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, NYC, February 3, 1954

10303 | W241Drum OneEmArcy 16006; Wing MGW-60001
10304 | W237Autumn Breeze-
10305The Nearness Of YouMercury (J) SNP-131

* Wing MGW-60001; Universal (J) UCCM-9107   Paul Bley
= EmArcy MG-36092   Paul Bley (not released)
* 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, NYC, August 26, 1954

W233TopsyWing MGW-60001
W234 | 10863My Heart-
W235 | 10922That Old Feeling-
W236 | 10918There'll Never Be Another You-
W239 | 10930My Old Flame-

* Wing MGW-60001; Universal (J) UCCM-9107   Paul Bley
= EmArcy MG-36092   Paul Bley (not released)

Paul Bley Trio

Paul Bley, piano; Peter Ind, bass; Al Levitt, drums.: same personnel.

Fine Sound, 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; Universal (J) UCCM-9107   Paul Bley
= EmArcy MG-36092   Paul Bley (not released)

Paul Bley

Paul Bley, piano; and others.

Fine Sound, NYC, August, 1954

10862Out Of The BlueMercury unissued
10863My Heart-
10864Goodbye-
10865Opus 5-

Paul Bley

Paul Bley, piano; and others.: same personnel.

Fine Sound, 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 & Pete LaRoca - Floater
* Savoy SJL 2235   Various Artists - New Music: Second 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: Second Wave
* Savoy MG 12182   Paul Bley - Footloose!
= BYG (F) 529.114   Paul Bley - Footloose
* Savoy SJL 1175   Paul Bley With Steve Swallow & Pete LaRoca - Syndrome
* Savoy SJL 1148   Paul Bley With Steve Swallow & Pete LaRoca - 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: Second 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, (G) ESP 1008-2, (US) ESP 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, (G) ESP 1021-2, (US) ESP 1021   Paul Bley Trio - Closer
* ESP-Disk' ESP 1033, (US) ESP 1033   Various Artists - Sampler, Vol. I
* 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 & 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 & 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, 837 273-1
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) 837 273-1, 837 273-2   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 & Jesper Lundgaard - Live
= SteepleChase (D) SCCD-37019/20   Paul Bley - Montmartre Live
* SteepleChase (D) SCS-1230, SCCD-31230   Paul Bley & 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", Greenwich Village, NY, 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) OWL058CD
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) OWL058CD   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

1999

Paul Bley Trio

Paul Bley, piano; Gary Peacock, double bass; Paul Motian, drums.

"Aula Magna STS", Lugano, Switzerland, March, 1999

MazatlanECM (G) ECM 2642
Flame-
Told You So-
Moor-
Longer-
Dialogue Amour-
When Will The Blues Leave-
I Loves You, Porgy-

* ECM (G) ECM 2642   Paul Bley, Gary Peacock, Paul Motian - When Will The Blues Leave

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