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Monday, January 9 2012

Remembering Paul Motian: The Drummer Who Quietly Shook Things Up

It may seem odd to call a drummer “quiet”, but Paul Motian was Mr. Subtle. From the start of his career until the last months of his life, he was shaking things up. Quietly. Brilliantly.


Reviews

Thursday, January 19 2012

Chick Corea / Eddie Gomez / Paul Motian: Further Explorations

Nineteen choice tracks from a live week at New York’s Blue Note -- a loose tribute to pianist Bill Evans


Sunday, August 22 2010

Paul Motian: Lost in a Dream

The great drummer, in a trio with Jason Moran on piano and Chris Potter on saxophone: heaven.


Sunday, January 21 2007

Gordon Grdina / Gary Peacock / Paul Motian: Think Like The Waves

God-like genius or self-indulgent noodling? It can be such a fine line these days.


Saturday, December 31 1994

Paul Bley/Gary Peacock/Paul Motian: Not Two, Not One

A superb, essential recording, and a perfect album to help bridge the gap between Kind of Blue and right now.


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