PAUL PLIMLEY

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Paul (Horace) Plimley (born 16 March 1953 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a free jazz pianist and vibraphonist. He is one of the doyens of the Canadian jazz avant-garde, a co-founder of the New Orchestra Workshop Society and frequent collaborator with the bassist Lisle Ellis. He is well versed in classical music and in all styles of jazz; he was one of the first and most convincing interpreters of Ornette Coleman's music on the piano (an instrument usually seen as antithetical to Coleman's music).

Plimley studied classical piano under Kum-Sing Lee at the University of British Columbia (1971–3). In 1978-9 he studied with Karl Berger and Cecil Taylor at the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, NY. In 1977 he founded the New Orchestra Workshop (NOW), and he has been active in many of the ensembles associated with NOW, including the NOW Orchestra.

His work with Lisle Ellis is extensive, and includes
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PAUL PLIMLEY Both Sides Of The Same Mirror album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Both Sides Of The Same Mirror
Avant-Garde Jazz 1990
PAUL PLIMLEY When Silence Pulls album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
When Silence Pulls
Avant-Garde Jazz 1991
PAUL PLIMLEY Kaleidoscopes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kaleidoscopes
Avant-Garde Jazz 1992
PAUL PLIMLEY Noir album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Noir
Avant-Garde Jazz 1993
PAUL PLIMLEY Sensology album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sensology
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
PAUL PLIMLEY Density Of The Lovestruck Demons album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Density Of The Lovestruck Demons
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
PAUL PLIMLEY Everything In Stages album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Everything In Stages
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
PAUL PLIMLEY Safe-Crackers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Safe-Crackers
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999

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PAUL PLIMLEY Paul Plimley & John Oswald, Marilyn Crispell, Cecil Taylor : Complicité album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Paul Plimley & John Oswald, Marilyn Crispell, Cecil Taylor : Complicité
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001

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PAUL PLIMLEY Ivory Ganesh Meets Doctor Drums album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ivory Ganesh Meets Doctor Drums
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
PAUL PLIMLEY Hexentrio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hexentrio
Avant-Garde Jazz 2012

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