Tuesday, December 29, 2015

January 1, 2016 WRFR Radio Show 9am-11am 93.3FM

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
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Paul Motian Trio

Live At Montpelier, France Nov. 26, 1988


Paul Motian, Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano 
Theater Mancinelli Perugia, Italy 1992  photo: Elena Carminati

I'll be featuring an unreleased 1988 French Public Radio recording of the Paul Motian Trio this week.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Set List 12_18_15

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:

Part 2- Selections From Paul Motian's Vinyl Collection

Part 1   Part 2


Some Paul Motian Vinyl
With more readings from Motian's 1992 Notebooks...

The Gene Ammons Story: Gentle Jug Something I Dreamed Last Night
(Fain/Magidson/Yellen)
1977
rec. 1961
Prestige Gene Ammons tenor sax; Richard Wyands piano; Doug Watkins bass; J.C. Heard drums
The Tony Williams Lifetime:
Emergency
Emergency
(Tony Williams)
1969 Polydor Larry Young organ; John McLaughlin guitar; Tony Williams drums
The Gene Ammons Story: Gentle Jug Little Girl Blue
(Rodgers/Hart)
1977
rec. 1961
Prestige Gene Ammons tenor sax; Richard Wyands piano; Doug Watkins bass; J.C. Heard drums
The Tony Williams Lifetime:
Emergency
Vashkar
(Carla Bley)
1969 Polydor Larry Young organ; John McLaughlin guitar; Tony Williams drums
The Gene Ammons Story: Gentle Jug You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To
(Cole Porter)
1977
rec. 1962
Prestige Gene Ammons tenor sax; Patti Bown piano; George Duvivier bass; Ed Shaughnessy drums
The Tony Williams Lifetime:
Emergency
Sangria For 3
(Tony Williams)
1969 Polydor Larry Young organ; John McLaughlin guitar; Tony Williams drums
Strange Weather Stranger Intro 1987 Island Records Bill Frisell guitar
Strange Weather Boulevard of Broken Dreams
(Dubin/Warren)
1987 Island Records Marianne Faithfull vocal; Bill Frisell guitar; Michael Levine violin; Sharon Freeman piano; Fernando Saunders bass; J.T. Lewis drums
2nd Hour
Monk In Motian Off Minor
(Thelonius Monk)
1988 Polydor Joe Lovano tenor saxophone; Paul Motian drums; Bill Frisell electric guitar; Geri Allen piano
Strange Weather Sign of Judgement
(Kid Prince Moore)
1987 Island Records Marianne Faithfull vocal; Bill Frisell guitar
Monk In Motian Ugly Beauty
(Thelonius Monk)
1988 Polydor Joe Lovano tenor saxophone; Paul Motian drums; Bill Frisell electric guitar
Strange Weather Strange Weather
(Tom Waits/Katheen Brennan))
1987 Island Records Marianne Faithfull vocal; Bill Frisell guitar; Fernando Saunders bass;Garth Hudson accordian
Monk In Motian Ruby My Dear
(Thelonius Monk)
1988 Polydor Joe Lovano tenor saxophone; Paul Motian drums; Bill Frisell electric guitar; Dewey Redman tenor sax
Old and New Dreams Orbit of La-Ba
(Dewey Redman)
1979 ECM Don Cherry trumpet, piano; Charlie haden bass; Ed Blackwell drums; Dewey Redman musette
Song and Rituals in Real Time San Antonio
The Unknown Factor
(Tim Berne)
1981 Empire Productions Ed Schuller bass; Tim berne alto sax; Mack Goldsbury tenor & soprano sax; Paul Motian drums





Wednesday, December 16, 2015

December 18th WRFR Radio Show 9am-11am 93.3FM

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:

Part 2- Selections From Paul Motian's Vinyl Collection


Some of Paul Motian's Vinyl Collection
Last week's show was fun to do, so I chose a few more albums from Paul Motian's collection to play this week. There will be more stories from the 1992 notebooks as well.


Friday, December 11, 2015

Set List 12_11_15

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:

Selections From Paul Motian's Vinyl Collection


Part 1     Part 2

A selection of Paul Motian's Vinyl

Hear readings from Motian's 1992 Notebooks- when he was beginning to write his autobiography.


Circle In the Round Love For Sale
(Cole Porter)
1979
rec. 1958
Columbia Miles Davis trumpet; John Coltrane tenor sax; Cannonball Adderley alto sax; Bill Evans acoustic piano; Paul Chambers acoustic bass; Jimmy Cobb drums
Bohemia After Dark Oscalypso
(Oscar Pettiford)
1984
rec. 1955
Affinity Donald Byrd, Ernie Royal trumpet; Bob Brookmeyer valve trombone; Gigi Gryce clarinet, alto sax; Jerome Richardson clarinet, tenor sax; Don Abney piano; Oscar Pettiford bass; Osie Johnson drums
Circle In the Round Two Bass Hit
(John Lewis/ Dizzy Gillespie)
1979
rec. 1955
Columbia Miles Davis trumpet; John Coltrane tenor sax; Cannonball Adderley alto sax; Red Garland acoustic piano; Paul Chambers acoustic bass; Philly Joe Jones drums
Bohemia After Dark Don’t Squawk
(Oscar Pettiford)
1984
rec. 1955
Affinity Donald Byrd, Ernie Royal trumpet; Bob Brookmeyer valve trombone; Gigi Gryce clarinet, alto sax; Jerome Richardson clarinet, tenor sax; Don Abney piano; Oscar Pettiford bass; Osie Johnson drums
Circle In the Round Blues No. 2
(Miles Davis)
1979
rec. 1961
Columbia Miles Davis trumpet; Hank Mobley tenor sax; Wynton Kelly acoustic piano; Paul Chambers acoustic bass; Philly Joe Jones drums
Bohemia After Dark Kamman’s A ‘Comin’
(Oscar Pettiford)
1984
rec. 1955
Affinity Donald Byrd, Ernie Royal trumpet; Bob Brookmeyer valve trombone; Gigi Gryce clarinet, alto sax; Jerome Richardson clarinet, tenor sax; Don Abney piano; Oscar Pettiford bass; Osie Johnson drums
Now’s the Time Laird Bird
(Charlie Parker)
1960
rec. 1957
Verve Charlie Parker alto sax; Teddy Kotick bass; Max Roach drums; Al Haig piano
The Amazing Bud Powell V2 Polka Dots & Moonbeams
(Burke/Van Huesen)
1985
rec. 1953
Blue Note Bud Powell piano; George Duvivier bass; Arthur Taylor drums
Now’s the Time Kim- alternate take
(Charlie Parker)
1960
rec. 1957
Verve Charlie Parker alto sax; Teddy Kotick bass; Max Roach drums; Al Haig piano
2nd Hour
The Amazing Bud Powell V2 Reets & I
(Burke/Van Huesen)
1985
rec. 1953
Blue Note Bud Powell piano; George Duvivier bass; Arthur Taylor drums
Now’s the Time Cosmic Rays
(Charlie Parker)
1960
rec. 1957
Verve Charlie Parker alto sax; Teddy Kotick bass; Max Roach drums; Al Haig piano
The Riverside Trios Tea For Two
(Youmans/Caesar)
1979
rec. 1956
Milestone Thelonius Monk piano; Oscar Pettiford bass; Art Blakey drums
Empty Bed Blues House Rent Blues 
(T. Wallace)

1972
rec. 1924
Columbia Bessie Smith vocals; Charlie Green trombone; Fletcher Henderson piano
The Riverside Trios Liza
(Gershwin)
1979
rec. 1956
Milestone Thelonius Monk piano; Oscar Pettiford bass; Art Blakey drums
Empty Bed Blues Empty Bed Blues
(J.C. Johnson)

1972
rec. 1928
Columbia Bessie Smith vocals; Charlie Green trombone; Porter Grainger piano
Bittersweet If You Could See Me Now
(Dameron/Sigman)
1964 Focus Carmen Macrae vocals; Norman Simmons piano; Victor Sproles bass; Curtis Boyd drums; Mundell Lowe guitar
Ballads Say It (Over & Over Again)
(Loesser/McHugh)
1972
rec. 1963
Impulse John Coltrane tenor sax; McCoy Tyner Jimmy Garrison bass; Elvin Jones drums
Bittersweet Second Chance
(Previn/Langdon)
1964 Focus Carmen Macrae vocals; Norman Simmons piano; Victor Sproles bass; Curtis Boyd drums; Mundell Lowe guitar
Ballads You Don’t Know What Love Is
(Raye/DePaul)
1972
rec. 1963
Impulse John Coltrane tenor sax; McCoy Tyner Jimmy Garrison bass; Elvin Jones drums
The Gene Ammons Story: Gentle Jug I Remember You
(Mercer/Schertzinger)
1977
rec. 1961
Prestige Gene Ammons tenor sax; Richard Wyands piano; Doug Watkins bass; J.C. Heard drums

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

December 11th WRFR Radio Show 9am-11am 93.3FM

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:

Selections From Paul Motian's Vinyl Collection


Some LPs from Paul Motian's collection

I'll be playing all vinyl this week and reading stories from Motian's 1992 notebooks.


Friday, December 4, 2015

Set List 12_04_15

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:

1992


Paul Motian 1990's photographer: unknown

1992- It was the Year of the Monkey!
Readings from a very early draft of Motian's Autobiography.

Motian In Tokyo Mumbo Jumbo
(Paul Motian)
1992
rec. 1991
Polydor Bill Frisell guitar; Joe Lovano tenor saxophone; Paul Motian drums
Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band Dance of the Infidels
(Bud Powell)
1993
rec. 1992
JMT Stomu Takeeigh electric bass; Joshua Redman tenor saxophone; Brad Schoeppach, Kurt Rosenwinkle electric guitars; Paul Motian drums
Motian In Tokyo It Is
(Paul Motian)
1992
rec. 1991
Polydor Bill Frisell guitar; Joe Lovano tenor saxophone; Paul Motian drums
Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band Shaw Nuff
(Charlie Parker)
1993
rec. 1992
JMT Stomu Takeeigh electric bass; Joshua Redman tenor saxophone; Brad Schoeppach, Kurt Rosenwinkle electric guitars; Paul Motian drums
Live At the Deer Head Inn You and the Night and the Music
(Schwartz/Dietz)
1994
rec. 1992
ECM Gary Peacock bass; Keith Jarrett piano; Paul Motian drums
Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band Hot House
(Tad Dameron)
1993
rec. 1992
JMT Stomu Takeeigh electric bass; Joshua Redman tenor saxophone; Brad Schoeppach, Kurt Rosenwinkle electric guitars; Paul Motian drums
Live At the Deer Head Inn It’s Easy to Remember
(Rodgers/Hart)
1994
rec. 1992
ECM Gary Peacock bass; Keith Jarrett piano; Paul Motian drums
2nd Hour
Tethered Moon-Triangle Intro 1- I Fall In Love Too Easily
(Kikuchi/Peacock/Motian)(Cahn/Styne)
1992
rec. 1991
King Records Gary Peacock bass; Masabumi ‘Poo’ Kikuchi piano; Paul Motian drums
On Broadway Volume 3 A Handful of Stars
(Shapiro/Lawrence)
1992
rec. 1991
Winter & Winter Charlie Haden bass; Lee Konitz soprano & alto sax; Bill Frisell electric guitar; Joe Lovano tenor saxophone; Paul Motian drums
Tethered Moon-Triangle Gaia
(Gary Peacock)
1992
rec. 1991
King Records Gary Peacock bass; Masabumi ‘Poo’ Kikuchi piano; Paul Motian drums
On Broadway Volume 3 Crazy She Calls Me
(Carl Signan)
1992
rec. 1991
Winter & Winter Charlie Haden bass; Lee Konitz soprano & alto sax; Bill Frisell electric guitar; Joe Lovano tenor saxophone; Paul Motian drums
Flux and Change Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
(Mercer Ellington)
1995
rec. 1992
Soul Note Enrico Pieranunzi piano; Paul Motian drums
On Broadway Volume 3 Pennies From Heaven
(Arthur Johnson)
1992
rec. 1991
Winter & Winter Charlie Haden bass; Lee Konitz soprano & alto sax; Bill Frisell electric guitar; Joe Lovano tenor saxophone; Paul Motian drums
Flux and Change All the Things You Are
(Hammerstein/Kern)
1995
rec. 1992
Soul Note Enrico Pieranunzi piano; Paul Motian drums
On Broadway Volume 3 Just One of Those Things
(Cole Porter)
1992
rec. 1991
Winter & Winter Charlie Haden bass; Lee Konitz soprano & alto sax; Bill Frisell electric guitar; Joe Lovano tenor saxophone; Paul Motian drums