Tag: Paul Motian

  • The Northsea Jazz Festival 1992

    The Northsea Jazz Festival 1992

    The Paul Motian Trio with Joe Lovano and Bill Frisell did a European Tour in the summer of 1992. The unreleased recording from July 11 at the Hague, Netherlands is featured on the show along with readings from Motian’s Notebook/Diary that he took on the tour. Set List & Podcast: https://jazzcloset.blogspot.com/2024/05/the-northsea-jazz-festival-1992-011317.html Photo: Joe Lovano, Bill…

  • 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

  • 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.comhttps://jazzcloset.blogspot.com/2018/04/set-list-042318.html 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: https://jazzcloset.blogspot.com/2024/03/1369-club-boston-1985-031819.html 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: 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…

  • 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: https://jazzcloset.blogspot.com/2018/02/set-list-021918.html Photo of Paul Motian in red scarf 1994/5 photographer unknown. The live…

  • Lament, Introduction, Syzygy and Fiasco

    Lament, Introduction, Syzygy and Fiasco

    Featuring mostly unreleased rehearsals of the Paul Motian compositions in the title in the 1980s including Motian working on the tunes on his piano. Set List & Podcast: https://jazzcloset.blogspot.com/2018/09/set-list-091718.html Photo: Paul Motian on tour August 1980 photographer unknown c. Paul Motian Archive

  • 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