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Paul Bley Trio - Closer mp3 download
Performer: Paul Bley Trio
Title: Closer
Country: US
Style: Free Jazz, Contemporary Jazz
Rating: 4.6/5
FLAC size: 1550 mb | MP3 size: 1164 mb | WMA size: 1754 mb
Genre: Jazz

The second ESP issue from the Paul Bley Trio is a contrast as dramatic as rain against sunshine. The earlier album, Barrage, recorded in October of 1964, was full of harsh, diffident extrapolations of sound and fury, perhaps because of its sidemen; Marshall Allen and Dewey Johnson on saxophone and trumpet, respectively, were on loan from Sun Ra and joined Eddie Gomez and Milford Graves. Indeed, the music there felt like one long struggle to survive.

This album by the Paul Bley Trio is a reissue from 1965. The trio consists of some of the most respected innovators in jazz ever. Paul Bley is on piano, Steve Swallow on bass, and Barry Altschul is on drums. This album is very much a retreat inward. Bley had just gotten off of an earlier recording project with a raucous, big group of musicians, andI'm sure he welcomed the opportunity to strip down to just this basic trio. There are Latin grooves in "Sidways in Mexico," harmonic explorations in "Closer", and bebop-riffs in "Crossroads". What ties all this variety together is the limited instrumentation and the players' incredibly sensitive work. The mix on the album is not the best, and Bley's piano dominates the texture a bit too much on playback, but you can really hear Swallow and Altschul busting their butts the whole time to really make something great.

Sideways In Mexico, 02:57. And Now the Queen, 02:18.

Studio album by. Paul Bley Trio. That's harder to hear if you aren't aware of the association, but the staccato rhythms and bitten-off melodic ideas do point in that direction" Track listing. All compositions by Carla Bley except as indicated. Sideways in Mexico" - 2:55.

Bley was a long-time resident of the United States. His music has been described by Ben Ratliff of the New York Times as "deeply original and aesthetically aggressive".

Listen to music from Paul Bley Trio like Ida Lupino, The Nearness of You & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Paul Bley Trio. Hyman Paul Bley, CM (November 10, 1932 - January 3, 2016) was a Canadian pianist known for his contributions to the free jazz movement of the 1960s as well as his innovations and influence on trio playing. Bley was a long-time resident of the United States. His music characteristically featured strong senses both of melodic voicing and space.

Album · 1996 · 10 Songs. Paul Bley Trio, David Eyges & Bruce Ditmas. Bruce Ditmas, Paul Bley Trio & David Eyges.


A1 Ida
A2 Start
A3 Closer
A4 Sideways In Mexico
A5 Batterie
B1 And Now The Queen
B2 Figfoot
B3 Crossroads
B4 Violin
B5 Cartoon

Companies, etc.

  • Made By – PES
  • Distributed By – Barclay


  • Bass – Steve Swallow
  • Engineer – R. L. Anderson*
  • Percussion – Barry Altshol*
  • Photography By – Jean-Pierre Leloir
  • Piano – Paul Bley


Made by PES, France

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Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
1021 Paul Bley Trio Closer ‎(LP, Album) ESP Disk 1021 US 1966
BT-5006 Paul Bley Trio Closer ‎(LP, Album, RE) ESP Disk BT-5006 Japan 1975
1021 Paul Bley Trio Closer ‎(LP, Album) ESP Disk 1021 US 1973
ESP 1021-2 Paul Bley Trio Closer ‎(CD, Album, RE) ESP Disk, ZYX Music ESP 1021-2 Germany Unknown
1021 Paul Bley Trio Closer ‎(CD, Album) ESP Disk 1021 US 2013