Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Paul Bley - Ramblin'

Ramblin' comes from an adventurous period in Paul Bley's career, at a time when he was associated with some of the more avant-garde elements. His playing often takes an attractively aggressive approach, which he tempered in later years. There is his characteristic emphasis on the beauty of the single note. The gorgeous, lush sounds on "Albert's Love Theme," for example, or the slow, beautiful, expressive take on Annette Peacock's "Touching" are filled with enormous depth. Carla Bley's "Ida Lupino" is given a sophisticated treatment that emphasizes tonal bliss. As with all Bley recordings, this one takes close listening to appreciate its subtleties, but the joy is well worth the effort. Barry Altschul is spectacular on drums, with effective polyrhythmic support, and bassist Mark Levinson fits perfectly into the mix.
Steve Loewy

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/ramblin-mw0000180305

Paul Bley


1 Both (Peacock)  9:25
2 Albert's Love Theme (Peacock)  9:18
3 Ida Lupino (Bley)  3:25
4 Mazatalon (Peacock)  5:44
5 Touching (Coleman)  7:26
6 Ramblin' (Bley)  7:30


Paul Bley - p
Mark Levinson - b
Barry Altschul - dr

Recorded at Studio RCA, Roma ; July 1, 1966


Melanchthon said...


Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Marvellous Paul, thank you Mel!

Anonymous said...

Thanks very much.

rev.b said...

I had this one one last night. One of Paul's best albums. One of the best in the Byg/Actuel series as well.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this !
Same trio, and some same tunes, that were recorded a couple months later in Holland for the album "Blood". Great stuff to have shared, as always between the classical and jazz it is all very much appreciated.

John A

Fred Archtop said...

Great post. Thanks Mel.

Prof. Yaffle said...

Great! Many thanks

rowgatien said...

All right! Thanks

Kovina Kris said...

I like Bley a lot. Thank you for this!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You