In December 1953.

In December 1953, “Debut” label released “Introducing Paul Bley”, the debut Paul Bley album. It was recorded in November 1953 in New York City.


  • Paul Bley — piano
  • Charles Mingus — bass
  • Art Blakey — drums

Track listing:

  • Opus 1 – Paul Bley
  • (Teapot) Walkin’ – Richard Carpenter
  • Like Someone in Love – Johnny Burke, Jimmy van Heusen
  • Spontaneous Combustion – Paul Bley
  • Split Kick – Horace Silver
  • I Can’t Get Started – Ira Gershwin, Vernon Duke

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