Tag: jazz

  • 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: https://jazzcloset.blogspot.com/2024/05/for-love-of-sarah-rose-111816.html Photo: Rose, Paul & Sarah Motian abt. 1942

  • 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…

  • 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: https://jazzcloset.blogspot.com/2016/02/set-list-021916.html Photo: Paul Motian c.Mark Malabrigo

  • 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: https://jazzcloset.blogspot.com/2016/03/set-list-030416.html Photo: Scott LaFaro, Bill Evans, Paul Motian at the Village Vanguard, NYC 1961 ©Steve Schapiro

  • Live At A-Train 1999: The Unreleased Set

    Live At A-Train 1999: The Unreleased Set

    In 1999, Ed Schuller, Joe Lovano and Paul Motian played at A-Trane in Berlin, Germany. The concert was recorded and released in 2009 on Tutu Records as Live At A-Trane: The Reunion Trio Serendipity. On this episode, I feature Set 1 of the concert which was not released on the album. Set List:https://jazzcloset.blogspot.com/2021/11/live-at-trane-1999-unreleased-set.htmlPhoto: Ed Schuller, Joe…

  • Live At Montpelier, France 1988

    Live At Montpelier, France 1988

    A great, unreleased recording of the classic Paul Motian Trio with Bill Frisell & Joe Lovano. Set List:https://jazzcloset.blogspot.com/https://jazzcloset.blogspot.com/2023/11/live-at-montpelier-france-nov-26-1988.htmlPhoto: Bill Frisell, Paul Motian, Joe Lovano On the Road around 1988 photographer unknown ©Paul Motian Archive

  • Selections From Paul Motian’s Vinyl Collection Part 2/2

    Selections From Paul Motian’s Vinyl Collection Part 2/2

    Paul Motian had a nice stereo system with a turntable. I play selections from his vinyl collection featuring many artists he was influenced by. With more readings from 1992/93 notebooks of Motian’s about music publicity & a great night of music with Bill Frisell & Joe Lovano. Set List:https://jazzcloset.blogspot.com/2023/11/selections-from-paul-motians-vinyl.htmlPhoto: Some vinyl from Motian’s collection ©Paul…

  • Selections From Paul Motian’s Vinyl Collection Part 1/2

    Selections From Paul Motian’s Vinyl Collection Part 1/2

    Paul Motian had a nice stereo system with a turntable. I play selections from his vinyl collection featuring many artists he was influenced by. With readings from a 1992 notebook of Motian’s where he was writing ideas for stories for his autobiography. Set List: https://jazzcloset.blogspot.com/20https://jazzcloset.blogspot.com/2023/10/selections-from-paul-motians-vinyl.htmlPhoto: Some vinyl from Motian’s collection ©Paul Motian Archive

  • 1992 Paul Motian Recordings

    1992 Paul Motian Recordings

    1992-the year of the Monkey! The show features music recorded or released in 1992. Featuring the first Electric Bebop Band recording, On Broadway V3, Motian In Tokyo (live Trio with Lovano and Frisell), Live at the Deer Head Inn (with Peacock and Jarrett), Triangle (Tethered Moon trio with Peacock and Kikuchi), Flux and Change (duo…

  • Jeff Cosgrove Interview & Motian Sickness

    Jeff Cosgrove Interview & Motian Sickness

    Featuring drummer Cosgrove’s 2011 release Motian Sickness: For the Love of Sarah with John Hebert, Mat Maneri, Jamie Masefield and a 2015 live interview with Jeff Cosgrove. Set List: https://jazzcloset.blogspot.com/2023/08/jeff-cosgrove-interview-motian-sickness.htmlPhoto: Jeff Cosgrove courtesy Jeff Cosgrove