Tag: Charles Brackeen

  • 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: https://jazzcloset.blogspot.com/2019/07/set-list-070819.htmlPhoto: 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: https://jazzcloset.blogspot.com/2024/03/1977-office-gig-and-rehearsal-031717.html Photo: Paul Motian (l) and friend…

  • 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…