The Compositions of Paul Motian • Volume 1 • 1973-1989

Softcover Spiral Binding- Printed in the USA
88 pages 64 original compositions • 5 unreleased
Music Essay by Bill Frisell, Notes by Steve Cardenas Publisher: Cynthia McGuirl (2016)
Language: English
ISBN# 978-1-940244-75-4
Dimensions: 9″ x 12″ x .375″
Weight: 15.4 oz

Volume 1 Table of Contents


The Compositions of Paul Motian • Volume 2 • 1990-2011

Softcover Spiral Binding- Printed in the USA
96 pages 67 original compositions • 15 unreleased
Music Essay by Joe Lovano, Notes by Steve Cardenas Publisher: Cynthia McGuirl (2018)
Language: English
ISBN# 978-0-9996768-0-6
Dimensions: 9″ x 12″ x .4″
Weight: 16 oz

Volume 2 Table of Contents


Sample page. All compositions are in Paul Motian’s handwriting.

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Almost all of the songs in Volume 1 were originally recorded on these 5-CD Sets:

ECM 5-CD Set | Soul Note 5-CD Set

5 Podcasts of Uncle Paul’s Jazz Closet play the songs from the Volume 1 Composition Book in alphabetical order. Listen below:

Paul Motian Compositions A-D Parts 1 & 2
Paul Motian Compositions E-I & Michael Kelly Interview Part 1 Part 2
Paul Motian Compositions I-O Part 1 Part 2
Paul Motian Compositions O-S Part 1 Part 2
Paul Motian Compositions S-Z    Part 1  Part 2

Publisher’s Note:

I (Cindy McGuirl, Paul Motian’s niece) have self published these volumes and I am selling the books myself. I do my best to ship orders within 2 days of receiving them. 

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Thank you for supporting the music of Paul Motian!