Author: Cynthia McGuirl

  • Garden of Eden

    Garden of Eden

    Garden of Eden This week’s podcast features the Paul Motian Band ECM album Garden of Eden released in 2006. More readings from Paul Olson’s interview of Motian for All About Jazz in 2006. Set List: https://jazzcloset.blogspot.com/2023/08/garden-of-eden-101615.htmlPhoto: Jerome Haris, Steve Cardenas, Chris Cheek, Tony Malaby,Jakob Bro  2006  photo: Robert Lewis  courtesy ECM Records

  • Alexandra Grimal: Owls Talk

    Alexandra Grimal: Owls Talk

    Alexandra Grimal: Owls Talk is this week’s podcast. In 2010, Alexandra Grimal released her album Owls Talk with Paul Motian, Gary Peacock and Lee Konitz. With readings from a 2006 Paul Motian Interview with Paul Olson.Set List: https://jazzcloset.blogspot.com/2023/07/alexandra-grimal-owls-talk-100215.htmlPhoto: Lee Konitz, Gary Peacock, Alexandra Grimal, Paul Motian 2009 ©Jean-Louis Atlan courtesy Hote Marge Records

  • Trieste

    Trieste

    Trieste is this week’s podcast. Featuring the Paul Motian composition Trieste, recorded and rehearsed by Motian bands and others. Also his tune Story of Maryam.Set List: https://jazzcloset.blogspot.com/2023/07/on-broadway-with-brian-jones-phd-081415.htmlPhoto: Paul Motian’s Composition Trieste

  • Joel Harrison Interview

    Joel Harrison Interview

    Joel Harrison Interview is this week’s podcast. A 2015 interview with jazz guitarist Joel Harrison who arranged Paul Motian compositions for his 2010 album “String Choir: The Music of Paul Motian” and established the now famous Alt Guitar Summit.Set List: https://jazzcloset.blogspot.com/2023/07/on-broadway-with-brian-jones-phd-081415.htmlPhoto: Joel Harrison, Paul Hanson, Brian Blade, Cuong Vu, Kermit Driscollphoto:  J. Quigley

  • On Broadway with Brian Jones PHD

    On Broadway with Brian Jones PHD

    On Broadway is this week’s podcast. Featuring music from Paul Motian’s 5 album series On Broadway (Winter & Winter Records). I want to thank my guest Brian Jones Adjunct Instructor of Jazz Percussion University of Richmond College of William & Mary and PhD Student, American Studies Program for helping out with the show.Set List: https://jazzcloset.blogspot.com/2023/07/on-broadway-with-brian-jones-phd-081415.htmlPhoto: Some…

  • Martial Solal

    Martial Solal

    Martial Solal is this week’s podcast. In 1963, Paul Motian played at the Hickory House with French pianist Martial Solal and bassist Teddy Kotick for 10 weeks. They reunited in 1997 and 1998 to tour and record, first with bassist Gary Peacock and later, Marc Johnson. Lots of readings from the archive.Set List: https://jazzcloset.blogspot.com/2023/06/martial-solal-082115.htmlPhoto: Paul Motian, Teddy…

  • Brackeen & Davidson Duo Rehearsals with Motian

    Brackeen & Davidson Duo Rehearsals with Motian

    Brackeen & Davidson Duo Rehearsals with Motian is this week’s podcast. About a year after the shows I did about pianist Lowell Davidson, I had a cassette tape of Motian’s from about 1977 digitized. It had a rehearsal with Lowell Davidson-he only released one album in his lifetime, so it is quite the find. I also…

  • More Lowell Davidson

    More Lowell Davidson

    More Lowell Davidson is this week’s podcast. The show features the music of innovative pianist Lowell Davidson who Paul Motian played with for more than a decade. Readings from Paul Motian’s unpublished autobiography about Lowell Davidson.Set List: https://jazzcloset.blogspot.com/2023/06/more-lowell-davidson-080715.htmlPhoto: A composition Paul Motian wrote in the late 1980s called “Lowell’s Folly”

  • John Voigt Interview

    John Voigt Interview

     John Voigt Interview: Comparison & Contrast featuring Lowell Davidson is this week’s podcast. The show features the music of innovative pianist Lowell Davidson with input from bassist John Voigt, friend and band mate. Readings from Paul Motian’s unpublished autobiography about Lowell Davidson in this 2 1/2 hour show.Set List: https://jazzcloset.blogspot.com/2023/06/john-voigt-interview-comparison.htmlPhoto: An index card composition by Lowell…

  • Eddie Costa & Coleman Hawkins Part 2/2

    Eddie Costa & Coleman Hawkins Part 2/2

    Eddie Costa & Coleman Hawkins Part 2/2 is this week’s podcast. The show features recordings Paul Motian made with Eddie Costa and Coleman Hawkins recordings. Readings from Paul Motian’s unpublished autobiography are about Eddie Costa’s death and Coleman Hawkins.Set List: https://jazzcloset.blogspot.com/2023/05/eddie-costa-coleman-hawkins-part-12.htmlPhoto: Coleman Hawkins with unknown bassist and drummer Sam Woodyard about 1966? Let me know if…