"In the final reckoning, the pianist PAUL BLEY's influence over the last 50 years of jazz - and it continues - will be enormous....
Deeply original and aesthetically agressive, Mr. Bley long ago found a way to express his long, elegant, voluminous thoughts in a manner that implies complete autonomy from its given setting but isn't quite free jazz. The music runs on a mixture of deep historical knowledge and its own inviolable principles."
Ben Ratliff, New York Times, Sunday May 21, 2006
Cover Article: All About Jazz Magazine