PAUL BLEY - Improvisie - LP - BAMLP7019
Autores: Paul Bley, Annette Peacock, Han Bennink
Editor: Bamboo (2017)
Formato: LP, remastered
Géneros: Electronic, Jazz, Abstract, Experimental, Free Jazz, Free Improvisation
Recorded in 1971 for the French America Recording label, Improvisie captures pianist Paul Bley, Annette Peacock, and master percussionist Han Bennink in concert in Rotterdam. Bley plays electric piano and synthesizer here, with Peacock playing both electric and acoustic piano, synthesizer, and electric bass as well as singing. There are two pieces on the set, the elegiac title cut, which is nearly 14 minutes in length, and the much more adventurous "Touching," which is nearly 24.
Even 35 years later, "Touching" is still a brave and uncompromising work, one that asks as many questions as it answers, and one that renews its freshness with each repeated listening.