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Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
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V2 Motian Songbook H-M


Paul Motian between gigs–on tour 1994 or 1995
photographer unknown

Forgot to mention that Morrook is incorrectly spelled on the CD label (it says Morrock).


Flight of the Bluejay
Flight of the Bluejay
(Paul Motian)
1996
Winter & Winter
Paul Motian - drums Chris Potter - tenor saxophone Chris Cheek - tenor saxophone Brad Schoeppach - electric guitar Kurt Rosenwinkel - electric guitar Steve Swallow - electric bass
Paul Motian in Tokyo
The Hoax
(Paul Motian)
1991
JMT
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
Live At the Village 
Vanguard 
Vol. III
The Hoax
(Paul Motian)
2008
2006
(rec.)
Winter & Winter
Paul Motian drums;Chris Potter tenor sax; Larry Grenadier bass; Mat Maneri viola; Masabumi Kikuchi piano

The Hymn
(Paul Motian)

unreleased
unrecorded


If It’s Not One Thing It’s 
Another
(Paul Motian)

unreleased
unrecorded

Trioism

In Remembrance of Things Past
(Paul Motian)
1993
Polydor
Japan
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
Time and Time Again
In Remembrance of Things Past
(Paul Motian)
2007
ECM
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
Paul Motian in Tokyo
It Is
(Paul Motian)
1991
JMT
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
Time and Time Again
K.T.
(Paul Motian)
2007
ECM
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
Live At the Village 
Vanguard 
Vol. I
Last Call
(Paul Motian)
2008
2006
(rec.)
Winter & Winter
Paul Motian drums;Chris Potter tenor sax; Larry Grenadier bass; Greg Osby alto sax; Masabumi Kikuchi piano
2nd Hour
Lost In a Dream

Lost In a Dream
(Paul Motian)
2010
ECM
Jason Moran piano; Chris Potter tenor sax; Paul Motian drums
Garden of Eden
Manhattan Melodrama
(Paul Motian)
2006
ECM
Chris Cheek, Tony Malaby saxophones; Steve Cardenas, Ben Monder, Jakob Bro guitars; Jerome Harris bass; Paul Motian drums
Garden of Eden
Mesmer
(Paul Motian)
2006
ECM
Chris Cheek, Tony Malaby saxophones; Steve Cardenas, Ben Monder, Jakob Bro guitars; Jerome Harris bass; Paul Motian drums
Paul Motian in Tokyo
Mode VI
(Paul Motian)
1991
JMT
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
Lost In a Dream

Mode VI
(Paul Motian)
2010
ECM
Jason Moran piano; Chris Potter tenor sax; Paul Motian drums
Trioism

Monica’s Garden
(Paul Motian)
1993
Polydor
Japan
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
Holiday For Strings
Morpion
(Paul Motian)
2002
Winter & Winter
Paul Motian drums; Andres Christiensen electric bass; Chris Cheek tenor sax; Pietro Tonolo tenor & soprano sax; Ben Monder, Steve Cardenas guitars
Live At the Village 
Vanguard 
Vol. I
Moorook
(Paul Motian)
2008
2006
(rec.)
Winter & Winter
Paul Motian drums;Chris Potter tenor sax; Larry Grenadier bass; Greg Osby alto sax; Masabumi Kikuchi piano
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Paul Motian between gigs–on tour 1994 or 1995
photographer unknown
Redo: More tunes from the Paul Motian Songbook Volume 2 this week. We'll start with Harmony and go to Olivia's Dream. Plus Flight of the Bluejay because I forgot to bring the CD 2 weeks ago. 
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No Podcast This Week

Paul Motian between gigs–on tour 1994 or 1995
photographer unknown

Sorry to say my show wasn't recorded due to technical difficulties at the station. I will redo the show next week. If It Isn't One Thing It's Another–Paul Motian
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Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
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V2 Motian Songbook H-O


Paul Motian between gigs–on tour 1994 or 1995
photographer unknown

More tunes from the Paul Motian Songbook Volume 2 this week. We'll start with Harmony and go to Olivia's Dream. Plus Flight of the Bluejay because I forgot to bring the CD last week.
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Paul Motian 2004
photo ©Robert Lewis courtesy ECM Records

Holiday For StringsArabesque
(Paul Motian)
2002Winter & WinterPaul Motian drums; Andres Christiensen electric bass; Chris Cheek tenor sax; Pietro Tonolo tenor & soprano sax; Ben Monder, Steve Cardenas guitars
The Windmills of Your MindBackup
(Paul Motian)
2011Winter & WinterThomas Morgan bass; Paul Motian drums; Petra Haden vocals; Bill Frisell guitar
I Have the Room Above HerThe Bag Man
(Paul Motian)
2005ECMJoe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums

Benny D.
(Paul Motian)

unreleased
unrecorded

Lost In a Dream

Birdsong
(Paul Motian)
2010ECMJason Moran piano; Chris Potter tenor sax; Paul Motian drums
TrioismBlue Midnight
(Paul Motian)
1993Polydor
Japan
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
Time and Time AgainCambodia
(Paul Motian)
2007ECMJoe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
Live At Ryles
09/25/1984
Carnival
(Paul Motian)
copyrighted 1991
1984unreleasedJoe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal Feb 23Carnival
(Paul Motian)
1988unreleasedJoe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
Lost In a Dream

Casino
(Paul Motian)
2010ECMJason Moran piano; Chris Potter tenor sax; Paul Motian drums
2nd Hour
Trioism

Congestion
(Paul Motian)
1993Polydor
Japan
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
Trioism

Cosmology
(Paul Motian)
1993Polydor
Japan
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
Live At the Village 
Vanguard 
Vol. II
The Divider
(Paul Motian)
2008
2006
(rec.)
Winter & WinterPaul Motian drums; Greg Osby alto sax; Chris Potter tenor sax; Larry Grenadier bass; Mat Manieri viola; Masabumi Kikuchi piano

Dreamworld
(Paul Motian)

unreleased
unrecorded

Trioism

Endgame
(Paul Motian)
1993Polydor
Japan
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
Holiday For StringsEndgame
(Paul Motian)
2002Winter & WinterPaul Motian drums; Andres Christiensen electric bass; Chris Cheek tenor sax; Pietro Tonolo tenor & soprano sax; Ben Monder, Steve Cardenas guitars
Garden of EdenEndless
(Paul Motian)
2006ECMChris Cheek, Tony Malaby saxophones; Steve Cardenas, Ben Monder, Jakob Bro guitars; Jerome Harris bass; Paul Motian drums
Forgot the CD but will play it next weekFlight of the Bluejay
(Paul Motian)
1996Winter & Winter
Paul Motian - drums Chris Potter - tenor saxophone Chris Cheek - tenor saxophone Brad Schoeppach - electric guitar Kurt Rosenwinkel - electric guitar Steve Swallow - electric bass
Paul Motian in TokyoFrom Time to Time
(Paul Motian)
1991JMTJoe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
Garden of EdenGarden of Eden
(Paul Motian)
2006ECMChris Cheek, Tony Malaby saxophones; Steve Cardenas, Ben Monder, Jakob Bro guitars; Jerome Harris bass; Paul Motian drums
I Have the Room Above Her

Harmony
(Paul Motian)
2005ECMJoe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
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Paul Motian 2004
photo ©Robert Lewis courtesy ECM Records

Over the next few weeks, I'm going to play the source recordings of the compositions in Volume 2 of the Paul Motian Songbook. This week, we'll start with Arabesque and go to somewhere around Garden of Eden.

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The Compositions of
Paul Motian
Volume 2 • 1990-2011
$24.95 USD 

The newly printed songbook has arrived! For details, see the Motian Songbooks page.

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Masabumi 'Poo' Kikuchi, Thomas Morgan, Paul Motian  2009
photo © John Rogers Courtesy ECM Records

Hear a reading about Paul Motian's thoughts on racial identity and the story of his only known relative who was also a musician–she played the oud.
Thanks to Andreas Schmidt for sharing his 'Poo' recordings!

Chansons 
d'Edith Piaf

L’accordeoniste
(Michel Emer)
1999Winter & WinterMasabumi Kikuchi piano; Gary Peacock bass; Paul Motian drums
Live Jazzfest Berlin Nov. 7, 2003Track 01 Improv
(Kikuchi)
2003unreleasedMasabumi ‘Poo’ Kikuchi piano
Chansons 
d'Edith Piaf

La Vie en Rose
(Piaf/Loui Guy)
1999Winter & WinterMasabumi Kikuchi piano; Gary Peacock bass; Paul Motian drums
First MeetingTethered Moon
(Kikuchi)

1997
rec.1990/
1991
Winter & WinterMasabumi Kikuchi piano; Gary Peacock bass; Paul Motian drums
2nd Hour
Live Jazzfest Berlin Nov. 7, 2003Track 08 Improv
(Kikuchi)
2003unreleasedMasabumi ‘Poo’ Kikuchi piano
Plays Jimi 
Hendrix

Purple Haze
(Jimi Hendrix)
1997
Live
Japan
JASRAC
Polydor
Japan
Masabumi Kikuchi piano; Gary Peacock bass; Paul Motian drums
TriangleTrue U
(Gary Peacock)

1991King Records
Japan
Masabumi Kikuchi piano; Gary Peacock bass; Paul Motian drums
At Home Project
2003
Track 07 Improv 
(Kikuchi)
2003unreleasedMasabumi ‘Poo’ Kikuchi piano
Experiencing ToscaBlues For Tosca
(Kikuchi/Peacock/Motian)

2003Winter & WinterMasabumi Kikuchi piano; Gary Peacock bass; Paul Motian drums
Live Jazzfest Berlin Nov. 7, 2003Track 02 Improv
(Kikuchi)
2003unreleasedMasabumi ‘Poo’ Kikuchi piano
June 2005 
Trio 2000 + One
Live at the Village Vanguard
Program 2
Dance
(Paul Motian)
June
2005
unreleasedPaul Motian drums; Larry Grenadier bass; Chris Potter tenor sax; Masabumi ‘Poo’ Kikuchi piano

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Masabumi 'Poo' Kikuchi, Thomas Morgan, Paul Motian  2009
photo © John Rogers Courtesy ECM Records

More 'Poo' because I have 5 new CDs of unreleased music from Andreas Schmidt!

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Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
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Tethered Moon & Unreleased Kikuchi


Masabumi  'Poo' Kikuchi, Paul Motian and Gary Peacock
1991 photo: ©Yukio Ichikawa courtesy King Records

Chansons 
d'Edith Piaf

Le Petit Monsieur Triste
(Asso/Monnot)
1999Winter & WinterMasabumi Kikuchi piano; Gary Peacock bass; Paul Motian drums
At Home Project
Series IV
Solo 14 (DAT38)
Track 01
(Kikuchi)
Oct.
2009
unreleasedMasabumi ‘Poo’ Kikuchi piano
Chansons 
d'Edith Piaf

Fais Comme
(Rivgauche/Monnot)
1999Winter & WinterMasabumi Kikuchi piano; Gary Peacock bass; Paul Motian drums
At Home Project
Series IV
Solo 14 (DAT38)
Track 06
(Kikuchi)
Oct.
2009
unreleasedMasabumi ‘Poo’ Kikuchi piano
Plays Jimi 
Hendrix

Little Wing
(Jimi Hendrix)
1997
Live
Japan
JASRAC
Polydor
Japan
Masabumi Kikuchi piano; Gary Peacock bass; Paul Motian drums
At Home Project
Series IV
Solo 7
Track 07 
(DAT 32-08)
(Kikuchi)
June
2009
unreleasedMasabumi ‘Poo’ Kikuchi piano
Plays Jimi 
Hendrix

Machine Gun
(Jimi Hendrix)
1997
Live
Japan
JASRAC
Polydor
Japan
Masabumi Kikuchi piano; Gary Peacock bass; Paul Motian drums
2nd Hour
TriangleGaia
(Gary Peacock)

1991King Records
Japan
Masabumi Kikuchi piano; Gary Peacock bass; Paul Motian drums
At Home Project
Series IV
Solo 1
Track 02 
(DAT 7-02)
(Kikuchi)
Aug.
2008
unreleasedMasabumi ‘Poo’ Kikuchi piano
TriangleConception Vessel
(Paul Motian)

1991King Records
Japan
Masabumi Kikuchi piano; Gary Peacock bass; Paul Motian drums
At Home Project
Series IV
Solo 1
Track 04 
(DAT 7-05) mix v.2
(Kikuchi)
Aug.
2008
unreleasedMasabumi ‘Poo’ Kikuchi piano
Play Kurt WeillMy Ship
(Kurt Weill)
1995Polydor/JMTMasabumi Kikuchi piano; Gary Peacock bass; Paul Motian drums
At Home Project
Series IV
Solo 7
Track 01 
(DAT 32-01)mix v.2
(Kikuchi)
June
2009
unreleasedMasabumi ‘Poo’ Kikuchi piano
Play Kurt WeillBilbao Song
(Kurt Weill)
1995Polydor/JMTMasabumi Kikuchi piano; Gary Peacock bass; Paul Motian drums
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