Thursday, January 7th

by musicclipoftheday


Paul Bley, pianist, November 10, 1932-January 3, 2016

Live, 1970s?


With Charlie Haden (bass), live, New York, 2000


With John Gilmore (tenor saxophone), Gary Peacock (bass), Paul Motian (drums; or Billy Elgart, side 2, tracks 2-3), Turning Point, rec. 1964/1968

Side 1

Side 2


Live, Norway (Oslo), 2008




reading table

I held a Jewel in my fingers –
And went to sleep –
The day was warm, and winds were prosy—
I said ”Twill keep” –

I woke – and chid my honest fingers,
The Gem was gone –
And now, an Amethyst remembrance
Is all I own –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), #261 (Franklin)