Paul Bley: Floater
Paul Bley (piano)
The Floater Syndrome (Savoy 650123)
Recorded: New York, August 17, 1962
Rating: 97/100 (learn more)
First of all, I'm completely addicted to this melody, even though it only lasts 20 seconds. I love the way the the same basic musical idea is used in three different registers of the piano, with slight variations. And the solo is just incredible. So much rhythmic and melodic freedom, so much possibility. So far ahead of its time.
Reviewer: Aaron Parks