The New York Times - February 13, 2000 He lives with his wife, artist Carol Goss, and their family in upstate New York
The New York Times - February 13, 2000. Mr. Bley has recently published a memoir in which he proves to be a perceptive critic as well as an engaging storyteller. - The New York Times, February 13, 2000. He lives with his wife, artist Carol Goss, and their family in upstate New York. As a jazz musician himself he has played with Kenny Wheeler, Julius Hemphill, Roscoe Mitchell, and was a founding member of the Bill Smith Ensemble.
Hyman Paul Bley, CM (November 10, 1932 – January 3, 2016) was a Canadian pianist known for his contributions to the free jazz movement of the 1960s as well as his innovations and influence on trio playing and his early live performance on the Moog a. .
Bley was a long-time resident of the United States. His music has been described by Ben Ratliff of the New York Times as "deeply original and aesthetically aggressive".
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I liked the book, and Bley touches on pretty much every area and period of a long and varied career, but I kept wishing he had gone into more detail throughout the book.
Pianist Paul Bley has a reputation for complexity and contrariness, which this all-too-short book will bear out, and perhaps to some degree explain. The book begins with another child in his neighborhood telling Bley the startling news that he was adopted (the whole truth is much more convoluted), and one can only wonder if he didn’t somehow compensate by dealing out shocking surprises throughout his later life.
Paul Bley was one of the subjects of Ron Mann's award-winning feature documentary "Imagine the Sound. David Lee received his MA in Music Criticism from McMaster University in 2004 and currently lives with his family in Hamilton, Ontario. Bibliographic information. Now in his sixties, Bley is touring more than ever, and recording with everyone from Kenny Wheeler to Charlie Haden. Stopping Time: Paul Bley and the Transformation of Jazz.
Paul Bley was barely into his twenties when he left Montreal for New York City, yet he had already played with Charlie Parker and subbed for Oscar Peterson at the Alberta Lounge. The piano prodigy had been leading his own bands in Montreal clubs since he was thirteen. Stopping Time is the story of a unique Canadian artist and his odyssey through the most turbulent years in modern jazz.
Paul Bley's autobiobraphy, entitled STOPPING TIME: Paul Bley and the Transformation of Jazz, was published in 1999 by Vehicule Press. In 1999 the National Library of Canada in Ottawa aquired the Paul Bley Archives
Paul Bley's autobiobraphy, entitled STOPPING TIME: Paul Bley and the Transformation of Jazz, was published in 1999 by Vehicule Press. In 1999 the National Library of Canada in Ottawa aquired the Paul Bley Archives. In 2003 TIME WILL TELL, Conversations witth Paul Bley by esteemed musicologist, Norman Meehan was published. Paul Bley: La Logica del Caso, by Arrigo Cappelletti, was published in Italian in 2004 and in English as Paul Bley: The Logic of Chance in 2010.
Paul Bley: Stopping Time by Chris Comer, published on July 21, 2007 at All About Jazz. Find more Podcast articles. Chris Comer talked to the influential and iconic free-jazz pianist Paul Bley upon the release of his first trio recording with Gary Peacock and Paul Motian in over 35 years, Not Two, Not One on ECM in April 2000. Since the 1950's Paul Bley's career has spanned many stylistic changes in jazz and Mr. Bley has a unique perspective on the ongoing history of jazz. In this lengthy interview Chris and Paul discuss the roots of free jazz, Bley's role in the timeline of jazz history and his collaborations with other well known jazz musicians.