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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: November 10, 1932

”Since the Montreal-born, long-US resident Bley's 50's debut with Mingus and Blakey, he's worked with more first-rate, wide ranging original musical minds than anyone but Miles...” (Howard Mandel, Downbeat, April 1995

Bley gave violin recitals at age five. By age seven he was studying piano. He went through numerous classical teachers - including one Frenchman that had him play, balancing filled water glasses on the tops of his hands. At age 11 he graduated from the McGill Conservatory - having taken on their musical curriculum in addition to his public school education. Bley, who was known as “Buzzy” in his early adolescence, formed a band and played clubs and summer hotel jobs in the Laurentian Mountains at age 13. Four years later he replaced Oscar Peterson at the Alberta Lounge. Bley founded the Montreal Jazz Workshop and brought Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, Brew Moore and Alan Eager to Montreal inorder to perform with them. ...
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    Play Blue (Oslo Concert)

    Soul Note
    2014
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    Play Blue

    ECM Records
    2014
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    Live At The Hillcrest Club 1958

    Soul Note
    2014
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    Annette

    Hatology
    2010
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    Barrage

    ESP Disk
    2009
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    12 (+6) In A Row

    Soul Note
    2008
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    About Time

    Justin Time Records
    2008
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