Sunday, October 22, 2017

October 23, 2017 WRFR Radio Show 3-5pm 93.3FM

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
Bill Frisell & Kenny Wollesen

Saturday Oct. 21, 2017 at Blue in Portland, Maine

Because I enjoyed seeing Frisell & Wollesen live this past weekend, I'm going to feature Frisell's albums Blues Dream and On the Street Where You Live this week. And a little Steve Grover since he was such a regular at Blue.
Please note the time change: On the air from 3-5pm from now on.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Set List 10_16_17

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
Charlie & Paul  Part 4


Brad Mehldau, Lee Konitz, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian 2009
photo: John Rogers courtesy ECM Records

On Broadway Volume 3 Weaver of Dreams
(Victor Young/Jack Elliot)

1992 Polydor Joe Lovano tenor sax; Lee Konitz soprano & alto sax; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums; Bill Frisell guitar
Special Encounter Waltz For Ruth
(Charlie Haden)

2005 CamJazz Enrico Pieranunzi piano; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums
On Broadway Volume 3 Crazy She Calls Me
(Sigman/Russell)

1992 Polydor Joe Lovano tenor sax; Lee Konitz soprano & alto sax; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums; Bill Frisell guitar
Special Encounter Mo-Ti
(Enrico Pieranunzi)

2005 CamJazz Enrico Pieranunzi piano; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums
Sophisticated Ladies Ill Wind
(Arlen/Koehler)
2010 Decca/Universal Music Charlie Haden double bass; Ernie Watts tenor sax; Alan Broadbent piano; Rodney Green drums; Norah Jones vocal
Special Encounter Nightfall
(Charlie Haden)

2005 CamJazz Enrico Pieranunzi piano; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums
Sophisticated Ladies My Old Flame
(Coslow/Johnston)
2010 Decca/Universal Music Charlie Haden double bass; Ernie Watts tenor sax; Alan Broadbent piano; Rodney Green drums
Special Encounter My Old Flame
(Coslow/Johnston)

2005 CamJazz Enrico Pieranunzi piano; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums
In The Year of the Dragon In The Year of the Dragon
(Paul Motian)
1989 JMT/Winter & Winter Geri Allen piano; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums
2nd Hour
Live At Birdland Solar
(Miles Davis)

2011 rec. 2009 ECM Brad Mehldau piano; Charlie Haden double bass; Paul Motian drums; Lee Konitz alto sax
In The Year of the Dragon No More Mr. Nice Guy
(Geri Allen)
1989 JMT/Winter & Winter Geri Allen piano; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums
On Broadway
Volume 2
Moonlight Becomes You
(Jimmy Van Heusen)
1990 Polydor/ Winter & Winter Joe Lovano tenor saxophone; Bill Frisell electric guitar; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums
In The Year of the Dragon Last Call
(Paul Motian)
1989 JMT/Winter & Winter Geri Allen piano; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums
On Broadway
Volume 2
All the Things You Are
(Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II)
1990 Polydor/ Winter & Winter Joe Lovano tenor saxophone; Bill Frisell electric guitar; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums
In The Year of the Dragon Oblivion
(Bud Powell)
1989 JMT/Winter & Winter Geri Allen piano; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums
On Broadway
Volume 2
Look To the Rainbow
(Lane/Harburg)
1990 Polydor/ Winter & Winter Joe Lovano tenor saxophone; Bill Frisell electric guitar; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums
Live At Birdland Lullaby of Birdland
(George Shearing)

2011 rec. 2009 ECM Brad Mehldau piano; Charlie Haden double bass; Paul Motian drums; Lee Konitz alto sax

Sunday, October 15, 2017

October 16, 2017 WRFR Radio Show 4-6pm 93.3FM

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
Charlie & Paul  Part 4

Brad Mehldau, Lee Konitz, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian 2009
photo: John Rogers courtesy ECM Records
This week, I'm getting back to Charlie Haden and Paul Motian recordings.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Set List 10_09_17

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
100th Birthday of Thelonious Monk


   
Nellie & Thelonious Monk Milano, Italy 1964
from Paul Motian's Archive
photo ©Riccardo Schwamenthal


Pure Monk All Alone
(Irving Berlin)
1973
rec. 1959
Milestone Thelonious Monk piano
Pure Monk Everything Happens To Me
(Matt Dennis)
1973
rec. 1959
Milestone Thelonious Monk piano
On Broadway 
V4
Everything Happens To Me
(Dennis/Adair)
2006 Winter & Winter Chris Potter saxophone; Larry Grenadier bass; Paul Motian drums; Rebecca Martin vocals
Thelonious Monk 
In Person
Monk’s Mood
(Thelonious Monk)
1976
rec. 1959
Milestone Thelonious Monk piano; Donald Byrd trumpet; Eddie Bert trombone; Phil Woods alto sax; Charlie Rouse tenor sax; Pepper adams baritone sax; Robert Northern french horn; Jay McAllister tuba; Sam Jones bass; Art Taylor drums /Live At Town Hall
One Time Out Monk’s Mood
(Thelonious Monk)
1987 JMT/Polydor Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
Pure Monk You Took the Words Right Out of My Heart
(Robin/Rainger)
1973
rec. 1959
Milestone Thelonious Monk piano
You Took the Words Right Out of My
Heart
You Took the Words Right Out of My Heart
(Robin/Rainger)
1995 JMT/Winter & Winter Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell electric guitar; Paul Motian drums/ Live At the Village Vanguard
2nd Hour
Thelonious Monk 
In Person
Crepescule With Nellie
(Thelonious Monk)
1976
rec. 1959
Milestone Thelonious Monk piano; Donald Byrd trumpet; Eddie Bert trombone; Phil Woods alto sax; Charlie Rouse tenor sax; Pepper adams baritone sax; Robert Northern french horn; Jay McAllister tuba; Sam Jones bass; Art Taylor drums /Live At Town Hall
Monk In Motian Crepescule With Nellie
(Thelonious Monk)
1988 JMT/Polydor Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
Pure Monk Ruby My Dear
(Thelonious Monk)
1973
rec. 1959
Milestone Thelonious Monk piano
Monk In Motian Ruby My Dear
(Thelonious Monk)
1988 JMT/Polydor Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
Pure Monk Reflections
(Thelonious Monk)
1973
rec. 1959
Milestone Thelonious Monk piano
Monk In Motian Reflections
(Thelonious Monk)
1988 JMT/Polydor Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
Pure Monk Pannonica
(Thelonious Monk)
1973
rec. 1959
Milestone Thelonious Monk piano
Misterioso Pannonica
(Thelonius Monk)
1986 Soul Note Jim Pepper tenor, soprano; Joe Lovano tenor; Bill Frisell electric guitar; Ed Schuller bass; Paul Motian drums
Misterioso Misterioso
(Thelonius Monk)
1986 Soul Note Jim Pepper tenor, soprano; Joe Lovano tenor; Bill Frisell electric guitar; Ed Schuller bass; Paul Motian drums
Thelonious Monk 
In Person
Friday the 13th
(Thelonious Monk)
1976
rec. 1959
Milestone Thelonious Monk piano; Donald Byrd trumpet; Eddie Bert trombone; Phil Woods alto sax; Charlie Rouse tenor sax; Pepper adams baritone sax; Robert Northern french horn; Jay McAllister tuba; Sam Jones bass; Art Taylor drums /Live At Town Hall

Sunday, October 8, 2017

October 9, 2017 WRFR Radio Show 4-6pm 93.3FM

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
100th Birthday of Thelonious Monk

Nellie & Thelonious Monk Milano, Italy 1964
from Paul Motian's Archive
photo ©Riccardo Schwamenthal
October 10, 1917 was the birth date of Thelonious Monk.
I'll play Monk solo and in groups from the record collection of Paul Motian. And also others playing the music of Monk. 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Set List 10_02_17

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
1988 Motian-Frisell-Lovano Rehearsals Part 2


Joe Lovano, Paul Motian, Bill Frisell 1989
at Bach, Dancing & Dynamite  Half Moon Bay, CA

photographer unknown
More unreleased tunes with readings about what never happened in 1988.


1988 Rehearsal 
Feb. 15
Evidence (Justice)
(Thelonious Monk)
1988 unreleased Joe Lovano sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal 
Oct. 6
Last Night When We Were Young
(Harold Arlen)
1988 unreleased Joe Lovano sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal 
Feb. 15
Bemsha Swing
(Thelonious Monk)
1988 unreleased Joe Lovano sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal 
Oct. 6
My Heart Belongs To Daddy
(Cole Porter)
1988 unreleased Joe Lovano sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal 
Sept. 13
Nice Work If You Can Get It (no melody)
(George Gershwin)
1988 unreleased Joe Lovano sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal 
Oct. 6
Nice Work If You Can Get It
(George Gershwin)
1988 unreleased Joe Lovano sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal 
Sept. 13
Etude
(Paul Motian)
1988 unreleased Joe Lovano sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal 
Sept. 29
I’ll Never Smile Again (faster)
(Ruth Lowe)
1988 unreleased Joe Lovano sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal 
Sept. 13
2 Women From Padua
(Paul Motian)
1988 unreleased Joe Lovano sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
2nd Hour

1988 Rehearsal 
Sept. 29
They Didn’t Believe Me
(Jerome Kern)
1988 unreleased Joe Lovano sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal 
Sept. 29
They Didn’t Believe Me (faster)
(Jerome Kern)
1988 unreleased Joe Lovano sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal 
Sept. 6
Someone To Watch Over Me
(Cole Porter)
1988 unreleased Joe Lovano sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal 
Feb. 23
Crepuscule With Nellie (slower)
(Paul Motian)
1988 unreleased Joe Lovano sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal 
Sept. 6
So In Love
(Cole Porter)
1988 unreleased Joe Lovano sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal 
Feb. 23
Reflections (best)
(Thelonious Monk)
1988 unreleased Joe Lovano sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal 
Sept. 6
Good Morning Heartache
(Drake/Fischer/Higginbotham)
1988 unreleased Joe Lovano sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal 
Feb. 25
Bye ‘Ya
(Thelonious Monk)
1988 unreleased Joe Lovano sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal 
Sept. 6
I Concentrate On You
(Cole Porter)
1988 unreleased Joe Lovano sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums