Paul Bley Discography

1953 (age 21)

Paul Bley Trio

Paul Bley (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, November 30, 1953
Opus I (alternate take)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-201-2; Debut 12DCD-4402-2
Opus IDebut DLP 7; Original Jazz Classics OJC-201; Debut 12DCD-4402-2
Walkin' (as Teapot)-
Like Someone In Love-
I Can't Get Started-
Spontaneous Combustion-
The ThemeOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD-201-2; Debut 12DCD-4402-2
Split KickDebut DLP 7; Original Jazz Classics OJC-201; Debut 12DCD-4402-2
This Time The Dream's On MeOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD-201-2; Debut 12DCD-4402-2
Zootcase-
Santa Claus Is Coming To TownDebut DEB 198, (J) DEB 198; Original Jazz Classics OJC-201; Debut 12DCD-4402-2
* Original Jazz Classics OJC-201, OJCCD-201-2   Introducing Paul Bley
* Debut DEB 198   Jazz Workshop - Autobiography In Jazz
* Debut (J) DEB 198; Original Jazz Classics OJC-115   Jazz Workshop - Autobiography In Jazz
* Debut 12DCD-4402-2   Charles Mingus - The Complete Debut Recordings
* Debut DLP 7   Introducing Paul Bley
= Vogue (E) LDE 171; Swing (F) M 33352   Paul Bley - Improvisations

1954

Paul Bley Trio

Paul Bley (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Al Levitt (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, February 3, 1954
10303 | W241Drum OneEmArcy 16006; Wing MGW 60001
10304 | W237Autumn Breeze-
10305The Nearness Of YouMercury (J) SNP 131
* Wing MGW 60001; EmArcy MG 36092; Universal (J) UCCM-9107   Paul Bley
* Mercury (J) SNP 131   Various Artists - V.S.O.P. Album II
* EmArcy 16006, 16006x45   Paul Bley - Drum One / Autumn Breeze

Paul Bley Trio

Paul Bley (piano) Peter Ind (bass) Al Levitt (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, August 26, 1954
W233TopsyWing MGW 60001, EPW 1-6001
W234 | 10863My Heart-
W235 | 10922That Old Feeling-
W236 | 10918There'll Never Be Another You-
W239 | 10930My Old FlameWing MGW 60001
* Wing MGW 60001; EmArcy MG 36092; Universal (J) UCCM-9107   Paul Bley
* Wing EPW 1-6001   Paul Bley Trio (no details)

Paul Bley Trio

Paul Bley (piano) Peter Ind (bass) Al Levitt (drums): same personnel
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, August 30, 1954
W238 | 11058I Want To Be HappyWing MGW 60001
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-
* Wing MGW 60001; EmArcy MG 36092; Universal (J) UCCM-9107   Paul Bley

Paul Bley

Paul Bley (piano) and others
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, August, 1954
10862Out Of The BlueMercury unissued
10863My Heart-
10864Goodbye-
10865Opus 5-

Paul Bley

Paul Bley (piano) and others: same personnel
Fine Sound Studios, NYC?, maybe 1954
10869If I'm LuckyMercury unissued
10870Opus 3-
10871Blues-
10872Hasty Pudding-
10873Irridescence-

1958

The Paul Bley Quartet

Dave Pike (vibes) Paul Bley (piano) Charlie Haden (bass) Lennie McBrowne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, spring 1958
Birk's WorksGene Norman Presents GNP 31
O Plus One-
PorgyGene Norman Presents GNP 31, 153X
Solemn MeditationGene Norman Presents GNP 31
I Remember HarlemGene Norman Presents GNP 31, 153X
Drum TwoGene Norman Presents GNP 31
Everywhere-
Beau Diddley-
Persian Village-
* Gene Norman Presents GNP 31   The Paul Bley Quartet - Solemn Meditation
* Gene Norman Presents 153X   Paul Bley - I Remember Harlem / Porgy

Paul Bley Quintet

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto sax) Paul Bley (piano) Charlie Haden (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
"Hillcrest Club", Los Angeles, CA, October, 1958
KlactoveesedsteneAmerica (F) 30 AM 6120
I Remember Harlem-
The Blessing-
Free-
* America (F) 30 AM 6120   The Fabulous Paul Bley Quintet
= Inner City IC 1007   Paul Bley, Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, Billy Higgins - Live At The Hilcrest Club 1958

1962 (age 30)

Paul Bley Trio

Paul Bley (piano) Steve Swallow (bass) Pete La Roca (drums)
Medallion Studio, Newark, NJ, August 17, 1962
SPB6464FloaterSavoy MG 12182, SJL 1148
SPB6465When Will The Blues Leave-
SPB6466These Foolish Thingsunissued
SPB6467Around AgainSavoy MG 12182, SJL 1148
SPB6468Turnsrejected
SPB6469StereophrenicSavoy SJL 1148
SPB6470Crossroads (as The Circle With The Hole In The Middle)Savoy SJL 2235, SJL 1148
* Savoy MG 12182   Paul Bley - Footloose!
= BYG (F) 529.114   Paul Bley - Footloose
* Savoy SJL 1148   Paul Bley With Steve Swallow And Pete La Roca - Floater
* Savoy SJL 2235   Various Artists - New Music - 2nd Wave

1963

Paul Bley Trio

Paul Bley (piano) Gary Peacock (bass) Paul Motian (drums)
NYC, April 13, 1963
BluesECM (G) ECM 1003
Getting Started-
When Will The Blues Leave-
Long Ago And Far Away-
Moor-
* ECM (G) ECM 1003, ECM 1003 (CD)   Paul Bley With Gary Peacock

Paul Bley Trio

Paul Bley (piano) Steve Swallow (bass) Pete La Roca (drums)
Medallion Studio, Newark, NJ, September 12, 1963
StartSavoy SJL 2235
SPB63-259SyndromeSavoy MG 12182, SJL 1175
SPB63-260Ballad, No. 1Savoy SJL 1175
SPB63-261King KornSavoy MG 12182, SJL 1175
SPB63-262Ballad, No. 2Savoy SJL 1175
SPB63-263Turnsrejected
SPB63-264CousinsSavoy MG 12182, SJL 1175
SPB63-265Vashkar-
SPB63-266TurnsSavoy MG 12182, SJL 1148
SPB63-267Ballad, No. 4Savoy SJL 1148
Around Again (second session take)Savoy SJL 1175
King Korn (alternate take)-
* Savoy SJL 2235   Various Artists - New Music - 2nd Wave
* Savoy MG 12182   Paul Bley - Footloose!
= BYG (F) 529.114   Paul Bley - Footloose
* Savoy SJL 1175   Paul Bley With Steve Swallow And Pete La Roca - Syndrome
* Savoy SJL 1148   Paul Bley With Steve Swallow And Pete La Roca - Floater

1964

Paul Bley Quartet

John Gilmore (tenor sax) Paul Bley (piano) Gary Peacock (bass) Paul Motian (drums)
Mirasound Studios, NYC, March 9, 1964
CallsImprovising Artists Inc. IAI 37.38.41; Savoy SJL 1192
Turns (as Turning)-
King Korn-
Ictus-
Ida Lupino (alternate take)-
same session
Around AgainSavoy SJL 2235, SJL 1192
Ida Lupino-
Syndrome-
* Improvising Artists Inc. IAI 37.38.41   Paul Bley, John Gilmore, Paul Motian, Gary Peacock - Turning Point
* Savoy SJL 1192   Paul Bley - Turns
* Savoy SJL 2235   Various Artists - New Music - 2nd Wave

Paul Bley Quintet

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

1965

Paul Bley Trio

Paul Bley (piano) Kent Carter (bass) Barry Altschul (drums)
Copenhagen, Denmark, November 5, 1965
StartDebut (D) DEB 147
Touching-
Pablo-
Both-
Mazatlan (as Mazatalan)-
Cartoon-
CloserArista Freedom AL 1901
* Debut (D) DEB 147; Fontana (Du) 688 608 ZL, 888 608 ZY, (E) SFJL 929   Paul Bley Trio - Touching
= Arista Freedom AL 1901   Paul Bley - Copenhagen And Haarlem

Paul Bley Trio

Paul Bley (piano) Steve Swallow (bass) Barry Altschul (drums)
NYC, December 12, 1965
Ida LupinoESP-Disk' 4521, ESP 1021, ESP 1033
StartESP-Disk' ESP 1021
Closer-
Sideways In Mexico-
Batterie-
And Now The Queen-
Pigfoot-
Crossroads-
Violin-
CartoonESP-Disk' 4521, ESP 1021
* ESP-Disk' ESP 1021, ESPCD 1021   Paul Bley Trio - Closer
* ESP-Disk' ESP 1033   Various Artists - ESP Sampler
* ESP-Disk' 4521   Paul Bley - Ida Lupino / Cartoon

1966

Paul Bley Trio

Paul Bley (piano) Mark Levinson (bass) Barry Altschul (drums)
Studio RCA, Rome, Italy, July 1, 1966
BothBYG (F) 529.313
Albert's Love Theme-
Ida Lupino-
Ramblin'-
Touching-
Mazatlan (as Mazatalon)-
* BYG (F) 529.313; Affinity (E) AFF 37   Paul Bley - Ramblin'

Paul Bley Trio

Paul Bley (piano) Mark Levinson (bass) Barry Altschul (drums): same personnel
Baarn, Netherlands, September 21 & October 4, 1966
BloodFontana (Du) 883 911 JCY
Albert's Love Theme-
El Cordobes-
Only Sweetly-
Seven-
Mister Joy-
Ramblin'-
Kid Dynamite-
Nothing Ever Was, Anyway-
Pig Foot-
* Fontana (Du) 883 911 JCY   Paul Bley - Blood

Paul Bley Trio

Paul Bley (piano) Mark Levinson (bass) Barry Altschul (drums): same personnel
"Hildebrandzaal", Haarlem, Netherlands, November 4, 1966
BloodFreedom (E) FLP 40151
Mister Joy-
* Freedom (E) FLP 40151   Paul Bley In Haarlem - Blood
= Arista Freedom AL 1901   Paul Bley - Copenhagen And Haarlem

1967

Paul Bley Trio

Paul Bley (piano) Mark Levinson (bass) Barry Altschul (drums)
NYC, March 31, 1967
CirclesECM (G) ECM 1010
So Hard It Hurts-
* ECM (G) ECM 1010   Paul Bley - Ballads

Paul Bley Trio

Paul Bley (piano) Gary Peacock (bass) Barry Altschul (drums)
NYC, July 28, 1967
EndingECM (G) ECM 1010
* ECM (G) ECM 1010   Paul Bley - Ballads

1968

Paul Bley Trio

Paul Bley (piano) Gary Peacock (bass) Billy Elgart (drums)
"University Of Washington", Seattle, WA, May 10, 1968
GaryECM (G) ECM 1003
Big Foot-
Albert's Love Theme-
same session
Mr. JoyImprovising Artists Inc. IAI 37.38.41
Kid Dynamite-
* ECM (G) ECM 1003, ECM 1003 (CD)   Paul Bley With Gary Peacock
* Improvising Artists Inc. IAI 37.38.41   Paul Bley, John Gilmore, Paul Motian, Gary Peacock - Turning Point

Paul Bley Trio

Paul Bley (piano) Gary Peacock (bass) Billy Elgart (drums): same personnel
"University Of Washington", Seattle, WA, May 10, 11 & 12, 1968
42687Only LovelyLimelight LS 86060
42688Kid Dynamite-
42689Albert's Love ThemeMercury unissued
42690El CordobesLimelight LS 86060
-El Cordobes (45 rpm edit)Limelight L 3086
42691Ramblin'Limelight LS 86060
42692Touching-
42693Blood-
42694Mr. Joy-
42915Mr. Joy (45 rpm edit)Limelight L 3086
42752Nothing Ever Was AnywayLimelight LS 86060
* Limelight LS 86060   Paul Bley - Mr. Joy
* Limelight L 3086   Paul Bley - Mr. Joy / El Cordobes

1969

Bley-Peacock Synthesizer Show

Mark Whitecage (electric alto sax) Michael Garson (piano) Thomas Cosgrove (guitar) Stu Woods (bass) Rick Marotta (drums) Annette Peacock (vocals, electric vibes)
Apostolic Recording Studios, NYC, April 6, June 2 & November 3, 1969
A Loss Of ConsciousnessPolydor (E) 2425 043
I'm The One-
Perry Robinson (electric clarinet) Paul Bley (keyboards) Glen Moore (bass) Laurence Cook (drums, electric cymbals) Annette Peacock (vocals, electric vibes)
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 vibes)
Dreams-
* Polydor (E) 2425 043   Bley-Peacock Synthesizer Show - Revenge - "The Bigger The Love, The Greater The Hate"

Bley-Peacock Synthesizer Show

Perry Robinson (electric clarinet) Mark Whitecage (electric alto sax) Bob Masson (electric piano) Richard Youngstein (bass) Steve Haas (drums) Annette Peacock (vocals, electric vibes)
Century Sound Studios, NYC, April 6, June 2 & November 3, 1969
I Belong To A World That's Destroying ItselfPolydor (E) 2425 043
Paul Bley (synthesizer, electric piano) Richard Youngstein (bass) Steve Haas (drums, electric cymbals) Annette Peacock (vocals, electric vibes)
Mr. Joy-
* Polydor (E) 2425 043   Bley-Peacock Synthesizer Show - Revenge - "The Bigger The Love, The Greater The Hate"

1970

The Paul Bley Synthesizer Show

Paul Bley (synthesizer, electric piano, piano) Dick Youngstein (bass) Steve Hass (drums)
NYC, December 9, 1970
The ArchangelMilestone MSP 9033, MCD-47102-2
Parks-
Circles-
* Milestone MSP 9033   The Paul Bley Synthesizer Show
* Milestone MCD-47102-2   Paul Bley - Circles

1971

The Paul Bley Synthesizer Show

Paul Bley (synthesizer, electric piano, piano) Glen Moore (bass) Steve Hass (drums)
NYC, January 21, 1971
Mr. JoyMilestone MSP 9033
Nothing Ever Was, Anyway (first chorus)Milestone MSP 9033, MCD-47102-2
Gary-
* Milestone MSP 9033   The Paul Bley Synthesizer Show
* Milestone MCD-47102-2   Paul Bley - Circles

The Paul Bley Synthesizer Show

Paul Bley (synthesizer, electric piano, piano) Frank Tusa (bass) Bobby Moses (drums)
NYC, March 9, 1971
Nothing Ever Was, AnywayMilestone MSP 9033, MCD-47102-2
Snakes-
* Milestone MSP 9033   The Paul Bley Synthesizer Show
* Milestone MCD-47102-2   Paul Bley - Circles

Paul Bley Trio

Annette Peacock (electric piano, piano, synthesizer, voice) Paul Bley (synthesizer) Han Bennink (percussion)
"Club B14", Rotterdam, Netherlands, March 26, 1971
ImprovisieAmerica (F) 30 AM 6121
Touching-
Paul Bley (synthesizer, electric piano) Annette Peacock (electric bass, vocals) Han Bennink (drums)
M.J.Freedom (E) FLP 40109
Annette Peacock (electric piano) Paul Bley (synthesizer) Han Bennink (drums)
Gargantuan Encounter-
* America (F) 30 AM 6121   Paul Bley - Improvisie
* Freedom (E) FLP 40109   Annette And Paul Bley - Dual Unity

Paul Bley Quartet

Annette Peacock (piano, vocals) Paul Bley (synthesizer, electric piano) Mario Pavone (bass) Laurence Cook (drums)
"Espace Cardin", Paris, France, November 16, 1971
Richter ScaleFreedom (E) FLP 40109
Dual Unity-
* Freedom (E) FLP 40109   Annette And Paul Bley - Dual Unity

1972 (age 40)

Paul Bley Solo

Paul Bley (piano)
Arne Bendiksen Studio, Oslo, Norway, September 11, 1972
CloserECM (G) ECM 1023
Ida Lupino-
Started-
Open, To Love-
HarlemECM (G) ECM 1023, (J) PA-4017
SevenECM (G) ECM 1023
Nothing Ever Was, Anyway-
Seven IIECM (J) PA-9601
* ECM (G) ECM 1023, ECM 1023 (CD)   Paul Bley - Open, To Love
* ECM (J) PA-4017   Various Artists - ECM Special VII - New Music In Piano
* ECM (J) PA-9601   Various Artists - ECM Special - Edition For Contemporary Music
= ECM (J) PA-4011   Various Artists - ECM Special I - The Most Beautiful Sound Next To Silence

Paul Bley And Scorpio

Paul Bley (synthesizer, electric piano, piano) David Holland (bass) Barry Altschul (drums)
Advantage Studios, NYC, October 22 & November 24, 1972
El CordobesMilestone MSP 9046, MCD-47102-2
Capricorn-
King Korn-
Dreams-
Syndrome-
Gesture Without Plot-
Ictus-
* Milestone MSP 9046   Paul Bley And Scorpio
* Milestone MCD-47102-2   Paul Bley - Circles

1973

Paul Bley - Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen Duo

Paul Bley (piano) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass)
Copenhagen, Denmark, June 24, 1973
MeetingSteepleChase (D) SCS-1005
A Matter Of Urgency-
Carla-
Later-
Summer-
Gesture Without Plot-
* SteepleChase (D) SCS-1005, SCCD-31005   Paul Bley, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen - Paul Bley/NHOP

Paul Bley - Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen Duo

Paul Bley (piano) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass): same personnel
Copenhagen, Denmark, July 1, 1973
Olhos De GatoSteepleChase (D) SCS-1005
Stroung OutSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31005
Paradise IslandSteepleChase (D) SCS-1005
Upstairs-
* SteepleChase (D) SCS-1005, SCCD-31005   Paul Bley, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen - Paul Bley/NHOP

1974

Paul Bley Quartet

Paul Bley (electric piano) Pat Metheny (electric guitar) Jaco Pastorius (electric bass) Bruce Ditmas (drums)
Blue Rock Studio, NYC, June 16, 1974
VashkarImprovising Artists Inc. IAI 37.38.46
Poconos-
Donkey-
Vampira-
Overtoned-
Jaco-
Batterie-
King Korn-
Blood-
* Improvising Artists Inc. IAI 37.38.46   Jaco Pastorius/Pat Metheny/Bruce Ditmas/Paul Bley
= Improvising Artists Inc. IAI 37.38.46 (later)   Jaco Pastorius, Pat Metheny, Bruce Ditmas, Paul Bley - Jaco

Paul Bley Solo

Paul Bley (piano)
Arne Bendiksen Studio, Oslo, Norway, August 8 & 9, 1974
Ojos De GatoImprovising Artists Inc. IAI 37.38.40
Ballade-
And Now The Queen-
Glad-
Lovers-
Dreams-
Explanations-
* Improvising Artists Inc. IAI 37.38.40   Paul Bley - Alone, Again

Paul Bley Trio

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.SoloImprovising Artists Inc. IAI 37.38.39
2.Duet-
3.Play Blue-
4.Clarinet-
5.Yeah, Guitar-
6.Carol-
7.Trio-
8.Goodbye-
9.Laurent-
10.Quiet Song-
* Improvising Artists Inc. IAI 37.38.39   Paul Bley, Jimmy Giuffre, Bill Connors - Quiet Song

1976

Paul Bley Trio

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 IImprovising Artists Inc. IAI 37.38.49
Japan Suite II-
* Improvising Artists Inc. IAI 37.38.49   Paul Bley, Gary Peacock, Barry Altschul - Japan Suite

1977

Paul Bley Trio

Lee Konitz (alto, soprano sax) Paul Bley (piano, electric piano) Bill Connors (acoustic, electric guitar)
Electric Lady Studios, NYC, June 11, 1977
PyramidImprovising Artists Inc. IAI 37.38.45
Out There-
Talk To Me-
Tavia-
Longer Than You Know-
Play Blue-
* Improvising Artists Inc. IAI 37.38.45   Lee Konitz, Paul Bley, Bill Connors - Pyramid

Paul Bley Solo

Paul Bley (piano)
Axis-In-Soho, NYC, July 1-3, 1977
AxisImprovising Artists Inc. IAI 37.38.53
Porgy-
Music Matador-
El Cordobes / Please Don't Ever Leave Me-
* Improvising Artists Inc. IAI 37.38.53   Paul Bley Solo Piano - Axis

1983 (age 51)

Paul Bley Solo

Paul Bley (piano)
Studio Adyar, Paris, France, May 19, 1983
TearsOwl (F) OWL 034
Ostinato-
Music Matador-
Walkman-
Flame-
Hardly-
Head Over Heels-
Solo Rose-
For Roy E.-
* Owl (F) OWL 034   Paul Bley - Tears

Paul Bley Solo

Paul Bley (piano): same personnel
Barigozzi Studio, Milan, Italy, May 21, 1983
Tango PalaceSoul Note (It) SN 1090
C.G.-
Woogie-
A.G.B.-
But Beautiful-
Return Love-
Bound-
Zebra Walk-
Please-
Explain-
* Soul Note (It) SN 1090   Paul Bley - Tango Palace

Paul Bley Duo

Paul Bley (piano) George Cross McDonald (percussion)
Barigozzi Studio, Milan, Italy, May 22, 1983
Little BellsSoul Note (It) SN 1085
Landscape-
Speed-
Recollection-
Joined-
Sonor-
Waltz-
Set-
Darkness-
Tight Rope-
* Soul Note (It) SN 1085   Paul Bley - Sonor

1985

Paul Bley Trio

Paul Bley (piano) Jesper Lundgaard (bass) Aage Tanggaard (drums)
February 26, 1985
LovelySteepleChase (D) SCS-1205
Adventure 1-
Adventure 2-
Adventure 3-
Adventure 4-
Beautiful-
The Pause Is Not RhythmicSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31205
QuestionsSteepleChase (D) SCS-1205
Here And Gone 1-
Here And Gone 2-
Here And Gone 3-
Here And Gone 4-
Fanfare-
* SteepleChase (D) SCS-1205, SCCD-31205   Paul Bley Trio - Questions

Paul Bley Trio

Paul Bley (piano) Jesper Lundgaard (bass) Billy Hart (drums)
Sound Track Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark, December 8, 1985
I'm Glad There Is YouSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31214
Santa Claus Is Coming To TownSteepleChase (D) SCS-1214
Lover Man-
All The Things You Are-
Long Ago And Far Away-
Black And Blue-
How Long Has This Been Going OnSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31214
A.R.B.-
Blues Waltz-
I Wish I KnewSteepleChase (D) SCS-1214
If I'm Lucky-
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To-
I Can't Get Started-
The Theme-
BeckySteepleChase (D) SCCD-31214
Bolivar Blues-
Goodbye-
* SteepleChase (D) SCS-1214, SCCD-31214   Paul Bley Trio - My Standard

1986

Paul Bley Quartet

John Surman (soprano, baritone sax, bass clarinet) Paul Bley (piano) Bill Frisell (guitar) Paul Motian (drums)
Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway, January, 1986
MemoriesECM (G) ECM 1320
Monica JaneECM (G) ECM 1320, ECM 2731
Line DownECM (G) ECM 1320
Seven-
CloserECM (G) ECM 1320, :rarum 8005
Once Around The ParkECM (G) ECM 1320
Hand Dance-
For The Love Of Sarah-
Nothing Ever Was, Anyway-
* ECM (G) ECM 1320, ECM 1320 (CD)   Paul Bley - Fragments
* ECM (G) ECM 2731, ECM 2732   Bill Frisell - Works
* ECM (G) :rarum 8005   Bill Frisell - Selected Recordings

Paul Bley - Jesper Lundgaard Duo

Paul Bley (piano) Jesper Lundgaard (bass)
"Jazzhus Montmartre", Copenhagen, Denmark, March 26, 1986
BluesSteepleChase (D) SCS-1223
Ostinato-
The Theme-
Ramblin'-
Albert's Love ThemeSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31223, SCCD-37019/20
Ida Lupino-
Music MatadorSteepleChase (D) SCS-1223
When Will The Blues Leave-
Vashkar-
Ictus-
same session
-SteepleChase (D) SCS-1230
Pent-Up House-
Diane-
If I'm Lucky-
Blues WaltzSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31230, SCCD-37019/20
RebeccaSteepleChase (D) SCS-1230
All The Things You Are-
If I Loved You-
What'll I Do-
Willow Weep For Me-
* SteepleChase (D) SCS-1223, SCCD-31223   Paul Bley And Jesper Lundgaard - Live
= SteepleChase (D) SCCD-37019/20   Paul Bley - Montmartre Live
* SteepleChase (D) SCS-1230, SCCD-31230   Paul Bley And Jesper Lundgaard - Live Again
= SteepleChase (D) SCCD-37019/20   Paul Bley - Montmartre Live

1987

Paul Bley Trio

Paul Bley (piano) Ron McClure (bass) Barry Altschul (drums)
May, 1987
Black And BlueSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31286
Blues Waltz-
Lisbon Nights-
Long Ago And Far Away-
Goodbye-
The More I See You-
Diane-
Blues-
Indian Summer / Ictus-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31286   Paul Bley - Indian Summer

Paul Bley - Paul Motian Duo

Paul Bley (piano) Paul Motian (drums)
Barigozzi Studio, Milan, Italy, July 3 & 4, 1987
NotesSoul Note (It) 121190-1
Batterie-
Piano Solo No. 1-
West 107th Street-
Just Us-
No. 3-
Turns-
Ballad-
Excerpt-
Love Hurts-
Inside-
Finale-
Diane-
* Soul Note (It) 121190-1   Paul Bley, Paul Motian - Notes

The Paul Bley Quartet

John Surman (soprano sax, bass clarinet) Paul Bley (piano) Bill Frisell (guitar) Paul Motian (drums)
Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway, November, 1987
InterplayECM (G) ECM 1365
Heat-
After Dark-
One In FourECM (G) ECM 1365, :rarum 8016
TristeECM (G) ECM 1365
* ECM (G) ECM 1365, ECM 1365 (CD)   The Paul Bley Quartet
* ECM (G) :rarum 8016   Paul Motian - Selected Recordings

Paul Bley Solo

Paul Bley (piano)
Studio Tempo, Montreal, QC, Canada, December, 1987
ForthJustin Time (Canadian) JUST-28-2
Conversations-
Blueness-
Intentions-
Lucky-
Boogie-
Apology-
Love Hurts-
Strolling-
Six Eight-
* Justin Time (Canadian) JUST-28-2   Paul Bley - Solo

1988

Paul Bley Solo

Paul Bley (piano)
Sound Track Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark, April 2, 1988
If I Loved YouSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31236
So Hard It Hurts-
If I Should Lose You-
Gladys-
Someone To Watch Over Me-
Ostinato II-
Tin Tin DeoSteepleChase (D) SCS-1236
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-
* SteepleChase (D) SCS-1236, SCCD-31236   Paul Bley - Solo Piano

Paul Bley Trio

Paul Bley (piano) Ron McClure (bass) Billy Hart (drums)
November 21, 1988
This Can't Be LoveSteepleChase (D) SCS-1246
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-
* SteepleChase (D) SCS-1246, SCCD-31246   Paul Bley Trio - The Nearness Of You

1989

Paul Bley Quartet

Michal Urbaniak (violin) Paul Bley (piano) Ron McClure (bass) Barry Altschul (drums)
"Sweet Basil", NYC, May 31, 1989
Bolivar BluesSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31274
Rejoicing-
I Can't Get Started-
All The Things You Are-
When Will The Blues Leave-
Ictus-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31274   Paul Bley - Rejoicing

Paul Bley - Gary Peacock Duo

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 AnewOwl (F) OWL 058 CD
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-
* Owl (F) OWL 058 CD   Paul Bley, Gary Peacock - Partners

Paul Bley Trio

Paul Bley (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Keith Copeland (drums)
December 22, 1989
Now's The TimeSteepleChase (D) SCS-1259
My Little Suede Shoes-
Ornithology-
A Night In Tunisia-
Don't Blame MeSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31259
The Theme-
BebopSteepleChase (D) SCS-1259
Ladybird-
Tenderly-
Steeplechase-
Barbados-
52nd Street Theme-
* SteepleChase (D) SCS-1259, SCCD-31259   Paul Bley Trio - BeBop

1990

Paul Bley - Charlie Haden - Paul Motian Trio

Paul Bley (piano) Charlie Haden (bass) Paul Motian (drums)
Mondial Sound, Milan, Italy, July 20, 1990
MemoirsSoul Note (It) 121240-2
Monk's Dream-
Dark Victory-
Latin Genetics-
This Is The Hour-
Insanity-
New Flame-
Sting A Ring-
Blues For Josh-
Enough Is Enough-
* Soul Note (It) 121240-2   Paul Bley, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian - Memoirs

1991

Paul Bley Solo

Paul Bley (piano)
Studio Tempo, Montreal, QC, Canada, February 25 & 26, 1991
Changing HandsJustin Time (Canadian) JUST 40-2
Juanita-
Willow-
Longer-
Summertime-
U-Nighted-
Pleasing You-
* Justin Time (Canadian) JUST 40-2   Paul Bley - Changing Hands

Paul Bley Quartet

John Surman (baritone sax, bass clarinet) Paul Bley (piano) Gary Peacock (bass) Tony Oxley (drums)
Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway, September, 1991
AfterthoughtsECM (G) ECM 1488
Portrait Of A Silence-
Soft Touch-
Speak Easy-
Interface-
Alignment-
Fair Share-
Article Four-
Married Alive-
Spe-Cu-Lay-Ting-
Tomorrow Today-
Note Police-
* ECM (G) ECM 1488   Paul Bley, Gary Peacock, Tony Oxley, John Surman - In The Evenings Out There

Paul Bley Trio

Paul Bley (piano) Marc Johnson (bass) Jeff Williams (drums)
SteepleChase Digital Studio, December, 1991
VashkarSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31303
Floater-
Seven-
Around Again-
Ida Lupino-
Turns-
And Now The Queen-
Ictus-
Olhos De Gato-
Donkey-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31303   Paul Bley - Paul Plays Carla

1992 (age 60)

Paul Bley - Gary Peacock Duo

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 MistSoul Note (It) 121213-2
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-
* Soul Note (It) 121213-2   Paul Bley, Gary Peacock - Mindset

Paul Bley Solo

Paul Bley (piano)
April 18, 1992
Caravan Suite ISteepleChase (D) SCCD-31316
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-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31316   Paul Bley - Caravan Suite

Paul Bley Solo

Paul Bley (piano): same personnel
Sound On Sound, NYC, April 25, 1992
SevenOwl (Eu) 827258 2
Closer-
Olhos De Gato-
And Now The Queen-
Vashkar-
Around Again-
Donkey-
King Korn-
Ictus-
Turns-
Overtoned-
* Owl (Eu) 827258 2   Paul Bley - Homage To Carla

Paul Bley Solo

Paul Bley (piano): same personnel
"Copenhagen Jazz House", Copenhagen, Denmark, November 5, 1992
WoogieSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31348
Check-
Don't-
Decade-
Furioso-
Bye-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31348   Paul Bley - At Copenhagen Jazz House

1993

Paul Bley Trio

Paul Bley (piano) Jay Anderson (bass) Adam Nussbaum (drums)
April, 1993
Long Ago And Far AwaySteepleChase (D) SCCD-31344
Don't Explain-
If We May-
Indian Summer-
All The Things You Are-
Goodbye-
Confirmation-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31344   Paul Bley Trio - If We May

Paul Bley Solo

Paul Bley (piano)
Studio Tempo, Montreal, QC, Canada, August 29, 1993
Never AgainJustin Time (Canadian) JUST 56-2
Contrary-
Turnham Bay-
Sweet Time-
Lost Love-
Turquoise-
Pointillist-
Started-
As Beautiful As The Moon-
Finale-
* Justin Time (Canadian) JUST 56-2   Paul Bley - Sweet Time

Paul Bley - Jane Bunnett Duo

Jane Bunnett (soprano sax, flute) Paul Bley (piano)
Studio Tempo, Montreal, QC, Canada, August 30, 1993
PrequelJustin Time (Canadian) JUST 58-2
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-
* Justin Time (Canadian) JUST 58-2   Paul Bley, Jane Bunnett - Double Time

Paul Bley Featuring Herbie Spanier And Geordie McDonald

Herbie Spanier (trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet) Paul Bley (piano) Geordie McDonald (drums, percussion)
Studio Tempo, Montreal, QC, Canada, August 31, 1993
InceptionJustin Time (Canadian) JUST 57-2
Matrix-
Reflection-
Dialogue-
Prologue-
Evanessence-
Seascape-
Critical Mass-
Soundings-
Armoury-
Cave Painting-
Sympatico-
Apparition-
* Justin Time (Canadian) JUST 57-2   Paul Bley Featuring Herbie Spanier And Geordie McDonald - Know Time

1994

Paul Bley Trio

Evan Parker (tenor, soprano sax) Paul Bley (piano) Barre Phillips (bass)
Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway, January, 1994
Poetic JusticeECM (G) ECM 1537
Time Will Tell-
Above The Tree Line-
You Will, Oscar, You Will-
Sprung-
No Questions-
Vine Laces-
Clawback-
Marsh Tides-
Instance-
Burlesque-
* ECM (G) ECM 1537   Paul Bley, Evan Parker, Barre Phillips - Time Will Tell

Paul Bley - Furio Di Castri - Tony Oxley Trio

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.ChaosSoul Note (It) 121285-2
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-
* Soul Note (It) 121285-2   Paul Bley, Furio Di Castri, Tony Oxley - Chaos

Paul Bley - Sonny Greenwich Duo

Paul Bley (piano) Sonny Greenwich (guitar)
Studio Tempo, Montreal, QC, Canada, July 9, 1994
Sonics IIJustin Time (Canadian) JUST 69-2
Horizons-
Arrival-
Now-
Meandering-
Willow-
I Remember Harlem-
Peel Street Blues-
Steeplechase-
You Are-
These Foolish Things-
Pent Up House-
* Justin Time (Canadian) JUST 69-2   Paul Bley, Sonny Greenwich - Outside In

Paul Bley Trio

Paul Bley (piano) David Eyges (electric cello) Bruce Ditmas (drums)
Masuo Studio, NYC, September 17, 1994
The New YouVenus (J) TKCV-79074
Sweet Talk-
Funhouse-
Please Don't-
Wisecracks-
Spot-
Russell-
Digitant-
Decompose-
Loose Change-
Paul Bley (piano, DX7) David Eyges (electric cello) Bruce Ditmas (drums)
Rainbow CryVenus (J) TKCV-79084
Orchid Smile-
Emerald Blue-
Hymn-
Spiral 1-
Spiral 2-
Downward Spiral-
Foolishly-
Chanted Evening-
Dialogue-
Interiors-
After Me-
* Venus (J) TKCV-79074, VHCD-78223   Paul Bley Trio - Modern Chant - Inspiration From Gregorian Chant
* Venus (J) TKCV-79084, VHCD-78224   Paul Bley Trio - Emerald Blue - Inspiration From Gregorian Chant

Paul Bley Quartet

Rich Perry (tenor sax) Paul Bley (piano) Jay Anderson (bass) Victor Lewis (drums)
October, 1994
Dropped StitchSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31363
Crystal Ball-
In Walked Bud-
Speechless-
Love-
Past Tense-
Beau Diddley-
Love Is-
Shorthand-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31363   Paul Bley Quartet - Speachless

Paul Bley Trio

Paul Bley (piano) Jay Anderson (bass) Victor Lewis (drums)
October, 1994
Reality CheckSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31379
For George-
It Isn't-
Above You-
I Surrender, Dear-
Do Something-
Swan Song-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31379   Paul Bley - Reality Check

1996

Paul Bley Trio

Evan Parker (sax) Paul Bley (piano) Barre Phillips (bass)
"Monastery Of Sankt Gerold", Austria, April, 1996
Variation 1ECM (G) ECM 1609
Variation 2-
Variation 3-
Variation 4-
Variation 5-
Variation 6-
Variation 7-
Variation 8-
Variation 9-
Variation 10-
Variation 11-
Variation 12-
* ECM (G) ECM 1609   Paul Bley, Evan Parker, Barre Phillips - Sankt Gerold

1997

Paul Bley Trio

Paul Bley (piano) Jay Anderson (bass) Jeff Hirshfield (drums)
September, 1997
TurnaroundSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31437
Lorraine-
Crossroads-
When Will The Blues Leave-
Compassion-
Rejoicing-
AARP-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31437   Paul Bley - Notes On Ornette

1998

Paul Bley Trio

Paul Bley (piano) Gary Peacock (bass) Paul Motian (drums)
Avatar Studios, NYC, January, 1998
Not Zero: In Three PartsECM (G) ECM 1670
Entelechy-
Now-
Fig Foot-
Vocal Tracked-
Intente-
Noosphere-
Set Up Set-
Dialogue Amour-
Don't You Know-
Not Zero: In One Part-
* ECM (G) ECM 1670   Paul Bley, Gary Peacock, Paul Motian - Not Two, Not One

2000

Paul Bley Solo

Paul Bley (piano)
Studio Tempo, Montreal, QC, Canada, July 4, 2000
Love LostJustin Time (Canadian) JUST 154-2
Basics-
Speed Kills-
Told You So-
Lucky-
Chet-
Walk Home-
Blues Waltz-
Monk's Mood-
Early Alben-
Startled-
* Justin Time (Canadian) JUST 154-2   Paul Bley - Basics

2001

Paul Bley Solo

Paul Bley (piano)
Schloss Mondsee, Mondsee, Austria, April, 2001
Mondsee Variations: IECM (G) ECM 1786
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-
* ECM (G) ECM 1786   Paul Bley - Solo In Mondsee

2003 (age 71)

Paul Bley Solo

Paul Bley (piano)
Sound On Sound, NYC, May 16, 2003
Nothing To DeclareJustin Time (Canadian) JUST 199-2
Breakdown-
Blues Waltz-
8th Avenue-
* Justin Time (Canadian) JUST 199-2   Paul Bley - Nothing To Declare

2007

Paul Bley Solo

Paul Bley (piano)
Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, May 31, 2007
About TimeJustin Time (Canadian) JUST 228-2
Pent-Up House-
* Justin Time (Canadian) JUST 228-2   Paul Bley - About Time

2008

Paul Bley Solo

Paul Bley (piano)
"Oslo Jazz Festival", Kulturkirken Jakob, Oslo, Norway, August, 2008
Far NorthECM (G) ECM 2373
Way Down South Suite-
Flame-
Longer-
Pent-Up House-
* ECM (G) ECM 2373   Paul Bley - Play Blue - Oslo Concert