Paul Bley: Like Someone In Love


Like Someone In Love


Paul Bley (piano)


Introducing Paul Bley (OJC CD201-2)

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Paul Bley (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Art Blakey (drums).

Composed by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke


Recorded: New York, November 30, 1953


Rating: 98/100 (learn more)

The intro here is gorgeous. I'm particularly enchanted by the descending chords 18 seconds in; it's one of those moments that I go back to again and again. It's insightful to hear him in this more straightahead context (with Charles Mingus and Art Blakey) earlier in his artistic trajectory. He was definitely using more of the bebop vocabulary at this point, but already in his own idiosyncratic way: check out the way he's using rhythmic displacement, especially during the first statement of the melody.

Reviewer: Aaron Parks

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