SCCD 31214 My Standard / Paul Bley Trio
Paul Bley is probably the most original piano player in jazz and most influential one. Keith Jarrett for example would not have been what he is without Bley.
Almost 15 years went by after the first recording by Bley for SteepleChase (SCCD 31005 Paul Bley & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen), when Nils Winther and Paul Bley got together in the recording studio to produce his second on the label (SCCD 31205 Questions) which was to be followed by many releases this time without long absences.
For the third album here, producer Nils Winther talked Paul into playing something less abstract. It did not take much persuasion especially after the magical session with Chet Baker (SCCD 31207 Diane).
1. I'm glad there's you (Madeira/Dorsey)
2. Santa Claus is coming to town (Haven/Gillespie)
3. Lover man (Ram Ramirez)
4. All the things you are (Jerome Kern)
5. Long ago and far away (Jerome Kern)
6. Black and blue (Fats Waller)
7. How long has this been going on (George Gershwin)
8. A.R.B. (Paul Bley)
9. Blues waltz (Paul Bley)
10. I wish I knew (Harry Warren)
11. If I'm lucky (J. Myrow/E. DeLange)
12. You'd be so nice to come home to (Cole Porter)
13. I can't get started (Vernon Duke)
14. The theme (Traditional)
15. Becky (Paul Bley)
16. Bolivar blues (Thelonious Monk)
17. Goodbye (Gordon Jenkins)