PAUL MOTIAN

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Stephen Paul Motian (25 March 1931 – 22 November 2011) was an American jazz drummer, percussionist and composer of Armenian extraction. He first came to prominence in the late 1950s in the piano trio of Bill Evans, and later led several groups. Motian played an important role in freeing jazz drummers from strict time-keeping duties.

Motian was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. After playing guitar in his childhood, Motian began playing the drums at age 12, eventually touring New England in a swing band. During the Korean War he joined the Navy. Motian became a professional musician in 1954, and briefly played with pianist Thelonious Monk. He became well known as the drummer in pianist Bill Evans's trio (1959–64), initially alongside bassist Scott LaFaro and later with Chuck Israels. Subsequently, he played with pianists Paul Bley (1963-4) and Keith Jarrett (1967–76). Other musicians with whom Motian performed and/or
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PAUL MOTIAN Discography

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PAUL MOTIAN Conception Vessel album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Conception Vessel
Avant-Garde Jazz 1973
PAUL MOTIAN Tribute album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
Tribute
Post Bop 1975
PAUL MOTIAN Paul Motian Trio: Dance album cover 4.17 | 3 ratings
Paul Motian Trio: Dance
Post Bop 1978
PAUL MOTIAN Paul Motian Trio: Le Voyage album cover 4.33 | 3 ratings
Paul Motian Trio: Le Voyage
Post Bop 1979
PAUL MOTIAN Psalm album cover 4.33 | 3 ratings
Psalm
Eclectic Fusion 1982
PAUL MOTIAN The Story of Maryam album cover 3.67 | 3 ratings
The Story of Maryam
Avant-Garde Jazz 1984
PAUL MOTIAN Paul Motian Quintet:  Jack of Clubs album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Paul Motian Quintet: Jack of Clubs
Avant-Garde Jazz 1985
PAUL MOTIAN Paul Motian Trio: It Should Have Happened a Long Time Ago album cover 4.48 | 4 ratings
Paul Motian Trio: It Should Have Happened a Long Time Ago
Eclectic Fusion 1985
PAUL MOTIAN Paul Motian Quintet: Misterioso album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Paul Motian Quintet: Misterioso
Avant-Garde Jazz 1987
PAUL MOTIAN Monk in Motian album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Monk in Motian
Eclectic Fusion 1988
PAUL MOTIAN Circle the Line (with Ed Schuller/Arto Tuncboyaci/Simon Nabatov) album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Circle the Line (with Ed Schuller/Arto Tuncboyaci/Simon Nabatov)
Post Bop 1988
PAUL MOTIAN Paul Motian Trio: One Time Out album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
Paul Motian Trio: One Time Out
Eclectic Fusion 1989
PAUL MOTIAN On Broadway, Volume 1 album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
On Broadway, Volume 1
Post Bop 1989
PAUL MOTIAN Bill Evans: A Tribute to the Great Post Bop Pianist album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
Bill Evans: A Tribute to the Great Post Bop Pianist
Hard Bop 1990
PAUL MOTIAN On Broadway, Volume 2 album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
On Broadway, Volume 2
Post Bop 1990
PAUL MOTIAN Paul Motian On Broadway, Vol. III album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Paul Motian On Broadway, Vol. III
Post Bop 1992
PAUL MOTIAN Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band
Post Bop 1993
PAUL MOTIAN Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band: Reincarnation of a Love Bird album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band: Reincarnation of a Love Bird
Post Bop 1994
PAUL MOTIAN Paul Motian Trio: Trioism album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Paul Motian Trio: Trioism
Eclectic Fusion 1994
PAUL MOTIAN Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band: Flight of the Blue Jay album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band: Flight of the Blue Jay
Post Bop 1997
PAUL MOTIAN Trio 2000 + One album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Trio 2000 + One
Post Bop 1998
PAUL MOTIAN Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band: Play Monk and Powell album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band: Play Monk and Powell
Post Bop 1999
PAUL MOTIAN Paul Motian and the E.B.B.B.: Europe album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Paul Motian and the E.B.B.B.: Europe
Hard Bop 2001
PAUL MOTIAN Paul Motian and the E.B.B.B.: Holiday for Strings album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Paul Motian and the E.B.B.B.: Holiday for Strings
Post Bop 2002
PAUL MOTIAN Paul Motian Trio : I Have the Room Above Her album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
Paul Motian Trio : I Have the Room Above Her
Eclectic Fusion 2005
PAUL MOTIAN Trio 2000 + One On Broadway Vol.4 Or The Paradox Of Continuity album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Trio 2000 + One On Broadway Vol.4 Or The Paradox Of Continuity
Vocal Jazz 2006
PAUL MOTIAN Garden of Eden album cover 4.50 | 3 ratings
Garden of Eden
Post Bop 2006
PAUL MOTIAN Time and Time Again album cover 3.67 | 3 ratings
Time and Time Again
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2007
PAUL MOTIAN Trio 2000 + Two - On Broadway Vol. 5 album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Trio 2000 + Two - On Broadway Vol. 5
Post Bop 2009
PAUL MOTIAN The Windmills of your Mind album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
The Windmills of your Mind
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2011
PAUL MOTIAN Standards plus One album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Standards plus One
Post Bop 2015

PAUL MOTIAN EPs & splits

PAUL MOTIAN live albums

PAUL MOTIAN Motian in Tokyo album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Motian in Tokyo
Post Bop 1992
PAUL MOTIAN The Paul Motian Trio at the Village Vanguard album cover 4.75 | 2 ratings
The Paul Motian Trio at the Village Vanguard
Eclectic Fusion 1995
PAUL MOTIAN Paul Motian Trio: Sound of Love album cover 4.75 | 2 ratings
Paul Motian Trio: Sound of Love
Eclectic Fusion 1997
PAUL MOTIAN Trio 2000 + Two Live At The Village Vanguard Vol.1 album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
Trio 2000 + Two Live At The Village Vanguard Vol.1
Post Bop 2007
PAUL MOTIAN Trio 2000 + Two Live At The Village Vanguard Vol.2 album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Trio 2000 + Two Live At The Village Vanguard Vol.2
Post Bop 2008
PAUL MOTIAN Paul Motian Trio 2000 + Two ‎: Live At The Village Vanguard Volume III album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Paul Motian Trio 2000 + Two ‎: Live At The Village Vanguard Volume III
Post Bop 2010
PAUL MOTIAN Lost in a Dream album cover 4.50 | 3 ratings
Lost in a Dream
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2010

PAUL MOTIAN demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

PAUL MOTIAN re-issues & compilations

PAUL MOTIAN Selected Recordings album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
Selected Recordings
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
PAUL MOTIAN The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint And Soul Note       Black album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint And Soul Note Black
Post Bop 2010
PAUL MOTIAN On Broadway Vol. 1,2,3,4,5 album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
On Broadway Vol. 1,2,3,4,5
Post Bop 2012
PAUL MOTIAN Paul Motian album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Paul Motian
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
PAUL MOTIAN Drum Music album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Drum Music
Post Bop 2016

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PAUL MOTIAN Paul Motian Trio: It Should Have Happened a Long Time Ago

Album · 1985 · Eclectic Fusion
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American Paul Motian who passed away five years ago, was one among most original drummer of some last decades. Started still in late 50s as Bill Evans trio member, he played with such significant musicians as pianist Paul Bley(early 60s) and Keith Jarrett(late 60s-mid 70s). More important,his work with early avant-garde jazz artists, experimenting with freeing cool jazz, as pianist Lennie Tristano,influenced Paul Motian musical priorities for decades to come.

Motian career as leader started from collaboration with pianist Keith Jarrett,recorded for then newly founded German ECM label. Later Paul usually tried to avoid collaborations with pianists for the favor to have a guitarist in a band.His tuneful impressionistic compositions,rooted in cool jazz tradition,become one of so called "ECM sound" (or chamber jazz) important component.

After few first bands and some released albums, Motian formed the trio with guitarist Bill Frisell and saxophonist Joe Lovano, which is most probably his best band ever. "It Should've Happened A Long Time Ago" is not a first this trio's release, but it is one of their most significant work and one among best jazz albums coming from mid 80s.

On earlier recordings released by Motian as leader he often combined quite continued improvisational techniques,coming from 60s free jazz tradition,and it not always worked well in late 70s. For mid'80s "It Should've Happened..." Motian finally formed his own freer chamber jazz style, strongly based on composition,demonstrating a great melodies(album's opener is probably best known Motian song ever, kind of his own "Ida Lupino"),but avoiding polished and extremely safe sound,so characteristic for many chamber jazz trios of 80s and later periods.

Motian both trio's partners fits extremely well in musical concept with guitarist Bill Frisell adding some warm and chamber sounds but always ready for playing on the border with dissonance and Joe Lovano dark tenor,still lively even if not as unpredictable free as on his earlier works.

All album sounds as one long soundtrack to a bit sad art-movie (and as any great soundtrack doesn't requires a visual line to be completed, it sounds pretty great itself). As on any his album, Motian doesn't beat a rhythm, he plays impressionistic sounds as if he paints pictures with sticks and brushes.

Not as raw and energetic as some early Motian trio's works, "It Should've Happened A Long Time Ago" is one great example of the best advanced chamber jazz coming from 80s.

PAUL MOTIAN Garden of Eden

Album · 2006 · Post Bop
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Here is a tasty release from 2006, Garden of Eden a lovely straight ahead laid back session from drummer Paul Motian, Motian probably best know as part of the classic Bill Evans Trio with Scott Lafaro on bass, also with Keith Jarrett on various albums in late 60's and early to mid 70's, Motian now 80 years old has been cranking out some fine music the last 10 years, Garden of Eden was no exception, That Icy ECM sound and stellar production, Motion is a very tasteful drummer, and these musicians around him here on Garden of Eden fit the mold, Jakob Bro, Ben Monder and Steve Cardenas on guitar, and the Saxophone OF Chris Cheek, are superb, The album starts of with a fine pair of Charles Mingus tunes, "Pithecanthropus Erectus" and the Lester Young elegy "Goodbye Porkpie Hat", both played straight, but colorful. Those tunes really set the mood for the the rest of the album, a lot of Melancholy interludes, plenty of fine Post bop jazz being played on Garden of Eden, most of the tunes clock in in the 2 to 5 minute range, nice concise statements, No over blowing or long winded compositions, A quiet fire is generated, just bubbling under the surface, no real explosions, but a very enjoyable set of high quality Modern Jazz.

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