Category: Set Lists

  • For the Love of Sarah & Rose

    For the Love of Sarah & Rose

    This 100th episode of Uncle Paul’s Jazz Closet features the songs Motian titled for his sisters For the Love of Sarah and Folk Song For Rosie. Set List & Podcast: Photo: Rose, Paul & Sarah Motian abt. 1942

  • 1990 Live at Yoshi’s

    1990 Live at Yoshi’s

    The Paul Motian Trio with Bill Frisell and Joe Lovano played on the US West Coast for the first time in Feb. 1990. The Yoshi’s concert was recorded and played on KPFA Public Radio. The show features these unreleased tapes and some other versions of the songs played there. The Storyteller is a particularly great…

  • Motian Survey: 1955-2011

    Motian Survey: 1955-2011

    A chronological playing of Paul Motian recordings. Hear the evolution! Set List & Podcast: https://jazzcloset.blogspot.com Photo: Paul Motian atop the Empire State Building NYC 2005 photographer: Cindy McGuirl ©Paul Motian Archive

  • 1369 Club Boston 1985

    1369 Club Boston 1985

    The show features an unreleased concert of the Paul Motian Trio with Joe Lovano and Bill Frisell at the 1369 Club in Boston, MA on June 8, 1985. With readings from Motian’s 1985 Band Book. With my favorite version of Motian’s tune The Sunflower. Set List & Podcast: Photo: Paul Motian, Joe Lovano, Bill…

  • Drums Tuning

    Drums Tuning

    Featuring a Paul Motian 1979 Rehearsal tape where he is composing new tunes on drums and piano and directing Charles Bracken on saxophone. Also some unreleased recordings of Paul Motian’s first Trio gigs with David Izenzon and Charles Bracken.Set List & Podcast: Charles Brackeen and Paul Motian 1977  location unknown ©Richard Berner

  • 1977 Office Gig & Rehearsal

    1977 Office Gig & Rehearsal

    Featuring unreleased cassette recordings of the first Paul Motian Trio with Charles Brackeen and David Izenzon. A rehearsal tape and their likely first gig: an office party in Nyack, NY. The best office party music ever! With readings from Paul Motian’s autobiography: Chapter 1-1940. Set List & Podcast: Photo: Paul Motian (l) and friend…

  • V2 Motian Songbook H-M

    V2 Motian Songbook H-M

    I made a series of shows featuring every composition in the Songbooks alphabetically. This show features Flight of the Bluejay-Moorook (misspelled on the album Live at the Village Vanguard Vol. 1 as Moorock!) Order the Paul Motian Songbooks here. Set List & Podcast: Photo of Paul Motian in red scarf 1994/5 photographer unknown. The live…

  • Motian & Monk & Powell, & Muthspiel

    Motian & Monk & Powell, & Muthspiel

    Featuring 2 Wolfgang Muthspiel albums (1993’s Muthspiel Peacock Muthspiel Motian and 1996’s Perspective), Motian and the EBBB Play Monk and Powell, Inner Fires: The Genius of Bud Powell, and Monk: Genius of Modern Music. With readings from Dance of the Infidels A Portrait of Bud Powell. Set List: Photo: Paul Motian c.Mark Malabrigo

  • The 1960 Birdland Sessions

    The 1960 Birdland Sessions

    Bill Evans Trio with Scott LaFaro and Bill Evans. Also featuring selections from Bill Evans The Complete Riverside Recordings. With readings from the Archive and datebooks. Set List: Paul Motian 1960 Cape Cod, MA photographer unknown ©Paul Motian Archive

  • Live Monk: Live Motian

    Live Monk: Live Motian

    Featuring Thelonious Monk’s album In Person-live at Town Hall 1959 and live at Blackhawk 1960 and Bill Evans The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961 with Scott LaFaro and Paul Motian. With readings from the Paul Motian Archive. Set List: Photo: Scott LaFaro, Bill Evans, Paul Motian at the Village Vanguard, NYC 1961 ©Steve Schapiro