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In the Evenings Out There is an album by pianist Paul Bley, bassist Gary Peacock, drummer Tony Oxley and saxophonist John Surman recorded in 1991 and released on the ECM label in 1993.[1]

In the Evenings Out There
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Studio album by
RecordedSeptember 1991
GenreAvant-garde jazz, free jazz
ProducerManfred Eicher
Paul Bley chronology
Changing Hands
In the Evenings Out There
Paul Plays Carla


The Allmusic review by David R. Adler awarded the album 3 stars stating "This is a remarkable encounter between four top-notch musicians... Although the record falls solidly within the "free jazz" category, it has a mysteriously soothing, meditative quality. Fans of these four greats shouldn't miss it".[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz said "The music is entirely collaborative and there are solo tracks, duos, and trios, with only one substantial group track, so the emphasis is on intimate communication across small but significant musical distances".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz    [3]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Paul Bley except as indicated
  1. "Afterthoughts" - 4:05
  2. "Portrait of a Silence" (Gary Peacock) - 5:58
  3. "Soft Touch" (Bley, Tony Oxley) - 3:42
  4. "Speak Easy" (Oxley, Peacock) - 2:47
  5. "Interface" (Bley, Oxley, Peacock, John Surman) - 5:22
  6. "Alignment" (Surman) - 3:50
  7. "Fair Share" (Bley, Peacock) - 6:03
  8. "Article Four" (Surman) - 8:28
  9. "Married Alive" - 4:17
  10. "Spe-Cu-Lay-Ting" (Bley, Oxley) - 1:26
  11. "Tomorrow Today" (Peacock) - 2:19
  12. "Note Police" - 7:54
  • Recorded at Rainbow Studio in Oslo, Norway in September 1991.



  1. ^ ECM discography accessed August 29, 2011
  2. ^ a b Adler, D. R. Allmusic Review accessed August 29, 2011
  3. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (8th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 134. ISBN 0141023279.