Thursday, February 22, 2018

Bill Frisell Film

Bill Frisell Film Now Available to Stream or Purchase




I really enjoyed watching Emma Franz's documentary about Bill Frisell last night! I think she captures his essence. There's an interview with Paul Motian as well as footage of the Trio playing Yahllah at the Vanguard–their last gig as a Trio. You can buy or stream the film from here: https://www.billfrisellfilm.com/ and follow the Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/billfrisellfilm/.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Set List 02_19_18

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
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

Sunday, February 18, 2018

February 19, 2018 WRFR Radio Show 3-5pm 93.3FM

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
V2 Motian Songbook H-O

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. 

Monday, February 12, 2018

Technical Difficulties

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
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

Sunday, February 11, 2018

February 12, 2018 WRFR Radio Show 3-5pm 93.3FM


Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
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.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Set List 02_05_18

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
V2 Motian Songbook A-G


Paul Motian 2004
photo ©Robert Lewis courtesy ECM Records

Holiday For Strings Arabesque
(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
The Windmills of Your Mind Backup
(Paul Motian)
2011 Winter & Winter Thomas Morgan bass; Paul Motian drums; Petra Haden vocals; Bill Frisell guitar
I Have the Room Above Her The Bag Man
(Paul Motian)
2005 ECM Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums

Benny D.
(Paul Motian)

unreleased
unrecorded

Lost In a Dream

Birdsong
(Paul Motian)
2010 ECM Jason Moran piano; Chris Potter tenor sax; Paul Motian drums
Trioism Blue Midnight
(Paul Motian)
1993 Polydor
Japan
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
Time and Time Again Cambodia
(Paul Motian)
2007 ECM Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
Live At Ryles
09/25/1984
Carnival
(Paul Motian)
copyrighted 1991
1984 unreleased Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
1988 Rehearsal Feb 23 Carnival
(Paul Motian)
1988 unreleased Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
Lost In a Dream

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

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

Cosmology
(Paul Motian)
1993 Polydor
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 & Winter Paul 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)
1993 Polydor
Japan
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
Holiday For Strings Endgame
(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
Garden of Eden Endless
(Paul Motian)
2006 ECM Chris 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 week 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 From Time to Time
(Paul Motian)
1991 JMT Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
Garden of Eden Garden of Eden
(Paul Motian)
2006 ECM Chris 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)
2005 ECM Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums