Thursday, August 28, 2014

Paul Motian Discography





A reminder that there is no show this week. I'm posting a link to the discography that Paul Motian put together: Paul Motian Discography.  It needs to be updated with recordings after 2010.  If you know of a recording that he is on that isn't listed, please let me know.


I found a couple of Edgar Varese LPs (in excellent condition!) for free recently, so that is likely to start off next week's show. Tune in September 5th.

Friday, August 22, 2014

08_22_14 Set List

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
Paul Motian: First & Last Recordings


Thomas Morgan, Petra Haden, Paul Motian, Bill Frisell
Sept. 2010 photo: John Rogers courtesy Winter & Winter
Hal Stein Warren Fitzgerald Zounds
(Warren Fitzgerald)

1955 Progressive Records/Century Records Japan Hal Stein alto sax; Warren Fitzgerald trumpet; Bob Dorough piano; Alphonso Cotton bass; Paul Motian drums
Consort In Motion Reflections On Toccata
(Samuel Blaser based on Girolamo Frescobaldi) 

2011/rec. Dec 2010 Kind of Blue
Italy
Samuel Blaser trombone; Russ Lossing piano; Thomas Morgan bass; Paul Motian drums
Hal Stein Warren Fitzgerald Nan de Mo Nai
(Hal Stein)

1955 Progressive Records/Century Records Japan Hal Stein alto sax; Warren Fitzgerald trumpet; Bob Dorough piano; Alphonso Cotton bass; Paul Motian drums
Consort In Motion Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria- Atto Quatro Scene II
(Claudio Monteverdi; arr: Samuel Blaser) 

2011/rec. Dec 2010 Kind of Blue
Italy
Samuel Blaser trombone; Russ Lossing piano; Thomas Morgan bass; Paul Motian drums
New Jazz Conceptions Conception
(George Shearing)

1956 Riverside Bill Evans piano; Teddy Kotick bass; Paul Motian drums
Lost In a Dream
live at VV
Abacus
(Paul Motian)

2010
/rec.2009
ECM

Jason Moran piano; Chris Potter tenor sax; Paul Motian drums
New Jazz Conceptions Waltz For Debby
(Bill Evans)

1956 Riverside Bill Evans piano; Teddy Kotick bass; Paul Motian drums
Lost In a Dream Casino
(Paul Motian)

2010
/rec.2009
ECM Jason Moran piano; Chris Potter tenor sax; Paul Motian drums
New Jazz Conceptions Displacement
(Bill Evans)

1956 Riverside Bill Evans piano; Teddy Kotick bass; Paul Motian drums
2nd Hour
Windmills of Your Mind Easy Living
(Ralph Rainger/ Leo Robin)

2011/rec. Sept. 2010 Winter & Winter Petra Haden vocals; Bill Frisell guitar; Thomas Morgan bass; Paul Motian drums
New Jazz Conceptions Easy Living
(Ralph Rainger/ Leo Robin)

1956 Riverside Bill Evans piano; Teddy Kotick bass; Paul Motian drums
Windmills of Your Mind Tennessee Waltz
(Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart) 

2011/rec. Sept. 2010 Winter & Winter Petra Haden vocals; Bill Frisell guitar; Thomas Morgan bass; Paul Motian drums
Marcy Lutes
Debut
Cheek to Cheek
(Irving Berlin arr: Gil Evans)

1957 Decca Marcy Lutes vocals; Paul Motian drums…
Windmills of Your Mind Wednesday’s Gone
(Paul Motian)

2011/rec. Sept. 2010 Winter & Winter Bill Frisell guitar; Thomas Morgan bass; Paul Motian drums
Marcy Lutes
Debut
Aren’t You Glad You’re You
(Jimmy Van Huesen arr: Gil Evans)

1957 Decca Marcy Lutes vocals; Paul Motian drums…
Windmills of Your Mind I Remember You
(Victor Schertzinger/ Johnny Mercer)

2011/rec. Sept. 2010 Winter & Winter Petra Haden vocals; Bill Frisell guitar; Thomas Morgan bass; Paul Motian drums
Marcy Lutes
Debut
Travelin’ Light
(Mundy/Mercer arr: Gil Evans)

1957 Decca Marcy Lutes vocals; Paul Motian drums…
Owls Talk Dance 
(Paul Motian)
2009 Hote Marge
France
Alexandra Grimal tenor & soprano sax; Lee Konitz alto sax; Gary Peacock bass; Paul Motian drums
Live At the Half Note Just Friends
(John Klenner- Sam Lewis)
1959 Polygram Warne Marsh tenor sax; Lee Konitz alto sax; Bill Evans piano; Jimmy Garrison bass; Paul Motian drums
Time Cirkler
(Jakob Bro)

2011/rec. Sept. 2011 Loveland Records Jakob Bro guitar; Bill Frisell guitar; Thomas Morgan bass; Lee Konitz alto sax

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

August 22nd WRFR Radio Show 9am-11am 93.3FM


Tune in Friday for Paul Motian: First & Last Recordings. I'll be exploring some late 1950s and late 2000s recordings; some obscure, some well known.

Paul Motian 1955

Friday, August 15, 2014

08_15_14 Set List

Quote from1st draft
 Motian's unpublished autobiography
Drum request for concert
date unknown


Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet

Theme:Bill Evans & Keith Jarrett






Portrait in Jazz
Blue In Green
(Davis-Evans)

1959
Riverside
Bill Evans piano; Scott LaFaro bass; Paul Motian drums
Backhand
Backhand
(Keith Jarrett) 

1975
Impulse
Keith Jarrett piano; Dewey Redman tenor sax; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums; Guilherme Franco percussion
Portrait in Jazz
When I Fall In Love
(Heyman-Young)

1959
Riverside
Bill Evans piano; Scott LaFaro bass; Paul Motian drums
Conception
No Cover, No Minimum
(Bill Evans)

1956
/1981
Riverside/Milestone
Bill Evans piano; Teddy Kotick bass; Paul Motian drums
Backhand
Kuum
(Keith Jarrett) 

1975
Impulse
Keith Jarrett piano, wood flute, osi drum; Dewey Redman musette; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums; Guilherme Franco percussion
Conception
Five
(Bill Evans)

1956
/1981
Riverside/Milestone
Bill Evans piano; Teddy Kotick bass; Paul Motian drums
Conception
I Got It Bad
(Ellington/Webber)

1956
/1981
Riverside/Milestone
Bill Evans piano; Teddy Kotick bass; Paul Motian drums
Treasure Island
Angles Without Edges
(Keith Jarrett) 

1974
Impulse
Keith Jarrett piano; Dewey Redman tenor sax; Sam Brown guitar; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums; Guilherme Franco,  Danny Johnson percussion
Part 2
How My Heart Sings!
In Your Own Sweet Way (take 2)
(Dave Brubeck)

1962
Riverside
Bill Evans piano; Chuck Israels bass; Paul Motian drums
Treasure Island
Sister Fortune
(Keith Jarrett) 

1974
Impulse
Keith Jarrett piano; Dewey Redman tenor sax; Sam Brown guitar; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums; Guilherme Franco,  Danny Johnson percussion
How My Heart Sings!
Walking Up
(Bill Evans)

1962
Riverside
Bill Evans piano; Chuck Israels bass; Paul Motian drums
Treasure Island
Treasure Island
(Keith Jarrett) 

1974
Impulse
Keith Jarrett piano; Dewey Redman tenor sax; Sam Brown guitar; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums; Guilherme Franco,  Danny Johnson percussion
How My Heart Sings!
Ev’rything I Love
(Cole Porter)

1962
Riverside
Bill Evans piano; Chuck Israels bass; Paul Motian drums
Treasure Island
The Rich (And The Poor)
(Keith Jarrett) 

1974
Impulse
Keith Jarrett piano; Dewey Redman tenor sax; Sam Brown guitar; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums; Guilherme Franco,  Danny Johnson percussion
The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings
Jade Visions (take 1)
(Scott LaFaro)

1961
Riverside
Bill Evans piano; Scott LaFaro bass; Paul Motian drums
Treasure Island
Introduction
(Keith Jarrett)  & Yaqui Indian Folk Song (traditional)

1974
Impulse
Keith Jarrett piano; Dewey Redman tenor sax; Sam Brown guitar; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums; Guilherme Franco,  Danny Johnson percussion
Treasure Island
Le Mistral
(Keith Jarrett)
1974
Impulse
Keith Jarrett piano; Dewey Redman tenor sax; Sam Brown guitar; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums; Guilherme Franco,  Danny Johnson percussion
The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings
a few final bars…

1961
Riverside
Bill Evans piano; Scott LaFaro bass; Paul Motian drums

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

August 15th WRFR Radio Show 9am-11am 93.3FM

Dewey Redman, Guilherme Franco, Charlie Haden,
Paul Motian, Keith Jarrett  mid-1970s
photographer unknown
Paul Motian, Chuck Israels, Bill Evans
Village Vanguard Nov. 1963
photographer unknown
Tune in this Friday or next Thursday (August 21 10pm-12am EST) or listen to the podcast after Friday evening to hear Bill Evans & Keith Jarrett. I was going to change the topic since I've played a lot of Keith Jarrett but I found this great quote of Paul Motian's that relates to both pianists. I must read it on Friday's show.

Friday, August 8, 2014

08_08_14 Set List

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
Part 3 American Quartet
Paul Motian 1976     photo: Lee Tanner
courtesy Impulse Records
The Survivor’s Suite
Beginning
(Keith Jarrett)

1976
ECM
Keith Jarrett piano, soprano sax, bass recorder, celeste osi drums; Dewey Redman tenor sax, percussion; Charlie Haden double bass; Paul Motian drums, percussion
The Survivor’s Suite
Conclusion
(Keith Jarrett)

1976
ECM
Keith Jarrett piano, soprano sax, bass recorder, celeste osi drums; Dewey Redman tenor sax, percussion; Charlie Haden double bass; Paul Motian drums, percussion
Mysteries
the impulse years 1975-76
Byablue
Trieste (intro only)
(Paul Motian) 

1976
Impulse
Keith Jarrett piano; Dewey Redman tenor sax; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums
2nd Hour
Blown Bone
Blown Bone
(Roswell Rudd)

1976
Emanem
Roswell Rudd trombone; Steve Lacy soprano sax; Wilbur Little double bass; Paul Motian drums; Kenny Davern clarinet, soprano sax; Tyrone Washington tenor sax; Patti Brown electric piano
Eyes of the Heart
Live in Austria
Eyes of the Heart Part 1
(Keith Jarrett)

1976
ECM
Keith Jarrett piano, soprano sax, tambourine, osi drums; Dewey Redman tenor sax, tambourine, maracas; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums, percussion
Blown Bone
You Blew It
(Roswell Rudd)

1976
Emanem
Roswell Rudd trombone; Steve Lacy soprano sax; Wilbur Little double bass; Paul Motian drums; Enrico Rava trumpet; Sheila Jordan voice
Mysteries
the impulse years 1975-76
Bop-Be
Silence
(Charlie Haden) 

1975
Impulse
Keith Jarrett piano; Dewey Redman tenor sax; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums
Mysteries
the impulse years 1975-76
Bop-Be
Pocketful of Cherry
(Charlie Haden) 

1975
Impulse
Keith Jarrett piano; Dewey Redman tenor sax; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums
Dewey Redman Quartet
Thren
(Dewey Redman) 

1982
ECM
Dewey Redman tenor sax; Charles Eubanks piano; Mark Helias double bass; Ed Blackwell drums
Byablue
Byablue
(Paul Motian) 

1976
Impulse
Keith Jarrett piano