Paul Bley

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Paul Bley is truly a giant in modern jazz. As a young musical prodigy, Bley began giving violin recitals at age five. At eleven, he had graduated from McGill Conservatory in Montreal. By 17, Bley replaced the legendary Oscar Peterson as house pianist at the Alberta Lounge.
Bley's career since the 1950s has been a whirlwind, with activity both as a leader and as a band member with a veritable who's-who of the greatest names in jazz. Over the years, Bley has recorded with the likes of Ben Webster, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, Jimmy Giuffre, John Scofield, John Abercrombie, Bill Frisell, Chet Baker, Bill Connors, Steve Swallow, Gary Peacock, Jaco Pastorius, Pat Metheny, Red Mitchell, Marc Johnson, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen, Arild Andersen, Paul Motian, Barry Altschul, Han Bennink, Billy Hart, Tony Oxley, Bruce Ditmas, Cecil McBee, Gary Burton, Marion Brown, Evan Parker, Lee Konitz, Sam Rivers and Bill Evans.
Bley's use of the synthesizer as a performance instrument goes back to 1968, when he gave the first live performance to date on synthesizer at Philarmonic Hall in New York City. His Postcards release, Synth Thesis, continues this tradition. Upon its initial release, Synth Thesis received five stars from downbeat Magazine.
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