|Paul Bley is probably the most original piano player in jazz and the most
influential one. Keith Jarrett, for example, would not have been what he is
Almost 15 years went by after the first recording by Bley for SteepleChase
(SCCD 31005 Paul Bley & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen). Then Nils Winther
and Paul Bley got together in the recording studio to produce his second on
the label (SCCD 31205 Questions) which was to be followed by many more releases -
this time without long absences.
For the third album here, producer Nils Winther talked Paul into playing
something less abstract. It did not take much persuasion especially after
the magical session with Chet Baker (SCCD 31207 Diane).