Mercury (J) SNP 131)

Paul Bley (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Al Levitt (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, February 3, 1954
10305The Nearness Of You

1958

The Paul Bley Quartet - Solemn Meditation  (Gene Norman Presents GNP 31)

Dave Pike (vibraphone) Paul Bley (piano) Charlie Haden (bass) Lennie McBrowne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, spring 1958
Birk's Works
O Plus One
Porgy
Solemn Meditation
I Remember Harlem
Drum Two
Everywhere
Beau Diddley
Persian Village

The Fabulous Paul Bley Quintet  (America (F) 30 AM 6120)

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Paul Bley (piano) Charlie Haden (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
"Hillcrest Club", Los Angeles, CA, October, 1958
Klactoveesedstene
I Remember Harlem
The Blessing
Free
** also issued on Inner City IC 1007 entitled "Paul Bley/Ornette Coleman/Don Cherry/Charlie Haden/Billy Higgins - Live At The Hilcrest Club 1958".

1962 (age 30)

Paul Bley - Footloose!  (Savoy MG 12182)

Paul Bley (piano) Steve Swallow (bass) Pete LaRoca (drums)
Medallion Studios, Newark, NJ, August 17, 1962
SPB6464Floater
SPB6465When Will The Blues Leave
SPB6467Around Again
same personnel
Medallion Studios, Newark, NJ, September 12, 1963
SPB63-259Syndrome
SPB63-261King Korn
SPB63-264Cousins
SPB63-265Vashkar
SPB63-266Turns
** also issued on BYG (F) 529.114 entitled "Footloose".

Paul Bley With Steve Swallow And Pete LaRoca - Floater  (Savoy SJL 1148)

Paul Bley (piano) Steve Swallow (bass) Pete LaRoca (drums): same personnel
Medallion Studios, Newark, NJ, August 17, 1962
SPB6469Stereophrenic
same personnel
Medallion Studios, Newark, NJ, September 12, 1963
SPB63-267Ballad, No. 4

Various Artists - New Music: 2nd Wave  (Savoy SJL 2235)

Paul Bley (piano) Steve Swallow (bass) Pete LaRoca (drums): same personnel
Medallion Studios, Newark, NJ, August 17, 1962
SPB6470Crossroads (The Circle With The Hole In The Middle)
same personnel
Medallion Studios, Newark, NJ, September 12, 1963
Start
John Gilmore (tenor saxophone) Paul Bley (piano) Gary Peacock (bass) Paul Motian (drums)
Mirasound Studios, NYC, March 9, 1964
Around Again
Ida Lupino
Syndrome

1963

Paul Bley With Gary Peacock  (ECM (G) ECM 1003)

Paul Bley (piano) Gary Peacock (bass) Paul Motian (drums)
NYC, April 13, 1963
Blues
Getting Started
When Will The Blues Leave
Long Ago And Far Away
Moor
Paul Bley (piano) Gary Peacock (bass) Billy Elgart (drums)
"University Of Washington", Seattle, WA, May 10, 1968
Gary
Big Foot
Albert's Love Theme
** also issued on ECM (G) ECM 1003 (CD).

Paul Bley With Steve Swallow And Pete LaRoca - Syndrome  (Savoy SJL 1175)

Paul Bley (piano) Steve Swallow (bass) Pete LaRoca (drums)
Medallion Studios, Newark, NJ, September 12, 1963
SPB63-260Ballad, No. 1
SPB63-262Ballad, No. 2
Around Again (second session take)
King Korn (alt. take)

1964

Paul Bley/John Gilmore/Paul Motian/Gary Peacock - Turning Point  (Improvising Artists Inc. IAI 37.38.41)

John Gilmore (tenor saxophone) Paul Bley (piano) Gary Peacock (bass) Paul Motian (drums)
Mirasound Studios, NYC, March 9, 1964
Calls
Turns (Turning)
King Korn
Ictus
Ida Lupino (alt. take)
Paul Bley (piano) Gary Peacock (bass) Billy Elgart (drums)
"University Of Washington", Seattle, WA, May 10, 1968
Mr. Joy
Kid Dynamite

Paul Bley Quintet - Barrage  (ESP-Disk' ESP 1008)

Dewey Johnson (trumpet) Marshall Allen (alto saxophone) Paul Bley (piano) Eddie Gomez (bass) Milford Graves (percussion)
NYC, October 20, 1964
Batterie
Ictus
And Now The Queen
Around Again
Walking Woman
Barrage
** also issued on ESP-Disk' ESPCD 1008.

1965

Paul Bley Trio - Touching  (Debut (D) DEB 147)

Paul Bley (piano) Kent Carter (bass) Barry Altschul (drums)
Copenhagen, Denmark, November 5, 1965
Start
Touching
Pablo
Both
Mazatlan (Mazatalan)
Cartoon
** also issued on Fontana (Du) 688 608 ZL, 888 608 ZY, (E) SFJL 929.
** part of Arista Freedom AL 1901.

Paul Bley - Copenhagen And Haarlem  (Arista Freedom AL 1901)

Paul Bley (piano) Kent Carter (bass) Barry Altschul (drums): same session
Copenhagen, Denmark, November 5, 1965
Closer
** same contents as Freedom (E) FLP 40151 + Debut (D) DEB 147 + 1 bonus track.

Paul Bley Trio - Closer  (ESP-Disk' ESP 1021)

Paul Bley (piano) Steve Swallow (bass) Barry Altschul (drums)
NYC, December 12, 1965
Ida Lupino
Start
Closer
Sideways In Mexico
Batterie
And Now The Queen
Pigfoot
Crossroads
Violin
Cartoon
** also issued on ESP-Disk' ESPCD 1021.

1966

Paul Bley - Ramblin'  (BYG (F) 529.313)

Paul Bley (piano) Mark Levinson (bass) Barry Altschul (drums)
Studio RCA, Rome, Italy, July 1, 1966
Both
Albert's Love Theme
Ida Lupino
Ramblin'
Touching
Mazatlan (Mazatalon)
** also issued on Affinity (E) AFF 37.

Paul Bley Trio - Blood  (Fontana (F) 683 911 ZL)

Paul Bley (piano) Mark Levinson (bass) Barry Altschul (drums): same personnel
Baarn, Holland, September 21, October 4, 1966
Blood
Albert's Love Theme
El Cordobes
Only Sweetly
Seven
Mister Joy
Ramblin'
Kid Dynamite
Nothing Ever Was, Anyway
Pig Foot
** also issued on Fontana (F) 883 911 ZY.

Paul Bley In Haarlem - Blood  (Freedom (E) FLP 40151)

Paul Bley (piano) Mark Levinson (bass) Barry Altschul (drums): same personnel
"Hildebrandzaal", Haarlem, Holland, November 4, 1966
Blood
Mister Joy
** part of Arista Freedom AL 1901.

1967

Paul Bley - Ballads  (ECM (G) ECM 1010)

Paul Bley (piano) Mark Levinson (bass) Barry Altschul (drums)
NYC, March 31, 1967
Circles
So Hard It Hurts
Paul Bley (piano) Gary Peacock (bass) Barry Altschul (drums)
NYC, July 28, 1967
Ending

Barry Altschul/Paul Bley/Gary Peacock - Virtuosi  (Improvising Artists Inc. IAI 37.38.44)

Paul Bley (piano) Gary Peacock (bass) Barry Altschul (drums): same personnel
Nola's Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, June 28, 1967
Butterflies
Gary

1968

Paul Bley - Mr. Joy  (Limelight LS 86060)

Paul Bley (piano) Gary Peacock (bass) Billy Elgart (drums)
"University Of Washington", Seattle, WA, May 10, 11 & 12, 1968
42687Only Lovely
42688Kid Dynamite
42690El Cordobes
42691Ramblin'
42692Touching
42693Blood
42694Mr. Joy
42752Nothing Ever Was Anyway

Paul Bley - Mr. Joy / El Cordobes  (Limelight L 3086)

Paul Bley (piano) Gary Peacock (bass) Billy Elgart (drums): same session
"University Of Washington", Seattle, WA, May 10, 11 & 12, 1968
42690El Cordobes (45 rpm edit)
42915Mr. Joy (45 rpm edit)

1969

Bley-Peacock Synthesizer Show - Revenge: "The Bigger The Love, The Greater The Hate"  (Polydor (E) 2425 043)

Mark Whitecage (electric alto saxophone) Michael Garson (piano) Thomas Cosgrove (guitar) Stu Woods (bass) Rick Marotta (drums) Annette Peacock (vocals, electric vibraphone)
Apostolic Recording Studios, NYC, April 6, June 2, November 3, 1969
A Loss Of Consciousness
I'm The One
Perry Robinson (electric clarinet) Paul Bley (keyboards) Glen Moore (bass) Laurence Cook (drums, electric cymbals) Annette Peacock (vocals, electric vibraphone)
The Cynic
Climbing Aspirations
Daddy's Boat (A Baby's Lullaby)
Paul Bley (keyboards) Gary Peacock (electric bass) Barry Altschul (drums) Annette Peacock (vocals, electric vibraphone)
Dreams
Perry Robinson (electric clarinet) Mark Whitecage (electric alto saxophone) Bob Masson (electric piano) Richard Youngstein (bass) Steve Haas (drums) Annette Peacock (vocals, electric vibraphone)
Century Sound Studios, NYC, April 6, June 2, November 3, 1969
I Belong To A World That's Destroying Itself
Paul Bley (synthesizer, electric piano) Richard Youngstein (bass) Steve Haas (drums, electric cymbals) Annette Peacock (vocals, electric vibraphone)
Mr. Joy

1970

The Paul Bley Synthesizer Show  (Milestone MSP 9033)

Paul Bley (synthesizer, electric piano, piano) Dick Youngstein (bass) Steve Hass (drums)
NYC, December 9, 1970
The Archangel
Parks
Circles
Paul Bley (synthesizer, electric piano, piano) Glen Moore (bass) Steve Hass (drums)
NYC, January 21, 1971
Mr. Joy
Nothing Ever Was, Anyway (first chorus)
Gary
Paul Bley (synthesizer, electric piano, piano) Frank Tusa (bass) Bobby Moses (drums)
NYC, March 9, 1971
Nothing Ever Was, Anyway
Snakes
** part of Milestone MCD 47102-2.

1971

Annette And Paul Bley - Dual Unity  (Freedom (E) FLP 40109)

Paul Bley (synthesizer, electric piano) Annette Peacock (electric bass, vocals) Han Bennink (drums)
"Club B14", Rotterdam, Holland, March 26, 1971
M.J.
Annette Peacock (electric piano) Paul Bley (synthesizer) Han Bennink (drums)
Gargantuan Encounter
Annette Peacock (piano, vocals) Paul Bley (synthesizer, electric piano) Mario Pavone (bass) Laurence Cook (drums)
"Espace Cardin", Paris, France, November 16, 1971
Richter Scale
Dual Unity

Paul Bley - Improvisie  (America (F) 30 AM 6121)

Annette Peacock (electric piano, piano, synthesizer, voice) Paul Bley (synthesizer) Han Bennink (percussion)
"Club B14", Rotterdam, Holland, March 26, 1971
Improvisie
Touching

1972 (age 40)

Paul Bley - Open, To Love  (ECM (G) ECM 1023)

Paul Bley (piano)
Arne Bendiksen Studio, Oslo, Norway, September 11, 1972
Closer
Ida Lupino
Started
Open, To Love
Harlem
Seven
Nothing Ever Was, Anyway
** also issued on ECM (G) ECM 1023 (CD).

Various Artists - ECM Special: Edition For Contemporary Music  (ECM (J) PA-9601)

Paul Bley (piano): same session
Arne Bendiksen Studio, Oslo, Norway, September 11, 1972
Seven II
** also issued on ECM (J) PA-4011 entitled "ECM Special I: The Most Beautiful Sound Next To Silence".

Paul Bley And Scorpio  (Milestone MSP 9046)

Paul Bley (synthesizer, electric piano, piano) David Holland (bass) Barry Altschul (drums)
Advantage Studios, NYC, October 22, November 24, 1972
El Cordobes
Capricorn
King Korn
Dreams
Syndrome
Gesture Without Plot
Ictus
** part of Milestone MCD 47102-2.

1973

Paul Bley/Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen - Paul Bley/NHOP  (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1005)

Paul Bley (piano) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass)
Copenhagen, Denmark, June 24, 1973
Meeting
A Matter Of Urgency
Carla
Later
Summer
Gesture Without Plot
same personnel
Copenhagen, Denmark, July 1, 1973
Olhos De Gato
Paradise Island
Upstairs
** also issued on SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31005.

Paul Bley/Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen - Paul Bley/NHOP  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31005)

Paul Bley (piano) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass): same session
Copenhagen, Denmark, July 1, 1973
Stroung Out
** reissue of SteepleChase (D) SCS 1005 + 1 bonus track.

1974

Jaco Pastorius/Pat Metheny/Bruce Ditmas/Paul Bley  (Improvising Artists Inc. IAI 37.38.46)

Paul Bley (electric piano) Pat Metheny (electric guitar) Jaco Pastorius (electric bass) Bruce Ditmas (drums)
Blue Rock Studio, NYC, June 16, 1974
Vashkar
Poconos
Donkey
Vampira
Overtoned
Jaco
Batterie
King Korn
Blood
** also issued on Improvising Artists Inc. IAI 37.38.46 (later) entitled "Jaco".

Paul Bley - Alone, Again  (Improvising Artists Inc. IAI 37.38.40)

Paul Bley (piano)
Bendiksen Studio, Oslo, Norway, August 8 & 9, 1974
Ojos De Gato
Ballade
And Now The Queen
Glad
Lovers
Dreams
Explanations

Paul Bley/Jimmy Giuffre/Bill Connors - Quiet Song  (Improvising Artists Inc. IAI 37.38.39)

Jimmy Giuffre (flute -1,2,5, clarinet -4,8/10) Paul Bley (piano -3,5/10) Bill Connors (guitar -2,5,7,8,10)
Generation Sound Studios, NYC, November 14, 1974
1.Solo
2.Duet
3.Play Blue
4.Clarinet
5.Yeah, Guitar
6.Carol
7.Trio
8.Goodbye
9.Laurent
10.Quiet Song

1976

Paul Bley/Gary Peacock/Barry Altschul - Japan Suite  (Improvising Artists Inc. IAI 37.38.49)

Paul Bley (piano, electric piano) Gary Peacock (bass) Barry Altschul (drums, percussion)
"Yamaha Music Festival", "Nemu No Sato", Shima, Mie, Japan, July 25, 1976
Japan Suite I
Japan Suite II

1977

Lee Konitz/Paul Bley/Bill Connors - Pyramid  (Improvising Artists Inc. IAI 37.38.45)

Lee Konitz (alto,soprano saxophone) Paul Bley (piano, electric piano) Bill Connors (acoustic,electric guitar)
Electric Lady Studios, NYC, June 11, 1977
Pyramid
Out There
Talk To Me
Tavia
Longer Than You Know
Play Blue

Paul Bley Solo Piano - Axis  (Improvising Artists Inc. IAI 37.38.53)

Paul Bley (piano)
Axis-In-Soho, NYC, July 1-3, 1977
Axis
Porgy
Music Matador
El Cordobes / Please Don't Ever Leave Me

1983 (age 51)

Paul Bley - Tears  (Owl (F) OWL 034)

Paul Bley (piano)
Studio Adyar, Paris, France, May 19, 1983
Tears
Ostinato
Music Matador
Walkman
Flame
Hardly
Head Over Heels
Solo Rose
For Roy E.

Paul Bley - Tango Palace  (Soul Note (It) SN 1090)

Paul Bley (piano): same personnel
Barigozzi Studio, Milan, Italy, May 21, 1983
Tango Palace
C.G.
Woogie
A.G.B.
But Beautiful
Return Love
Bound
Zebra Walk
Please
Explain

Paul Bley - Sonor  (Soul Note (It) SN 1085)

Paul Bley (piano) George Cross McDonald (percussion)
Barigozzi Studio, Milan, Italy, May 22, 1983
Little Bells
Landscape
Speed
Recollection
Joined
Sonor
Waltz
Set
Darkness
Tight Rope

1985

Paul Bley Trio - Questions  (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1205)

Paul Bley (piano) Jesper Lundgaard (bass) Aage Tanggaard (drums)
Copenhagen, Denmark, February 26, 1985
Lovely
Adventure 1
Adventure 2
Adventure 3
Adventure 4
Beautiful
Questions
Here And Gone 1
Here And Gone 2
Here And Gone 3
Here And Gone 4
Fanfare
** also issued on SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31205.

Paul Bley Trio - Questions  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31205)

Paul Bley (piano) Jesper Lundgaard (bass) Aage Tanggaard (drums): same session
Copenhagen, Denmark, February 26, 1985
The Pause Is Not Rhythmic
** reissue of SteepleChase (D) SCS 1205 + 1 bonus track.

Paul Bley Trio - My Standard  (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1214)

Paul Bley (piano) Jesper Lundgaard (bass) Billy Hart (drums)
Copenhagen, Denmark, December 8, 1985
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Lover Man
All The Things You Are
Long Ago And Far Away
Black And Blue
I Wish I Knew
If I'm Lucky
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
I Can't Get Started
The Theme
** also issued on SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31214.

Paul Bley Trio - My Standard  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31214)

Paul Bley (piano) Jesper Lundgaard (bass) Billy Hart (drums): same session
Copenhagen, Denmark, December 8, 1985
I'm Glad There Is You
How Long Has This Been Going On
A.R.B.
Blues Waltz
Becky
Bolivar Blues
Goodbye
** reissue of SteepleChase (D) SCS 1214 + 7 bonus tracks.

1986

Paul Bley - Fragments  (ECM (G) ECM 1320)

John Surman (soprano,baritone saxophone, bass clarinet) Paul Bley (piano) Bill Frisell (guitar) Paul Motian (drums)
Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway, January, 1986
Memories
Monica Jane
Line Down
Seven
Closer
Once Around The Park
Hand Dance
For The Love Of Sarah
Nothing Ever Was, Anyway
** also issued on ECM (G) ECM 1320 (CD).

Paul Bley And Jesper Lundgaard - Live  (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1223)

Paul Bley (piano) Jesper Lundgaard (bass)
"Jazzhus Montmartre", Copenhagen, Denmark, March 26, 1986
Blues
Ostinato
The Theme
Ramblin'
Music Matador
When Will The Blues Leave
Vashkar
Ictus
** also issued on SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31223.
** part of SteepleChase (D) SCCD 37019/20.

Paul Bley And Jesper Lundgaard - Live  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31223)

Paul Bley (piano) Jesper Lundgaard (bass): same session
"Jazzhus Montmartre", Copenhagen, Denmark, March 26, 1986
Albert's Love Theme
Ida Lupino
** reissue of SteepleChase (D) SCS 1223 + 2 bonus tracks.

Paul Bley And Jesper Lundgaard - Live Again  (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1230)

Paul Bley (piano) Jesper Lundgaard (bass): same session
"Jazzhus Montmartre", Copenhagen, Denmark, March 26, 1986
Ictus
Pent-Up House
Diane
If I'm Lucky
Rebecca
All The Things You Are
If I Loved You
What'll I Do
Willow Weep For Me
** also issued on SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31230.
** part of SteepleChase (D) SCCD 37019/20.

Paul Bley And Jesper Lundgaard - Live Again  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31230)

Paul Bley (piano) Jesper Lundgaard (bass): same session
"Jazzhus Montmartre", Copenhagen, Denmark, March 26, 1986
Blues Waltz
** reissue of SteepleChase (D) SCS 1230 + 1 bonus track.

1987

Paul Bley - Indian Summer  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31286)

Paul Bley (piano) Ron McClure (bass) Barry Altschul (drums)
Copenhagen, Denmark, May, 1987
Black And Blue
Blues Waltz
Lisbon Nights
Long Ago And Far Away
Goodbye
The More I See You
Diane
Blues
Indian Summer / Ictus

Paul Bley/Paul Motian - Notes  (Soul Note (It) 121190-1)

Paul Bley (piano) Paul Motian (drums)
Barigozzi Studio, Milan, Italy, July 3 & 4, 1987
Notes
Batterie
Piano Solo No. 1
West 107th Street
Just Us
No. 3
Turns
Ballad
Excerpt
Love Hurts
Inside
Finale
Diane

The Paul Bley Quartet  (ECM (G) ECM 1365)

John Surman (soprano saxophone, bass clarinet) Paul Bley (piano) Bill Frisell (guitar) Paul Motian (drums)
Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway, November, 1987
Interplay
Heat
After Dark
One In Four
Triste
** also issued on ECM (G) ECM 1365 (CD).

Paul Bley - Solo  (Justin Time (Canadian) JUST-28-2)

Paul Bley (Piano)
Studio Tempo, Montreal, Canada, December, 1987
Forth
Conversations
Blueness
Intentions
Lucky
Boogie
Apology
Love Hurts
Strolling
Six Eight

1988

Paul Bley - Solo Piano  (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1236)

Paul Bley (piano)
Copenhagen, Denmark, April 2, 1988
Tin Tin Deo
Mariona
The Lady Of Chet
Peace Pipe
Blues Reconstruction
Slipping
Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
And Now The Queen
You Go To My Head
Carla
Clopin Clopan
Finale
** also issued on SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31236.

Paul Bley - Solo Piano  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31236)

Paul Bley (piano): same session
Copenhagen, Denmark, April 2, 1988
If I Loved You
So Hard It Hurts
If I Should Lose You
Gladys
Someone To Watch Over Me
Ostinato II
** reissue of SteepleChase (D) SCS 1236 + 6 bonus tracks.

Paul Bley Trio - The Nearness Of You  (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1246)

Paul Bley (piano) Ron McClure (bass) Billy Hart (drums)
Copenhagen, Denmark, November 21, 1988
This Can't Be Love
The Nearness Of You
What A Difference A Day Makes
These Foolish Things
Blues In The Closet
Lullaby Of Birdland
We'll Be Together Again
Take The "A" Train
** also issued on SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31246.

1989

Paul Bley - Rejoicing  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31274)

Michal Urbaniak (violin) Paul Bley (piano) Ron McClure (bass) Barry Altschul (drums)
"Sweet Basil", NYC, May 31, 1989
Bolivar Blues
Rejoicing
I Can't Get Started
All The Things You Are
When Will The Blues Leave
Ictus

Paul Bley/Gary Peacock - Partners  (Owl (F) OWL 058 CD)

Paul Bley (piano -1,3,4,6,7,9,11,13,15) Gary Peacock (bass -1,2,4,5,7,8,10/12,14,15)
Sound On Sound, NYC, December 18, 1989
1.Again Anew
2.Pleiades Skirt
3.Octavon
4.Latin Genetics
5.Workinoot
6.Afternoon Of A Dawn: Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3
7.Hand In Hand
8.Satyr Satire
9.Lull-A-Bye
10.Twitter Pat
11.Who's Who Is It
12.Gently, Gently
13.Majestique
14.Pot Luck
15.No Pun Intended

Paul Bley Trio - BeBop  (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1259)

Paul Bley (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Keith Copeland (drums)
December 22, 1989
Now's The Time
My Little Suede Shoes
Ornithology
A Night In Tunisia
Bebop
Ladybird
Tenderly
Steeplechase
Barbados
52nd Street Theme
** also issued on SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31259.

Paul Bley Trio - BeBop  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31259)

Paul Bley (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Keith Copeland (drums): same session
December 22, 1989
Don't Blame Me
The Theme
** reissue of SteepleChase (D) SCS 1259 + 2 bonus tracks.

1990

Paul Bley/Charlie Haden/Paul Motian - Memoirs  (Soul Note (It) 121240-2)

Paul Bley (piano) Charlie Haden (bass) Paul Motian (drums)
Mondial Sound, Milan, Italy, July 20, 1990
Memoirs
Monk's Dream
Dark Victory
Latin Genetics
This Is The Hour
Insanity
New Flame
Sting A Ring
Blues For Josh
Enough Is Enough

1991

Paul Bley - Changing Hands  (Justin Time (Canadian) JUST 40-2)

Paul Bley (piano)
Studio Tempo, Montreal, Canada, February 25 & 26, 1991
Changing Hands
Juanita
Willow
Longer
Summertime
U-Nighted
Pleasing You

Paul Bley/Gary Peacock/Tony Oxley/John Surman - In The Evenings Out There  (ECM (G) ECM 1488)

John Surman (baritone saxophone, bass clarinet) Paul Bley (piano) Gary Peacock (bass) Tony Oxley (drums)
Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway, September, 1991
Afterthoughts
Portrait Of A Silence
Soft Touch
Speak Easy
Interface
Alignment
Fair Share
Article Four
Married Alive
Spe-Cu-Lay-Ting
Tomorrow Today
Note Police

Paul Bley - Paul Plays Carla  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31303)

Paul Bley (piano) Marc Johnson (bass) Jeff Williams (drums)
SteepleChase Digital Studio, ???, December, 1991
Vashkar
Floater
Seven
Around Again
Ida Lupino
Turns
And Now The Queen
Ictus
Olhos De Gato
Donkey

1992 (age 60)

Paul Bley/Gary Peacock - Mindset  (Soul Note (It) 121213-2)

Paul Bley (piano -2,3,5,6,8,9,11/14) Gary Peacock (bass -1,3,4,6,7,9,10,12/14)
Mu Rec Studio, Milan, Italy, April 6, 1992
1.Random Mist
2.Sunrise Sunlight
3.How Long
4.E.D.T.
5.Back Lash
6.Duality
7.Juniper Blue
8.Meltdown
9.Heyday
10.Touching Bass
11.Flashpoint
12.Mindset
13.Where Can UB
14.Circle With The Hole In The Middle

Paul Bley - Caravan Suite  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31316)

Paul Bley (piano)
Klampenborg, Denmark, April 18, 1992
Caravan Suite I
Caravan Suite II
Caravan Suite III
Caravan Suite IV
I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
In My Solitude
I'm Beginning To See The Light

Paul Bley - Homage To Carla  (Owl (Eu) 827258 2)

Paul Bley (piano): same personnel
Sound On Sound, NYC, April 25, 1992
Seven
Closer
Olhos De Gato
And Now The Queen
Vashkar
Around Again
Donkey
King Korn
Ictus
Turns
Overtoned

Paul Bley - At Copenhagen Jazz House  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31348)

Paul Bley (piano): same personnel
"Copenhagen Jazz House", Copenhagen, Denmark, November 5, 1992
Woogie
Check
Don't
Decade
Furioso
Bye

1993

Paul Bley Trio - If We May  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31344)

Paul Bley (piano) Jay Anderson (bass) Adam Nussbaum (drums)
April, 1993
Long Ago And Far Away
Don't Explain
If We May
Indian Summer
All The Things You Are
Goodbye
Confirmation

Paul Bley - Sweet Time  (Justin Time (Canadian) JUST 56-2)

Paul Bley (piano)
Studio Tempo, Montreal, Canada, August 29, 1993
Never Again
Contrary
Turnham Bay
Sweet Time
Lost Love
Turquoise
Pointillist
Started
As Beautiful As The Moon
Finale

Paul Bley/Jane Bunnett - Double Time  (Justin Time (Canadian) JUST 58-2)

Jane Bunnett (soprano saxophone, flute) Paul Bley (piano)
Studio Tempo, Montreal, Canada, August 30, 1993
Prequel
Sequel
B&B On The Rocks
Time Was
Neo Boogie
Music Matador
Foolishly
Green And Brown
Please Don't Ever Leave Me
Ballade
A Dozen Blues

Paul Bley Featuring Herbie Spanier And Geordie McDonald - Know Time  (Justin Time (Canadian) JUST 57-2)

Herbie Spanier (trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet) Paul Bley (piano) Geordie McDonald (drums, percussion)
Studio Tempo, Montreal, Canada, August 31, 1993
Inception
Matrix
Reflection
Dialogue
Prologue
Evanessence
Seascape
Critical Mass
Soundings
Armoury
Cave Painting
Sympatico
Apparition

1994

Paul Bley/Evan Parker/Barre Phillips - Time Will Tell  (ECM (G) ECM 1537)

Evan Parker (tenor,soprano saxophone) Paul Bley (piano) Barre Phillips (bass)
Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway, January, 1994
Poetic Justice
Time Will Tell
Above The Tree Line
You Will, Oscar, You Will
Sprung
No Questions
Vine Laces
Clawback
Marsh Tides
Instance
Burlesque

Paul Bley/Furio Di Castri/Tony Oxley - Chaos  (Soul Note (It) 121285-2)

Paul Bley (piano -1,4,5,7/9,11,13) Furio Di Castri (bass -2,5,7,9,11,13) Tony Oxley (drums, percussion -3/7,9/13)
Mu Rec Studio, Milan, Italy, March 28 & 29, 1994
1.Chaos
2.Touching Bass
3.Modulating
4.Soft Touch
5.Poetic Justice
6.Interpercussion 1
7.Touch Control
8.Turnham Bey
9.Street Wise
10.Bow Out
11.Starting Over
12.Interpercussion 2
13.Template

Paul Bley Trio - Modern Chant - Inspiration From Gregorian Chant  (Venus (J) TKCV-79074)

David Eyges (electric cello) Paul Bley (piano) Bruce Ditmas (drums)
Clinton Recording Studio "A", NYC, June 18, 1994
The New You
Sweet Talk
Funhouse
Please Don't
Wisecracks
Spot
Russell
Digitant
Decompose
Loose Change

Paul Bley/Sonny Greenwich - Outside In  (Justin Time (Canadian) JUST 69-2)

Paul Bley (piano) Sonny Greenwich (guitar)
Studio Tempo, Montreal, Canada, July 9, 1994
Sonics II
Horizons
Arrival
Now
Meandering
Willow
I Remember Harlem
Peel Street Blues
Steeplechase
You Are
These Foolish Things
Pent Up House

Paul Bley Trio - Emerald Blue - Inspiration From Gregorian Chant  (Venus (J) TKCV-79084)

David Eyges (electric cello) Paul Bley (piano, DX-7) Bruce Ditmas (drums)
Masuo Studio, NYC, September 17, 1994
Rainbow Cry
Orchid Smile
Emerald Blue
Hymn
Spiral 1
Spiral 2
Downward Spiral
Foolishly
Chanted Evening
Dialogue
Interiors
After Me

Paul Bley Quartet - Speachless  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31363)

Rich Perry (tenor saxophone) Paul Bley (piano) Jay Anderson (bass) Victor Lewis (drums)
October, 1994
Dropped Stitch
Crystal Ball
In Walked Bud
Speechless
Love
Past Tense
Beau Diddley
Love Is
Shorthand

Paul Bley - Reality Check  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31379)

Paul Bley (piano) Jay Anderson (bass) Victor Lewis (drums)
October, 1994
Reality Check
For George
It Isn't
Above You
I Surrender, Dear
Do Something
Swan Song

1996

Paul Bley/Evan Parker/Barre Phillips - Sankt Gerold  (ECM (G) ECM 1609)

Evan Parker (saxophones) Paul Bley (piano) Barre Phillips (bass)
"Monastery Of Sankt Gerold", Austria, April, 1996
Variation 1
Variation 2
Variation 3
Variation 4
Variation 5
Variation 6
Variation 7
Variation 8
Variation 9
Variation 10
Variation 11
Variation 12

1997

Paul Bley - Notes On Ornette  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31437)

Paul Bley (piano) Jay Anderson (bass) Jeff Hirshfield (drums)
September, 1997
Turnaround
Lorraine
Crossroads
When Will The Blues Leave
Compassion
Rejoicing
AARP

1998

Paul Bley/Gary Peacock/Paul Motian - Not Two, Not One  (ECM (G) ECM 1670)

Paul Bley (piano) Gary Peacock (bass) Paul Motian (drums)
Avatar Studios, NYC, January, 1998
Not Zero: In Three Parts
Entelechy
Now
Fig Foot
Vocal Tracked
Intente
Noosphere
Set Up Set
Dialogue Amour
Don't You Know
Not Zero: In One Part

2000

Paul Bley - Basics  (Justin Time (Canadian) JUST 154-2)

Paul Bley (piano)
Studio Tempo, Montreal, Canada, July 4, 2000
Love Lost
Basics
Speed Kills
Told You So
Lucky
Chet
Walk Home
Blues Waltz
Monk's Mood
Early Alben
Startled

2001

Paul Bley - Solo In Mondsee  (ECM (G) ECM 1786)

Paul Bley (piano)
Schloss Mondsee, Mondsee, Austria, April, 2001
Mondsee Variations: I
Mondsee Variations: II
Mondsee Variations: III
Mondsee Variations: IV
Mondsee Variations: V
Mondsee Variations: VI
Mondsee Variations: VII
Mondsee Variations: VIII
Mondsee Variations: IX
Mondsee Variations: X

2003 (age 71)

Paul Bley - Nothing To Declare  (Justin Time (Canadian) JUST 199-2)

Paul Bley (piano)
Sound On Sound, NYC, May 16, 2003
Nothing To Declare
Breakdown
Blues Waltz
8th Avenue

2007

Paul Bley - About Time  (Justin Time (Canadian) JUST 228-2)

Paul Bley (piano)
Nola's Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, May 31, 2007
About Time
Pent-Up House