Monday, January 15, 2018

Set List 01_15_18

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
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)
1999 Winter & Winter Masabumi Kikuchi piano; Gary Peacock bass; Paul Motian drums
At Home Project
Series IV
Solo 14 (DAT38)
Track 01
(Kikuchi)
Oct.
2009
unreleased Masabumi ‘Poo’ Kikuchi piano
Chansons 
d'Edith Piaf

Fais Comme
(Rivgauche/Monnot)
1999 Winter & Winter Masabumi Kikuchi piano; Gary Peacock bass; Paul Motian drums
At Home Project
Series IV
Solo 14 (DAT38)
Track 06
(Kikuchi)
Oct.
2009
unreleased Masabumi ‘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
unreleased Masabumi ‘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
Triangle Gaia
(Gary Peacock)

1991 King 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
unreleased Masabumi ‘Poo’ Kikuchi piano
Triangle Conception Vessel
(Paul Motian)

1991 King 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
unreleased Masabumi ‘Poo’ Kikuchi piano
Play Kurt Weill My Ship
(Kurt Weill)
1995 Polydor/JMT Masabumi 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
unreleased Masabumi ‘Poo’ Kikuchi piano
Play Kurt Weill Bilbao Song
(Kurt Weill)
1995 Polydor/JMT Masabumi Kikuchi piano; Gary Peacock bass; Paul Motian drums

Saturday, January 13, 2018

January 15, 2018 WRFR Radio Show 3-5pm 93.3FM

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
Tethered Moon & Unreleased Kikuchi

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

This week, the Trio Tethered Moon: Kikuchi, Motian & Peacock with their recordings from 1990-2002. I'll be interspersing some unreleased, solo Kikuchi on piano from his 2009 improvised and self-recorded 'at home project'.


Monday, January 8, 2018

Set List 01_08_18

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
Mostly Sideman Recordings with Joe Lovano


Letter to Paul Motian from Baroness Pannonica Rothschild
after he sent her a copy of his 1986 album 'Misterioso'

Joyous 
Encounter
Joyous 
Encounter
(Joe Lovano)
2005 Blue Note Joe Lovano tenor sax; George Mraz bass; Paul Motian drums, cymbals
Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life Chelsea Bridge
(Billy Strayhorn)
2007 Blue Note Joe Lovano tenor sax; Hank Jones piano; George Mraz bass; Paul Motian drums
Joyous 
Encounter
Bird’s Eye View
(Joe Lovano)
2005 Blue Note Joe Lovano tenor sax; Hank Jones piano; George Mraz bass; Paul Motian drums, cymbals
One Time Out Portrait of T.
(Paul Motian)
1982 ECM Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
Village Rhythm T. Was to Me- Part 1: Celebration of Life Everlasting
Part II: Theme
(Joe Lovano)
1989 Soul Note Tom Harrel trumpet; Joe Lovano tenor, soprano sax; Kenny Werner piano; Marc Johnson bass; Paul Motian drums
Joyous 
Encounter
Pannonica
(T. Monk)
dedicated to Steve Lacy
2005 Blue Note Joe Lovano curved soprano sax; Hank Jones piano; George Mraz bass; Paul Motian drums, cymbals
Misterioso Pannonica
(Thelonius Monk)
1986 Soul Note Jim Pepper tenor, soprano; Joe Lovano tenor; Bill Frisell electric guitar; Ed Schuller bass; Paul Motian drums
Joyous 
Encounter
Crescent
(John Coltrane)
dedicated to Elvin Jones
2005 Blue Note Joe Lovano tenor sax; Hank Jones piano; George Mraz bass; Paul Motian drums, cymbals
2nd Hour
Trio 
Fascination
Cymbalism
(Joe Lovano)

1998 Blue Note Joe Lovano tenor, soprano, straight alto sax, alto clarinet; Dave Holland bass; Elvin Jones drums
Trio 
Fascination
Sanctuary Park
(Joe Lovano)

1998 Blue Note Joe Lovano tenor, soprano, straight alto sax, alto clarinet; Dave Holland bass; Elvin Jones drums
Joyous 
Encounter
Don’t Ever Leave Me
(Thad Jones)
2005 Blue Note Joe Lovano tenor sax; Hank Jones piano; George Mraz bass; Paul Motian drums, cymbals
I’m All For You The Summary (from Suite for Pops) 
(Thad Jones)
2003 Blue Note Joe Lovano tenor sax; Hank Jones piano; George Mraz bass; Paul Motian drums, cymbals
One Time Out Monk’s Mood
(T. Monk)
1982 ECM Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
I’m All For You Monk’s Mood
(T. Monk)
2003 Blue Note Joe Lovano tenor sax; Hank Jones piano; George Mraz bass; Paul Motian drums, cymbals
Worlds Bosstown
(Joe Lovano)
1989 Label Bleu Tim Hagans trumpet; Joe Lovano tenor, soprano sax, alto clarinet; Bill Frisell guitar; Henri Texier bass; Gary Valente trombone; Judi Silverman soprano voice; Paul Motian drums
Worlds Lutetia
(Joe Lovano)
1989 Label Bleu Tim Hagans trumpet; Joe Lovano tenor, soprano sax, alto clarinet; Bill Frisell guitar; Henri Texier bass; Gary Valente trombone; Judi Silverman soprano voice; Paul Motian drums
The Montreal Tapes
Charlie Haden
Liberation Music Orchestra
Sandino
(Charlie Haden)
1989 Verve Ernie Watts, Joe Lovano tenor saxophones; Ken McIntyre alto saxophone; Stanton Davis, Tom Harrell trumpet;
Ray Anderson trombone; Sharon Freeman French horn; Joe Daley tuba; Mick Goodrick guitar; Geri Allen piano; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums

George Mraz, Hank Jones, Joe Lovano, Paul Motian 2003
Photo: Jimmy Katz  courtesy Blue Note Records

Sunday, January 7, 2018

January 8, 2018 WRFR Radio Show 3-5pm 93.3FM

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
Mostly Sideman Recordings with Joe Lovano

George Mraz, Hank Jones, Joe Lovano, Paul Motian 2003
Photo: Jimmy Katz  courtesy Blue Note Records

Joe Lovano wrote a great intro to Volume 2 of Paul Motian's Songbook. I'm featuring some of the albums he mentions in it this week. And, yes, the book is at the printer! It will be available within a month.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Set List 01_01_18

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
Mostly Sideman Records from the '80s


Some Paul Motian sideman albums from the early 1980s.
Seasons Living Right on Central Park (dedicated to Paul Motian)
(Sahib Sarbib)
1982 Soul Note Sahib Sarbib bass, piano; Mark Whitecage alto sax; Mel Ellison alto, soprano, tenor sax; Paul Motian drums
Lifelines A Song I Used to Play
(Arild Anderson)
1981 ECM Arild Andersen - double bass; Kenny Wheeler - flugelhorn & cornet; Steve Dobrogosz - piano; Paul Motian - drums
Seasons One for Mo (dedicated to Muhammad Ali)
(Sahib Sarbib)
1982 Soul Note Sahib Sarbib bass, piano; Mark Whitecage alto sax; Mel Ellison alto, soprano, tenor sax; Paul Motian drums
Psalm Etude
(Paul Motian)
1982 ECM Joe Lovano tenor sax; Billy Drewes tenor & alto sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Ed Schuller bass; Paul Motian drums
Unexpected The Sunflower
(Paul Motian)
1978 Kharma Kenny Davern clarinet, soprano sax; Steve Lacy soprano sax; Steve Swallow bass guitar; Paul Motian drums
Psalm Fantasm
(Paul Motian)
1982 ECM Joe Lovano tenor sax; Billy Drewes tenor & alto sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Ed Schuller bass; Paul Motian drums
Seasons Partners in Wonder (dedicated to Ornette Coleman)
(Sahib Sarbib)
1982 Soul Note Sahib Sarbib bass, piano; Mark Whitecage alto sax; Mel Ellison alto, soprano, tenor sax; Paul Motian drums
The Ancestors Pt. 1 Shirley’s Song
(Tim Berne)
1983 Soul Note Tim Berne alto sax; Herb Robertson trumpet; Ray Anderson trombone, tuba; Mack Goldsbury soprano & tenor sax; Ed Schuller bass; Paul Motian drums
2nd Hour
Unexpected Synonym
(Paul Motian)
1978 Kharma Kenny Davern clarinet, soprano sax; Steve Lacy soprano sax; Steve Swallow bass guitar; Paul Motian drums
Mutant 
Variations
Icicles
(Tim Berne)
1984 Soul Note Tim Berne alto sax; C. Herb Robertson trumpet; Ed Schuller bass; Paul Motian drums
Conspiracy Hymn For Her
(Ed Schuller)
1982 Owl Records Eric Watson piano; Ed Schuller bass; Paul Motian drums
Singing Drums Edge of the Wing
(Pierre Favre)
1984 ECM Pierre Favre drums, gongs, crotales, cymbals; Paul Motian drums, gongs, crotales, calebasses, rodbrushes; Fredy Studer drums, gongs, cymbals; Nana Vasconcelos berimbau, voice, tympani, conga, water pot, shakers, bells
Conspiracy Dance
(Paul Motian)
1982 Owl Records Eric Watson piano; Ed Schuller bass; Paul Motian drums
Singing Drums Metal Birds
(Pierre Favre)
1984 ECM Pierre Favre drums, gongs, crotales, cymbals; Paul Motian drums, gongs, crotales, calebasses, rodbrushes; Fredy Studer drums, gongs, cymbals; Nana Vasconcelos berimbau, voice, tympani, conga, water pot, shakers, bells
Conspiracy No Beards in Albania
(Eric Watson)
1982 Owl Records Eric Watson piano; Ed Schuller bass; Paul Motian drums