Monday, September 18, 2017

Set List 09_18_17

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


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

photographer unknown
Rehearsals recorded at Joe Lovano's loft in lower Manhattan with Paul Motian's new mike.


Some of the songs are incorrectly noted in the podcast. The set list below is correct. Thanks to Michael Attias.

1988 Rehearsal 
Feb. 15
Crepuscule With Nellie
(Thelonious Monk)
1988
unreleased
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell electric guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal 
Feb. 15
Reflections
(Thelonious Monk)
1988
unreleased
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell electric guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal 
Sept. 6
Thou Swell
(Richard Rodgers)
1988
unreleased
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell electric guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal 
Feb. 15
Bye-Ya
(Thelonious Monk)
1988
unreleased
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell electric guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal 
Sept. 6
Out of This World
(Harold Arlen)
1988
unreleased
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell electric guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal 
Feb. 15
Ugly Beauty
(Thelonious Monk)
1988
unreleased
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell electric guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal 
Sept. 6
Liza
(Harold Arlen)
1988
unreleased
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell electric guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal 
Feb. 15
Ba-lue Bolivar Ba-lues-Are
(Thelonious Monk)
1988
unreleased
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell electric guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal 
Sept. 29
I’ll Never Smile Again
(Ruth Lowe)
1988
unreleased
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell electric guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal 
Feb. 23
Carnival
(Paul Motian)
1988
unreleased
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell electric guitar; Paul Motian drums
2nd Hour
1988 Rehearsal 
Feb. 23
Time and Time Again
(Paul Motian)
1988
unreleased
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell electric guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal 
Feb. 25
Trinkle Tinkle
(Thelonious Monk)
1988
unreleased
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell electric guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal 
Feb. 23
Evidence (Justice)
(Thelonious Monk)
1988
unreleased
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell electric guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal 
Sept. 13
Nice Work If You Can Get It
(George Gershwin)
1988
unreleased
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell electric guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal 
Feb. 23
Reflections (best)
(Thelonious Monk)
1988
unreleased
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell electric guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal 
Sept. 13
Kathelin Gray
(Ornette Coleman)
1988
unreleased
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell electric guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal 
Sept. 29
Lucky To Be Me
(Leonard Bernstein)
1988
unreleased
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell electric guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal 
Sept. 13
It Should’ve Happened A Long Time Ago 
(Paul Motian)
1988
unreleased
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell electric guitar; Paul Motian drums

Sunday, September 17, 2017

September 18, 2017 WRFR Radio Show 4-6pm 93.3FM

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

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

photographer unknown
I will feature Paul Motian Trio rehearsal tapes from 1989 this week. These are some of the oldest rehearsal tapes that I have.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

09_14_17 Paul Motian Gets A New Mike

Sound Check


Joe Lovano, Bill Frisell, Paul Motian 1991
Minneapolis, MN photographer unknown

Hee Hee: Listen to this clip from a Rehearsal Tape dated February 23. 1988.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Set List 09_11_17

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
Gary Peacock: Tangents


Marc Copland, Gary Peacock, Joey Baron 
photo: Caterina di Perri courtesy ECM Records

Tangents Empty Forest
(Peacock/Baron/Copland)
2017 ECM Marc Copland piano; Gary Peacock double- bass; Joey Baron drums
Trio 64 Dancing In the Dark
(Schwartz/Dietz)
1963 Verve Bill Evans piano; Gary Peacock bass; Paul Motian drums
Tangents Tangents
(Gary Peacock)
2017 ECM Marc Copland piano; Gary Peacock double- bass; Joey Baron drums
Trio 64 A Sleepin’ Bee
(Harold Arlen)
1963 Verve Bill Evans piano; Gary Peacock bass; Paul Motian drums
Tangents Blue In Green
(Miles Davis)
2017 ECM Marc Copland piano; Gary Peacock double- bass; Joey Baron drums
Paul Bley with Gary Peacock Long Ago and Far Away
(Jerome Kern/T.B. Harms)
1970 ECM Paul Bley piano; Gary Peacock bass; Paul Motian drums
Tangents Spartacus
(Alex North)
2017 ECM Marc Copland piano; Gary Peacock double- bass; Joey Baron drums
Paul Bley with Gary Peacock When Will the Blues Leave
(Ornette Coleman )
1970 ECM Paul Bley piano; Gary Peacock bass; Paul Motian drums
Live at Essen, Germany
Satiricon Theater
When Will the Blues Leave
(Ornette Coleman )
March 15, 1999
unreleased
Paul Bley piano; Gary Peacock double-bass; Paul Motian drums
2nd Hour
Amaryllis Conception Vessel/Circle Dance
(Paul Motian)
2001 ECM Marilyn Crispell piano; Gary Peacock double- bass; Paul Motian drums
Tangents December Greenwings
(Gary Peacock)
2017 ECM Marc Copland piano; Gary Peacock double- bass; Joey Baron drums
Amaryllis December Greenwings
(Gary Peacock)
2001 ECM Marilyn Crispell piano; Gary Peacock double- bass; Paul Motian drums
Tangents Cauldron
(Joey Baron)
2017 ECM Marc Copland piano; Gary Peacock double- bass; Joey Baron drums
Owls Talk Dance
(Paul Motian)
2010 Hote Marge Alexandra Grimal tenor & soprano sax; Lee Konitz alto sax; Gary Peacock bass; Paul Motian drums
Owls Talk December Greenwings
(Gary Peacock)
2010 Hote Marge Alexandra Grimal tenor & soprano sax; Lee Konitz alto sax; Gary Peacock bass; Paul Motian drums
Voices Runner
(Gary Peacock)
2007 Pirouet Records Marc Copland piano; Gary Peacock double- bass; Paul Motian drums
Tangents Talkin’ Blues
(Marc Copland)
2017 ECM Marc Copland piano; Gary Peacock double- bass; Joey Baron drums
Voices Albert
(Gary Peacock)
2007 Pirouet Records Marc Copland piano; Gary Peacock double- bass; Paul Motian drums
Tangents Contact
(Gary Peacock)
2017 ECM Marc Copland piano; Gary Peacock double- bass; Joey Baron drums
Trio 64 My Heart Stood Still
(Rodgers/Hart)
3 false starts
1963 Verve Bill Evans piano; Gary Peacock bass; Paul Motian drums

Sunday, September 10, 2017

September 11, 2017 WRFR Radio Show 4-6pm 93.3FM

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
Gary Peacock: Tangents

Marc Copland, Gary Peacock, Joey Baron
photo: Caterina di Perri courtesy ECM Records

This week, I'll be featuring Gary Peacock's fantastic, just released ECM recording Tangents interspersed with some of his work with Paul Motian.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

September 4, 2017 WRFR Radio Show 4-6pm 93.3FM

I'll be out of town this week so you will hear a rebroadcast from 2014 "Portrait in Jazz" with readings from Paul Motian's autobiography. I'll be back with a new show next week!

11_21_14 Set List

1977 Paul Motian Note

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
Portrait In Jazz

Part 1   Part 2

Some well known tunes and some obscure. Readings about Paul remembering Jackie Paris, liner notes from Mr. Counterpoint and more.


Portrait In JazzAutumn Leaves
(Mercer/Cosmo/Prevert)
1959RiversideBill Evans piano; Scott
Lafaro bass; Paul Motian
drums
Jazz Alive A
Night At the
Half Note
After You’ve Gone
(Creamer/Leighton )
1959Fresh
Sound
Records/
United
Artists
Zoot Sims, Al Cohn tenor
sax; Phil Woods alto sax;
Mose Allison piano; Nabil
Totah bass Paul Motian
drums
Jazz Alive A
Night At the
Half Note
Wee Dot
(J.J. Johnson )
1959Fresh
Sound
Records/
United
Artists
Zoot Sims, Al Cohn tenor
sax; Phil Woods alto sax;
Mose Allison piano; Nabil
Totah bass Paul Motian
drums
Portrait In JazzSpring Is Here
(Cole Porter)
1959RiversideBill Evans piano; Scott
Lafaro bass; Paul Motian
drums
Thirteen Pictures the Charles Mingus AnthologyBetter Git It In Your Soul
(Charles Mingus)
1993
rec.1959
Rhino Records/
Columbia
Booker Ervin  & Shafi Hadi tenor sax; Jimmy Knepper trombone; John Handy alto sax; Horace Parlan piano; Charles Mingus bass; Dannie Richmond drums
Thirteen Pictures the Charles Mingus AnthologyPortrait
(Charles Mingus)
1993
rec.1952
Rhino Records/
rec. at Lennie Tristano studio (released as a single)
George Koutzen cello; Lee Konitz alto sax; Phyllis Pinkerton piano; Charles Mingus bass; Al Levitt drums; Jackie Paris vocals
Portrait In JazzWhat Is This
Thing Called
Love?
(Cole Porter)
1959RiversideBill Evans piano; Scott
Lafaro bass; Paul Motian
drums
2nd Hour
Mr. CounterpointThings Ain’t What They Used To Be
(Duke Ellington)
1962Del Moral RecordsJohn Gamba piano; Don Cinderella bass; Paul Motian drums
Portrait In JazzPeri’s Scope
(Bill Evans)
1959RiversideBill Evans piano; Scott
Lafaro bass; Paul Motian
drums
Mr. CounterpointGreen Dolphin Street
(B. Kaper/ N. Washington)
1962Del Moral RecordsJohn Gamba piano; Don Cinderella bass; Paul Motian drums
Portrait In JazzSome Day My Prince Will Come
(Morey/ Churchill)
1959RiversideBill Evans piano; Scott
Lafaro bass; Paul Motian
drums
Mr. CounterpointIn Other Words
(B. Howard)
1962Del Moral RecordsJohn Gamba piano; Don Cinderella bass; Paul Motian drums
Portrait In JazzCome Rain or Come Shine
(Mercer/Arlen)
1959RiversideBill Evans piano; Scott
Lafaro bass; Paul Motian
drums
Thirteen Pictures the Charles Mingus AnthologyWig Wise
(Charles Mingus)
1993
rec.1962
Rhino Records/
United Artists (forMoney Jungle)
Duke Ellington piano; Charles Mingus bass; Max Roach drums
Mr. CounterpointWait Till You See Her
(M. Dennis)
1962Del Moral RecordsJohn Gamba piano; Don Cinderella bass; Paul Motian drums
Portrait In JazzWitchcraft
(Mercer/Arlen)
1959RiversideBill Evans piano; Scott
Lafaro bass; Paul Motian
drums