Paul Plimley

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Krentz Ratings:
When Silence Pulls (1990), 7/10
Witch Gong Game (1994), 5.5/10
Everything in Stages (1995), 7/10
Sensology (1995), 7/10
Safe Crackers (1999), 6/10
Complicite (2000), 5.5/10
Hexentrio (2011), 5.5/10

Canadian pianist Paul Plimley took Cecil Taylor's exuberant style into the 1990s, while wedding the acrobatic and intense aspects of it with atmospheric and pensive threads. The similarities with the master declined rapidly from When Silence Pulls (november 1990), a trio session with bassist Lisle Ellis and drummer Andrew Cyrille, to the impressionistic piano vignettes of Everything in Stages (april 1995) to the duets with bassist Barry Guy of Sensology (november 1995) to the wildly eclectic and virtuoso parade of Safe-Crackers (january 1999), another trio session.

Paul Plimley recorded with Barry Guy Witch Gong Game (february 1994) for large ensemble and the duo album Sensology.

Complicite (may 2000) was mainly devoted to duers with altoist John Oswald.

The Hexen Trio debuted with Hexentrio (Intakt, 2012): Paul Plimley (piano and voice), Barry Guy (bass and voice) and Lucas Niggli (drums and voice).

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