Friday, September 5, 2014

September Schedule

I will be on vacation this month so the following shows will be reaired (they are currently unavailable on the podcast page): 

Fri.  Sept. 12   9am-11am  & Thu. Sept. 18  10pm- 12am

Fri.  Sept. 19   9am-11am  & Thu. Sept. 25 10pm- 12am

Fri. Sept. 26  No Show

Returning Fri. Oct. 3 with a New, Live Show

Listen on WRFR 93.3 or at wrfr.org


09_05_14 Set List

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
Paul Motian Influences: Edgar Varese & Moondog


 The interview I read from today: Ted Pankin Interview with Paul Motian
Upcoming documentary about Moondog: Moondog Movie

Enrico Pieranunzi, Paul Motian, Marc Johnson photo: Elena Somare courtesy EGEA Music
Music of Edgar Varese Ionisation
(Edgar Varese)

1960 Columbia Robert Craft conducts Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion
Conception Vessel Ch’i Energy
(Paul Motian) 

1972 ECM Paul Motian drums; Keith Jarrett piano, flute; Leroy Jenkins violin; Charlie Haden bass; Sam Brown guitar; Becky Friend flute
Music of Edgar Varese Poem Electronique
(Edgar Varese)

1960 Columbia on magnetic tape by the composer for the Brussel’s World Fair 1958
Conception Vessel Georgian Bay
(Paul Motian) 

1972 ECM Paul Motian drums; Keith Jarrett piano, flute; Leroy Jenkins violin; Charlie Haden bass; Sam Brown guitar; Becky Friend flute
Music of Edgar Varese Integrales
(Edgar Varese)

1960 Columbia Robert Craft conducts Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion
Conception Vessel American Indian: Song of Sitting Bull
(Paul Motian) 

1972 ECM Paul Motian drums; Keith Jarrett piano, flute; Leroy Jenkins violin; Charlie Haden bass; Sam Brown guitar; Becky Friend flute
Untold Story Mode VI
(Paul Motian)

1993 IDA Records
Paris
Paul Motian drums; Enrico
Pieranunzi piano; Marc Johnson bass
Untold Story Episode
(Enrico Pieranunzi)

1993 IDA Records
Paris
Paul Motian drums; Enrico
Pieranunzi piano; Marc Johnson bass
2nd Hour
Untold Story Improlude
(Pieranunzi, Johnson, Motian)

1993 IDA Records
Paris
Paul Motian drums; Enrico
Pieranunzi piano; Marc Johnson bass
Music of Edgar Varese Density 21.5
(Edgar Varese)

1960 Columbia Robert Craft conducts Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion
Moondog Street Scene
(Moondog) 

rec. 1956/
1990
Prestige drum solos and dialogues against the sound of Manhattan traffic
Moondog Caribea
(Moondog) 

rec. 1956/
1990
Prestige sextet; Moondog piano
Music of Edgar Varese Octandre
(Edgar Varese)

1960 Columbia Robert Craft conducts Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion
Dance Kalypso
(Paul Motian)
1977 ECM Paul Motian drums;Charles
Brackeen saxophone; David
Izenzon bass
Moondog Surf Session
(Moondog) 

rec. 1956/
1990
Prestige quartet featuring the Weiner- Sabinsky Duo in a performance of Euphony No. 11
Music of Edgar Varese Hyperprism
(Edgar Varese)

1960 Columbia Robert Craft conducts Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion
Moondog Drum Suite
(Moondog) 

rec. 1956/
1990
Prestige Sam Ulano Japanese drums; Moondog trimbas; polyrythms
Tribute Sod House
(Paul Motian)

1975 ECM Carlos Ward alto saxophone; Sam Brown guitar; Paul Metzke
electric guitar; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian percussion

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sept. 3rd WRFR Radio Show 9am-11am 93.3FM

Paul Motian Influences: Edgard Varese & Moondog
Tune in this week to hear the connection between these early experimental composers and Paul Motian.

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