Friday, October 24, 2014

10_24_14 Set List

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
Rehearsal Tape 1980's Part 2

Thanks to everyone who has donated to WRFR's Buzzathon! We are almost half way to our goal.

Working composition
that became Fiasco
Rehearsal Tape 6
Part 1
Cathedral Song
(Paul Motian)

1980s
unreleased
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums; Ed Schuller bass; Jim Pepper?
Jack of Clubs
Cathedral Song
(Paul Motian)

1985
Soul Note
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums; Ed Schuller bass; Jim Pepper tenor and soprano sax
Lost In A Dream
Cathedral Song
(Paul Motian)

2010
rec. 2009
live
vv
ECM
Chris Potter tenor sax; Paul Motian drums; Jason Moran piano
Rehearsal Tape 6
Part 1
Cathedral Song
(Paul Motian)

1980s
unreleased
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums; Ed Schuller bass; Jim Pepper?
String Choir: The Music of Paul Motian
Cathedral Song
(Paul Motian)

2010
Sunnyside
Christian Howes, Sam Bardfeld violins; Mat Maneri, Peter Ugrin viola; Dana Leong violincello;
Joel Harrison, Liberty Ellman guitars
Rehearsal Tape 6
Part 1
Fiasco
(Paul Motian)

1980s
unreleased
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums; Ed Schuller bass; Jim Pepper?
It Should’ve Happened A Long Time Ag0
Fiasco
(Paul Motian)
1985
ECM
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
2nd Hour
Fantasm
Fiasco
(Paul Motian)
1999
BMG/RCA
Stephan Oliva piano; Bruno Chevillon bass; Paul Motian drums
Rehearsal Tape 6
Part 1
Fiasco
(Paul Motian)

1980s
unreleased
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums; Ed Schuller bass; Jim Pepper?
Etudes
Fiasco
(Paul Motian)
1988
Soul Note
Geri Allen piano; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums
It Should’ve Happened A Long Time Ag0
It Should’ve Happened A Long Time Ag0
(Paul Motian)
1985
ECM
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
Drum Music
Fiasco
(Paul Motian)

2011
Sunnyside
Russ Lossing piano
Live At the Village Vanguard 
Vol. II
Fiasco
(Paul Motian)
2006
(rec.)
Winter & Winter
Paul Motian drums; Greg Osby alto sax; Chris Potter tenor sax; Larry Grenadier
bass; Mat Manieri viola; Masabumi Kikuchi piano
Europe
Fiasco
(Paul Motian)
2001
Winter & Winter
Paul Motian drums, Pietro
Tonolo alto & soprano sax,
Chris Cheek tenor sax, Steve
Cardenas & Ben Monder
guitar, Anders Christensen
bass
Live At the Village Vanguard
Fiasco
(Paul Motian)
1991
DIW
Japan
Geri Allen piano; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums

Thursday, October 23, 2014

October 24th WRFR Radio Show 9am-11am 93.3FM

Unused photo for Jack of Clubs
1984  photo: Paul Motian




There are 5 Fridays this month, so tune in tomorrow to hear Rehearsal Tape 1980s Part 2. I'll be featuring different versions of Cathedral Song and Fiasco and the CD Jack of Clubs.

Friday, October 17, 2014

10_17_14 Set List

Paul Motian from self-published brochure 1985
photo: E.J. Camp
Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
Rehearsal Tape 1980's

I'm sorry to say I got only 1 donation for WRFR on the live show today. But the person did ride their bike to the studio, so that was exciting!
If it wasn't for non-profit, all volunteer WRFR community radio, I wouldn't be able to bring you the podcast. Please help the station to move and improve by donating here:  Support WRFR.


Rehearsal Tape 6
Part 1
Five
(Bill Evans)

1980s unreleased Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums; Marc Johnson or Ed Schuller bass?
Rehearsal Tape 6
Part 1
Five
(Bill Evans)
1980s unreleased Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums; Marc Johnson or Ed Schuller bass?
Bill Evans Five
(Bill Evans)

1990 Polydor; 
W &W
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Marc Johnson bass; Paul Motian drums
Rehearsal Tape 6
Part 1
song 4 
Hide and Go Seek
1980s unreleased Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums; ?
Rehearsal Tape 6
Part 2
song 14 unknown


1980s unreleased Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums;  ?
2nd Hour
Rehearsal Tape 6
Part 1
Lament
(Paul Motian)

1980s unreleased Paul Motian piano
Jack of Clubs Lament
(Paul Motian)

1985 Soul Note Bill Frisell guitar
Rehearsal Tape 6
Part 2
song 10
Lament?
1980s unreleased Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums; Billy Drewes? Jim Pepper?
Rehearsal Tape 6
Part 2
song 11 unknown
Lament?
1980s unreleased Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums; Billy Drewes? Jim Pepper?
Rehearsal Tape 6
Part 1
song 5 Fiasco 1980s unreleased Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums; Billy Drewes? Jim Pepper?



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October 17th WRFR Radio Show 9am-11am 93.3FM


Paul Motian, Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano mid-1980's
photo: Cheung Ching Ming

Buzzathon Special: Rehearsal Tapes 1980's


I have an extra special show this week: 
Never-before-heard-publicly rehearsal tapes from the 1980's featuring Paul Motian, Bill Frisell and Joe Lovano. I've got a couple of versions of Five (Bill Evans, composer), Paul playing his composition Lament on the piano in 4 different times, and more. Laughter and chatter will be included.



1985 3-fold brochure

Brochure Giveaway

Donate to WRFR's Buzzathon to support low power community radio. The station would like to move from the converted garage we currently occupy to Lincoln Street Center which is just down the road. The studio will also be upgraded. To encourage donations during Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet, I'll be giving away an original, limited availability 3-fold brochure that Paul had printed around 1985 to the first 12 people who donate during the show. It has a selected discography inside, another photo and a publicity bio. Paul was trying to promote himself as a bandleader. He wrote in the back of his 1981 Band Book: Bill Evan's drummer in the 1960's, Keith Jarrett's drummer in the 1970's, Paul Motian's drummer in the 1980's. 
If you can't make it in to the studio during the show to pick up your brochure, please send a business size SASE to me at : Cindy McGuirl PO Box 163 Thomaston, ME 04861 and I will mail it to you. You can donate online or by dropping a check off at the studio: 
WRFR 20 Gay St. Rockand, ME 04841.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Buzzathon

The Community Radio Station that brings you Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet is having a fundraiser. We hope to raise $9930. to help facilitate a move to a new, upgraded studio. We'll still be in Rockland and we'll still be an all volunteer station. Any amount is appreciated. You can donate online here. For your information, "The Old School" is the license holder for the station.
I have a very special show this week- Rehearsal Tapes. I'll post more details later.

The All Volunteer DJs of WRFR

Friday, October 10, 2014

10_10_14 Set List


Souren Baronian, Onnik Dinkjian, Paul Motian
photo: Kenn Duncan courtesty AGBU


Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
Souren Baronian



Souren Baronian's book: 

Escalator Over the Hill …And It’s Again
(Carla Bley/ Paul Haines)

1971 JCOA Records including Souren Baronian clarinet; Paul Motian drums
Desert Winds Rayhana
(Souren Baronian)
2002 Carlee Records Souren Baronian g-clarinet, dudook, kaval, soprano sax, riq, voice; Haig Manoukian oud; Cornelia Kraft dumbek, bendir, vocals
Continuity Background Music
(Warne Marsh)
1985
rec. 1964
Jazz Records Lennie Tristano piano; Warne Marsh tenor sax; Lee Konitz alto sax; Sonny Dallas bass; Nick Stabulas drums
Ocean Algae Dudook Taksim/Desert Wind
(Souren Baronian)
2002 Carlee Records Souren Baronian dudook; Haig Manoukian oud; Steve Knight electric bass; Lee Baronian dumbek; Mal Stein drums/percusission
Continuity Subconcious Lee
(Lee Konitz)
1985
rec. 1964
Jazz Records Lennie Tristano piano; Warne Marsh tenor sax; Lee Konitz alto sax; Sonny Dallas bass; Nick Stabulas drums
Branching Out Rooster
(Souren Baronian)
2012 Souren Baronian Souren Baronian baritone sax; Mal Stein percussion, keyboards
2nd Hour
Positively Armenian 2 New Dawn (Nohr Ike)
(Souren Baronian/ Armen Donelian)

1987 AGBU Souren Baronian saxophone; Barry Danielian flugelhorn; Armen Donelian piano; Ralph Hamparian bass; Paul Motian drums
Warne Marsh It’s Alright With Me
(Cole Porter) 

1958 Atlantic Warne Marsh tenor sax; Paul
Chambers bass; Ronnie ball piano: Philly Joe Jones
drums
Near East Far West 11th Hour 
(Souren Baronian)
2014
rec 1998
Carlee Records Souren Baronian g-clarinet, sax, riq; Lise Liepman santouri, vocal; Haig Manoukian oud; George Chittenden clarinet, sax; Polly Tapia Ferber dumbek, bendir; Dan Auvil tupan, defi
Lennie Tristano Becoming
(Lennie Tristano)
rec. 1958 Fabri Editori
Italy
orig. Atlantic
Lennie Tristano piano
Taksim
Live Montreal Jazz Festival
2004
Kavala
(Souren Baronian)
2004 homemade CD Souren Baronian dudook; Haig Manoukian oud; Paul Brown bass; Lee Baronian dumbek; Mal Stein drums/percusission
Transition
Live in Switzerland
Sevan/Siro Yerk
(Souren Baronian)
1991 Carlee Records Souren Baronian g-clarinet, soprano sax, percussion; Haig Manoukian oud; Cornelia Kraft dumbek, vocals

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

October 10th WRFR Radio Show 9am-11am 93.3FM

photo: Ken Duncan courtesy AGBU






Paul Motian playing Armenian music? I'll be featuring Paul's friend Souren Baronian this week- player and composer of World Music that blends Middle Eastern and Jazz. He studied with Lennie Tristano and Warne Marsh, he played on Escalator Over the Hill, he hired Paul for many dance and Armenian gigs over the years. Check it out this Friday.