Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet Radio Show Is Moving To A New Day and Time!

          Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet is Moving 
                    to Mondays from 4-6pm


Paul Motian's Apartment before moving 2011

The radio show is moving to a new day and time. Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet can now be heard on Mondays from 4-6 pm. The podcast should be up late on Monday nights. There will still be 3 shows per month- the first 3 Mondays of the month. No show the last Monday of the month. The next show will be May 1st, 2017.




Friday, April 14, 2017

Set List 04_14_17

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
Three Guys: Konitz, Swallow, Motian


Courtesy Enja Records


Three Guys Eiderdown
(Steve Swallow)
1999 Enja Paul Motian drums; Lee Konitz saxophone; Steve Swallow 
electric bass
Andando el Tiempo

Camino El Volver
(Carla Bley)
2016 ECM Carla Bley piano; Steve Swallow bass; Andy Shepard tenor and soprano sax
Three Guys Luiza
(Antonio Carlos Jobim)
1999 Enja Paul Motian drums; Lee Konitz saxophone; Steve Swallow 
electric bass
Into the Woodwork Grisley Business
(Steve Swallow)
2013 Xtra
Watt/
ECM
Steve Swallow bass guitar; Carla Bley organ; Steve Cardenas guitar; Chris Cheek tenor sax; Jorge Rossy drums
Three Guys Johnny Broken Wing
(Paul Motian)
1999 Enja Paul Motian drums; Lee Konitz saxophone; Steve Swallow 
electric bass
Into the Woodwork Into the Woodwork
(Steve Swallow)
2013 Xtra
Watt/
ECM
Steve Swallow bass guitar; Carla Bley organ; Steve Cardenas guitar; Chris Cheek tenor sax; Jorge Rossy drums
Three Guys A Minor Blues on F
(Lee Konitz)
1999 Enja Paul Motian drums; Lee Konitz saxophone; Steve Swallow 
electric bass
Trio 2000 + 1 Bend Over Backwards
(Steve Swallow)
1997 Winter & 
Winter
Paul Motian drums, Chris Potter tenor sax, Steve Swallow electric bass, Larry Grenadier acoustic bass, Masabumi Kikuchi piano
2nd Hour
Three Guys From Time To Time
(Paul Motian)
1999 Enja Paul Motian drums; Lee Konitz saxophone; Steve Swallow 
electric bass
Trio 2000 + 1 From Time To Time
(Paul Motian)
1997 Winter & 
Winter
Paul Motian drums, Chris Potter tenor sax, Steve Swallow electric bass, Larry Grenadier acoustic bass, Masabumi Kikuchi piano
Three Guys Ladies’ Waders
(Steve Swallow)
1999 Enja Paul Motian drums; Lee Konitz saxophone; Steve Swallow 
electric bass
Footloose Floater
(Paul Bley)
1963 Savoy Records Pete LaRoca drums; Steve 
Swallow electric bass; Paul Bley piano
Three Guys Thingin’
(Lee Konitz)
1999 Enja Paul Motian drums; Lee Konitz saxophone; Steve Swallow 
electric bass
Live In 
London
Scrapple From the Apple
(Charlie Parker)
1966 You Tube Stan Getz tenor sax; Gary Burton vibes; Steve Swallow bass; Roy Haynes drums
Three Guys Come Rain Or Come Shine
(Arlen/Mercer)
1999 Enja Paul Motian drums; Lee Konitz saxophone; Steve Swallow 
electric bass
Into the Woodwork Sad Old Candle
(Steve Swallow)
2013 Xtra
Watt/
ECM
Steve Swallow bass guitar; Carla Bley organ; Steve Cardenas guitar; Chris Cheek tenor sax; Jorge Rossy drums

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

April 14, 2017 WRFR Radio Show 9-11am 93.3FM

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
Three Guys: Konitz, Swallow, Motian

1999 CD Label Courtesy Enja Records

I'll be featuring the 1999 Enja release Three Guys this week. Steve Swallow will be playing in the Mike McGinnis Trio in Portland, ME this night April 14 8pm at Woodford's Church.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Set List 04_07_17

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
Paul Motian Pianist
with studio guest Steve Lindsay


Paul Motian's piano- an Everett Baby Grand that he
purchased from Keith Jarrett in 1974. 

Set List that was with the featured Piano Rehearsal Cassette
© Paul Motian Archive

Le Voyage Le Voyage
(Paul Motian)
1979 ECM Paul Motian drums; Charles Brackeen saxophone; J.F. Jenny-Clark bass
1978 Piano Practice Le Voyage
(Paul Motian)
<1978 Unreleased Paul Motian piano
1978 Piano Practice Armenian Melody in A
(Paul Motian)
<1978 Unreleased Paul Motian piano
Psalm Yahllah
(Paul Motian)
1982 ECM Joe Lovano tenor sax; Billy Drewes tenor & alto sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Ed Schuller bass; Paul Motian drums
1978 Piano Practice Armenian Melody 2
(Paul Motian)
<1978 Unreleased Paul Motian piano
1978 Piano Practice Armenian Melody 2b
(Paul Motian)
<1978 Unreleased Paul Motian piano
Tribute Victoria
(Paul Motian)
1975 ECM Carlos Ward alto saxophone;  Sam Brown guitar; Paul Metzke electric guitar; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian percussion
2nd Hour
1978 Piano Practice Etude
(Paul Motian)
<1978 Unreleased Paul Motian piano
Psalm Etude
(Paul Motian)
1982 ECM Joe Lovano tenor sax; Billy Drewes tenor & alto sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Ed Schuller bass; Paul Motian drums
1978 Piano Practice Old Version Maryam
(Paul Motian)
<1978 Unreleased Paul Motian piano
The Story of Maryam The Story of Maryam
(Paul Motian)
1984 Soul Note Joe Lovano tenor sax; Jim Pepper tenor & soprano sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Ed Schuller bass; Paul Motian drums
1978 Piano Practice Cabala
(Paul Motian)
<1978 Unreleased Paul Motian piano
Le Voyage Cabala/Drum Music
(Paul Motian)
1979 ECM Paul Motian drums; Charles Brackeen saxophone; J.F. Jenny-Clark bass
1978 Piano Practice Improvised Blues
(Paul Motian)
<1978 Unreleased Paul Motian piano

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April 7, 2017 WRFR Radio Show 9-11am 93.3FM

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
Paul Motian Pianist
with studio guest Steve Lindsay

Paul Motian's Notes
from solo piano rehearsal cassette 1978

I recently found and had digitized, a cassette of Paul Motian practicing piano. Fortuitously, I met and talked to Paul's piano teacher, Deborah Greene. Paul was not a natural at the piano but a dedicated student.
I'll play the rehearsal recordings for comparison to music Paul wrote before, during and after he took piano lessons.
Local artist and piano player Steve Lindsay will be on the show to help me talk about it all.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

March 25, 2017 Happy Birthday Paul Motian


Paul Motian 1950s
Check out images of Paul Motian's Teenage Jazz Record Collection (on 78 rpm records): 

Part 1      Part 2 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

March 24, 2017 WRFR Radio Show 9-11am 93.3FM

I'll be out of town this week so you'll hear a repeat of this episode from May 2015 featuring an interview with John Rogers.

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
Jazz Photographer John Rogers
  
Paul Motian & Chick Corea at the 
Village Vanguard 2010
courtesy John Rogers

For more info and photos:






Paul Motian courtesy John Rogers




















Live At Birdland

I Fall In Love Too Easily
(Julie Styne/ Sammy Cahn)
2011
rec. 2009
ECMLee Konitz alto sax; Brad Mehldau piano; Charlie Haden double-bass; Paul Motian drums
Lost In A DreamDrum Music
(Paul Motian)
2010
rec. 2009
ECMChris Potter tenor sax; Jason Moran piano; Paul Motian drums
Lost In A DreamMode VI
(Paul Motian)
2010
rec. 2009
ECMChris Potter tenor sax; Jason Moran piano; Paul Motian drums
Further ExplorationsMode VI
(Paul Motian)
2012
rec. 2010
Concord JazzChick Corea piano; Eddie Gomez bass; Paul Motian drums
SunriseSo What Variations
(Kikuchi/Morgan/Motian)
2012
rec. 
2009
ECMMasabumi Kikuchi piano;
Thomas Morgan bass; Paul
Motian drums
Windmills of Your MindBackup
(Paul Motian)
2011
rec. 2010
Winter & WinterThomas Morgan bass; Paul
Motian drums; Bill Frisell guitar
SunriseLast Ballad
(Kikuchi/Morgan/Motian)
2012
rec. 
2009
ECMMasabumi Kikuchi piano;
Thomas Morgan bass; Paul
Motian drums
Windmills of Your MindI Loves You Porgy
(Gershwin/Gershwin)
2011
rec. 2010
Winter & WinterThomas Morgan bass; Paul
Motian drums; Petra Haden
vocals; Bill Frisell guitar
EuropeFiasco
(Paul Motian)
2001Winter & WinterSteve Cardenas , Ben Monder
guitar; Anders Christiansen
electric bass; Paul Motian drums; Chris Cheek tenor sax; Pietro Tonolo tenor & soprano sax
2nd Hour
Motian In TokyoKathelin Grey
(Paul Motian)
rec.1984/
1985
JMT/Winter & WinterJoe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
I Have the Room Above HerI Have the Room Above Her
(Paul Motian)
2005ECMJoe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums

Motian In TokyoMumbo Jumbo
(Paul Motian)
rec.1984/
1985
JMT/Winter & WinterJoe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
INTERVIEW with Jazz Photographer John Rogers
Trio 64Little Lulu
(Kay/Wise/Lippman)
1963VerveBill Evans piano; Gary Peacock bass; Paul Motian drums
Time and Time AgainCambodia
(Paul Motian)
2007
rec. 2006
ECMJoe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums