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The results on these discs are engrossing. I especially recommend Memoirs, his trio with Haden and Motian, for their simpatico collective interplay, and the solo Tango Palace, where Bley’s polished abstraction makes every note sound newly minted.

Italian pianist Giorgio Gaslini is as much a composer as an improviser, with ballets, operas and film scores to his name. His Dischi Della Quercia (DDQ) albums (never before released in the UK) include several ambitious suites, some on geographical themes that incorporate musical references to New Orleans, India and China. Gaslini started the DDQ label himself, but later entrusted it to Bonandrini (hence its appearance in CAM Jazz’s reissue series) and then went

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