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Paul Motian

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 11 March 2012

From his early recordings with the Bill Evans trio in the 1950s, Paul Motian remained in the very highest echelons of jazz until his death in November 2011. His former colleague, the saxophonist Martin Speake, who worked with Motian on record and in concert, joins Alyn Shipton for a selection of the essential discs by this most innovative and influential of percussionists. As well as work with Evans, the programme includes pieces by Keith Jarrett, the trio with Joe Lovano and Bill Frisell, and Motian's own Electric Bebop Band.

Music Played

11 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Bill Evans

    Bill Evans Displacement

    Composer: Evans Performers: Bill Evans (p); Teddy Kotick (b); Paul Motian (d). Sept 1956.

    New Jazz Conceptions, Fifty Second Street, 100

  • Image for Lee Konitz

    Lee Konitz How About You?

    Composer: Freed Performers: Lee Konitz (as); Warne Marsh (ts) Bill Evans (p); Jimmy Garrison (b); Paul Motian (d). Half Note NYC, 1959.

    Live at the Half Note, Verve, 521 659-2CD

  • Image for Bill Evans

    Bill Evans Witchcraft

    Composer: Leigh / Coleman Performers: Bill Evans (p); Scott LaFaro (b); Paul Motian (d). 28 Dec 1959.

    Portrait in Jazz, Riverside, OJCCD-088-2

  • Image for Paul Bley / John Gilmore / Gary Peacock / Paul Motian

    Paul Bley / John Gilmore / Gary Peacock / Paul Motian Ida Lupino

    Composer: Carla Bley Performers: Paul Bley (p); John Gilmore (ts); Gary Peacock (b); Paul Motian (d). 1964

    Turning Point, I.a.I., 123841-2

  • Image for Keith Jarrett

    Keith Jarrett Everything I Love

    Composer: Cole Porter Performers: Keith Jarrett (p); Charlie Haden (b); Paul Motian (d).

    Life Between the Exit Signs, Collectables, 6254

  • Image for Keith Jarrett

    Keith Jarrett (If the) Misfits (Wear It)

    Composer: Jarrett Performers: Dewey Redman (ts); Keith Jarrett (p, ss); Charlie Haden (b); Paul Motian (d); Danny Johnson (perc); 24 Feb 1973 Village Vanguard.

    Fort Yawuh, BGO, 715

  • Image for Paul Motian Trio

    Paul Motian Trio Conception Vessel

    Composer: Motian Performers: Joe Lovano, (ts): Bill Frisell, (g, synth); Paul Motian (d). 1984.

    It Should’ve Happened a Long Time Ago, ECM, 1283

  • Image for Charlie Haden

    Charlie Haden Blues in Motian

    Composer: Performers: Geri Allen, (p); Charlie Haden (b); Paul Motian (d). 14 or 15 Sept 1987.

    Etudes, Soul Note, 121162

  • Image for Paul Motian Trio

    Paul Motian Trio Liza

    Composer: Gershwin Performers: Joe Lovano (ts); Charlie Haden (bass); Bill Frisell (g); Paul Motian (d). 1988.

    On Broadway Vol 1, Winter and Winter, 29.81

  • Image for Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band

    Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band Bird Feathers

    Composer: Parker Performers: , Chris Cheek (reeds); Ben Monder, Steve Cardenas (g) Anders Christensen (b); Paul Motian (d); July 2000.

    Europe, Winter and Winter, 910 063-2

  • Image for Bill Frisell / Paul Motian / Ron Carter

    Bill Frisell / Paul Motian / Ron Carter Introduction

    Composer: Motian Performers: Bill Frisell (g); Paul Motian (d); Ron Carter (b). 2006.

    Bill Frisell / Paul Motian / Ron Carter, Nonesuch, 79897

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