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1.
10:00
2.
The Blessing
3.
In a Sentimental Mood
4.
Ida Lupino
5.
BleySchool

about

The trio pays homage to legendary pianist Paul Bley, drawing on both his tunes and improvisational approach. Bley’s music encompassed latin-inspired grooves, deceptively simple and catchy melodies, as well as freer improvisations. His willingness to collaborate openly with European improvisers as well as being part of the American tradition was an attractive template to follow.

Pat Thomas, Dominic Lash and Tony Orrell grew up in the UK with the children’s tv series Play School and when searching for a name for this album could not resist the pun - the inspiring figure of Bley combined with the element of childlike experimentation.

When the group decided to record in Bristol, UK there was no discussion about what to play, other than keeping in mind the process Paul Bley used in his long career. This included the desire not to repeat himself, and to be open to all the opportunities afforded by playing with timeless tunes, de- and re- constructing them at will. Hence the shout-outs to Carla Bley, Ornette Coleman and Duke Ellington.

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releases November 12, 2019

Pat Thomas, Dominic Lash, Tony Orrell
BleySchool

1 - Aloof 10:01
2 - The Blessing 7:03
3 - In a Sentimental Mood 7:08
4 - Ida Lupino 12:15
5 - BleySchool 5:59

Pat Thomas - Piano
Dominic Lash - Double Bass
Tony Orrell - Drums and Percussion

Recorded at Bristol University, England UK
on February 25th, 2018 by Jonathan Scott

Mixed and mastered by Jeremy Loucas at Sear Sound, New York City

Photos by Katerina Delta
Graphic design by Sergio Vezzali

‘Aloof’ by Thomas, Lash, Orrell (PRS)
‘The Blessing’ by Ornette Coleman (Songs Of Concord)
‘In a Sentimental Mood’ by Duke Ellington (Sony/ATV Harmony)
‘Ida Lupino’ by Carla Bley (Alrac Music)


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577 Records has been producing music since 2001 and has released albums featuring the work of artists from New York and around the world.

This grassroots, independent label got its start with a series of living room concerts in Brooklyn. The name of the label was taken from the address of the house where these concerts first took place (577 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, New York).
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