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[In Association with Amazon.com]

LS-86060: Mr. Joy / Paul Bley

[Front Cover] Label Type : pink Limelight promotional
Matrix Number : SIDE-A LS 86060A- M2 -1-1     3D     MR
SIDE-B LS 86060B- M1     I     MR



Comments

gatefold cover.

Inside The Groove

Avant-garde free/crossover pianist Paul Bley's rather modest trio album.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Paul Bley made few appearances on Mercury label and subsidiaries. One of his performance can be heard on Wing MGW-60001 (and EmArcy MG-36092), which captures his earliest sessions in 1954. On Charles Mingus' legendary “Pre-Bird” huge sessions (heard on Mercury MG-20627 / SR-60627), Paul Bley's performance was rather inconspicious among other musicians who all have strong personalities and characteristics.

Then in the middle 1960s, Paul Bley pushed himself into the avant-garde and free approach. It can be said that his piano styling had been completely changed compared with his 1950s as one of many bop pianists.

Now here is Paul Bley's album recorded in 1968. Interestingly, 6 out of 8 tunes are Annette Peacock's composition, while one by himself and the other by Ornette Coleman. His play which can be heard on this LP is something like “a turning point” from conventional jazz to much modernized jazz. Some sounds so lyrical, while some sounds so agressive and “free”.

Although this LP may not his best sessions in his late 1960s, it is one of the most important albums.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

9 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 2-42687 Only Lovely (Paul Bley) 6:20
A-2 2-42688 Kid Dynamite (Annette Peacock) 3:10
A-3 2-42752 Nothing Ever Was, Anyway (Annette Peacock) 5:44
A-4 2-42690 El Cordobes (Annette Peacock) 6:04
SIDE-B
B-1 2-42691 Ramblin' (Ornette Coleman) 4:44
B-2 2-42692 Touching (Annette Peacock) 4:49
B-3 2-42693 Blood (Annette Peacock) 6:10
B-4 2-42694 Mr. Joy (Annette Peacock) 3:50

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

Paul Bley (p), Gary Peacock (b), Billy Elgart (ds).
Recorded at Audio Recorders, Seattle, WA on May 10 and 12, 1968,
and the concert at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA on May 11, 1968.

The Artist Also Appears on...

Paul Bley (p) :



Jackets

Front Back
[LS-86060 FRONT] [LS-86060 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[LS-86060 A] [LS-86060 B]



MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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