Paul Bley

Paul Bley is a free jazz pianist born in Montreal, Canada in 1932 and long resident in the USA. His music characteristically features strong senses both of melodic voicing and space.As well as being a distinctive and innovative musician himself, he has worked with a number of important musicians at key points.In 1957, he played with Don Cherry and Ornette Coleman in California.In the early 1960s he was part of The Jimmy Giuffre 3, a drummerless clarinet, piano and bass trio with bassist Steve Swallow.
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