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피아니스트 폴 블레이, 세상을 떠나다.

피아니스트 폴 블레이의 사망 소식.

Mr. Blake 씨, 전해주셔서 감사합니다.




Date: January 4, 2016 at 8:02:06 PM EST
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: Paul Bley


Dear Friends,

I'm deeply saddened to tell you that my father passed yesterday. Below is our official statement. He was at home and very comfortable with family at his side. 

Thank you,
Vanessa Bley

PAUL BLEY OBITUARY

Paul Bley, renowned jazz pianist, died January 3, 2016 at home with his family. Born November 10, 1932 in Montreal, QC,  he began music studies at the age of five.  At 13, he formed the “Buzzy Bley Band.”  At 17, he took over for Oscar Peterson at the Alberta Lounge, invited Charlie Parker to play at the Montreal Jazz Workshop, which he co-founded, made a film with Stan Kenton and then headed to NYC to attend Julliard.

His international career has spanned seven decades.  He's played and recorded with Lester Young, Ben Webster, Sonny Rollins, Charles Mingus, Chet Baker, Jimmy Giuffre, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian, Lee Konitz, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorious and many others. He is considered a master of the trio, but as exemplified by his solo piano albums, Paul Bley is preeminently a pianists' pianist.

He is survived by his wife of forty three years, Carol Goss, their daughters, Vanessa Bley and Angelica Palmer, grandchildren Felix and Zoletta Palmer, as well as daughter, Solo Peacock.  Private memorial services will be held in Stuart, FL, Cherry Valley, NY and wherever you play a Paul Bley record. 





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