Footloose!

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Footloose!
Footloose!.jpg
Studio album by Paul Bley
Released 1963
Recorded August 17, 1962 and September 12, 1963
Studio Medallion Studios, Newark, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 33:38
Label Savoy
MG-12182
Producer Fred Mendelsohn
Paul Bley chronology
Coleman Classics Volume 1
(1958)Coleman Classics Volume 11958
Footloose!
(1963)
Barrage
(1964)Barrage1964

Footloose! is the fourth album led by jazz pianist Paul Bley featuring tracks recorded in 1962 & 1963 and released on the Savoy label.[1] Tracks from this album, along with alternate takes and addition material from the sessions, were later released as Syndrome and Floater.[2][3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[4]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars calling it "one of Bley's most enjoyable albums".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Paul Bley except as indicated

  1. "When Will The Blues Leave" (Ornette Coleman) - 6:08
  2. "Floater" (Carla Bley) - 6:23
  3. "Turns" - 3:14
  4. "Around Again" (Carla Bley) - 4:04
  5. "Syndrome" (Carla Bley) - 7:07
  6. "Cousins" - 4:39
  7. "King Korn" (Carla Bley) - 3:57
  8. "Vashikar" (Carla Bley) - 4:06

Alternate releases[edit]

Floater:

This 1984 album included tracks 1-4 and added the following tracks recorded at the same sessions:

  • "Stereophonic" (David Baker) - 5:06
  • "Circle with the Hole in the Middle" (Coleman) - 5:08
  • "Ballad No. 4" - 4:50

Syndrome:

This 1986 album included tracks 5-6 and added the following tracks recorded at the same sessions:

  • "Around Again" [alternate take] (Carla Bley) - 3:53
  • "Ballad I" - 4:29
  • "King Korn" [alternate take] (Carla Bley) - 4:17
  • "Ballad II" - 3:47

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Bley catalog, accessed June 18, 2014
  2. ^ Syndrome: Discogs album entry, accessed June 18, 2014
  3. ^ Floater: Discogs album entry, accessed June 18, 2014
  4. ^ a b Chadbourne, E., Allmusic Review accessed June 18, 2014