Monday, January 14, 2019

Set List 01_14_19

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet

Theme:
More Music From the 1950's

Parts 1 & 2

Jerry Wald Band 1955
L to R Top: Jerry Wald?, Ortiz Walton, Paul Motian 

Bottom Left: Eddie Costa?, Unknown, Unknown  Right: Bill Evans, Ortiz Walton
photographer unknown ©Paul Motian Archive

Listen to the Music of Jerry Wald

Gloomy Sunday
(Laszio Javor-Sam M. Lewis- Rezso Seress)
1955
Kapp/Solar Records
Jerry Wald clarinetist & conductor; Eddie Costa vibes; Bill Evans piano; Ortiz Walton bass; Paul Motian drums; plus guitar, vocals & string orchestra
New Jazz 
Conceptions
Conception
(George Shearing)
Sept 18 & 27 1956
Riverside
Bill Evans piano; Teddy Kotick bass; Paul Motian drums
Listen to the Music of Jerry Wald

Love For Sale
(Cole Porter)
1955
Kapp/Solar Records
Jerry Wald clarinetist & conductor; Eddie Costa vibes; Bill Evans piano; Ortiz Walton bass; Paul Motian drums; plus guitar, vocals & string orchestra
New Jazz 
Conceptions
I Love You
(Cole Porter)
Sept 18 & 27 1956
Riverside
Bill Evans piano; Teddy Kotick bass; Paul Motian drums
Moondog
Drum Suite
(Moondog) 

rec. 1956/
1990
Prestige
Sam Ulano Japanese drums; Moondog trimbas; polyrythms
The Eddie Costa Quintet

Stretch In “F”
(Art Farmer)
July 1957
Interlude Records
Eddie Costa piano, vibes; Teddy Kotick bass; Paul Motian drums; Art Farmer trumpet; Phil Woods alto sax
Listen to the Music of Jerry Wald

Who Cares?
(George & Ira Gershwin)
1955
Kapp/Solar Records
Jerry Wald clarinetist & conductor; Eddie Costa vibes; Bill Evans piano; Ortiz Walton bass; Paul Motian drums; plus guitar, vocals & string orchestra
The Eddie Costa Quintet

Blues Plus Eighth
(Eddie Costa)
July 1957
Interlude Records
Eddie Costa piano, vibes; Teddy Kotick bass; Paul Motian drums; Art Farmer trumpet; Phil Woods alto sax
The Mello Sound of Don Elliot

A Waltz
(Don Elliott)
1958
Decca/Solar Records

Don Elliott trumpet, mellophone, vibes; Hal McKusick flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto and tenor sax; Barry Galbraith guitar; Ernie Furtado bass; Paul Motian drums
New Jazz 
Conceptions
Waltz For Debby
(Bill Evans)
Sept 18 & 27 1956
Riverside
Bill Evans piano; Teddy Kotick bass; Paul Motian drums
George Russell Smalltet
Jazz 
Workshop
Round Johnny Rondo
(George Russell)
Oct 17
1956
RCA Victor/BMG
George Russell arranger, leader; Art Farmer trumpet; Hal McKusick alto sax; Bill Evans piano; Barry Gilbraith guitar; Milt Hinton bass; Paul Motian drums
The Mello Sound of Don Elliot

It’s Only A Paper Moon
(Arlen/Rose/Harburg)
1958
Decca/Solar Records

Don Elliott trumpet, mellophone, vibes; Hal McKusick flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto and tenor sax; Barry Galbraith guitar; Ernie Furtado bass; Paul Motian drums
2nd Hour
Continuity
Continuity
(Lennie Tristano)
Oct.1958
Live at the Half Note
Jazz Records
Lennie Tristano piano; Warne Marsh tenor; Henry Grimes bass; Paul Motian drums
Lee Konitz Live At the Half Note
Scrapple From the Apple
(Charlie Parker)
1959
Polygram
Warne Marsh tenor sax; Lee Konitz alto sax; Bill Evans piano; Jimmy Garrison bass; Paul Motian drums
Continuity
She’s Funny That Way
(Daniels/Whiting)
Oct.1958
Live at the Half Note
Jazz Records
Lennie Tristano piano; Warne Marsh tenor; Henry Grimes bass; Paul Motian drums
Warne Marsh
Yardbird Suite
(Charlie Parker)
1958
Atlantic
Warne Marsh tenor sax; Paul Chambers bass; Paul Motian drums
Continuity
My Baby
(Lennie Tristano)
Oct.1958
Live at the Half Note
Jazz Records
Lennie Tristano piano; Warne Marsh tenor; Henry Grimes bass; Paul Motian drums
Warne Marsh
Too Close For Comfort
(Bock/Holofcener/Weiss)
1958
Atlantic
Warne Marsh tenor sax; Paul Chambers bass; Paul Motian drums
Continuity
Everything Happens To Me
(Dennis/Adair)
Oct.1958
Live at the Half Note
Jazz Records
Lennie Tristano piano; Warne Marsh tenor; Henry Grimes bass; Paul Motian drums
On Broadway 
V4
Everything Happens To Me
(Thomas Adair/ Matt Dennis)
2006
Winter & Winter
Chris Potter saxophone; Larry Grenadier bass; Paul Motian drums; Rebecca Martin vocals
Lee Konitz Live At the Half Note
April
(Lennie Tristano)
1959
Polygram
Warne Marsh tenor sax; Lee Konitz alto sax; Bill Evans piano; Jimmy Garrison bass; Paul Motian drums

Sunday, January 13, 2019

January 14, 2019 WRFR Radio Show 3-5pm 93.3FM

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet

Theme:
More Music From the 1950's

Jerry Wald Band 1955
L to R Top: Jerry Wald?, Ortiz Walton, Paul Motian 

Bottom Left: Eddie Costa?, Unknown, Unknown  Right: Bill Evans, Ortiz Walton
photographer unknown ©Paul Motian Archive

Recordings Paul Motian played on in the 1950s. Featuring readings about the first time Paul met and played with Bill Evans–in the Jerry Wald Band.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Set List 01_07_19

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet

Theme:
1957

Parts 1 & 2


Paul Motian with drum case in NYC 1958
photographer unknown ©Paul Motian Archive

Check out the Paul Motian downloadable 1957 calendar and others on the Archive Page.

Sam Most Plays Bird, Bud, Monk & Miles 
Bluebird
(Charlie Parker)
March6 & 7
1957
Bethle-hem Records
Charles Harmon, Doug Mettome, Ed Reider, Al Stewart, Don Stratton (trumpet) Jim Dahl, Bill Elton, Frank Rehak (trombone) Sam Most (flute, clarinet) Dick Meldonian, Dave Schildkraut (alto saxophone) Ed Wasserman (tenor saxophone) Marty Flax (baritone saxophone) Bob Dorough (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Paul Motian (drums)
Tony Scott & Bill Evans A Day In New York

Five
(Bill Evans)
Nov 16
1957
Fresh Sound Records Tony Scott clarinet; Bill Evans piano; Henry Grimes bass; Paul Motian drums

The Joe Puma Quartet
Jazz
Mother of Earl
(Earl Zindars)
Nov
18
1957
Jubilee Joe Puma guitar; Paul Motian drums; Bill Evans piano; Oscar Pettiford bass
Bill Evans 
The Complete Riverside Recordings
Elsa
(Earl Zindars)

rec.1961 Riverside Paul Motian drums; Bill Evans piano; Scott LaFaro bass
Sam Most Plays Bird, Bud, Monk & Miles 
Strictly Confidential
(Bud Powell)
March6 & 7
1957
Bethle-hem Records
Charles Harmon, Doug Mettome, Ed Reider, Al Stewart, Don Stratton (trumpet) Jim Dahl, Bill Elton, Frank Rehak (trombone) Sam Most (flute, clarinet) Dick Meldonian, Dave Schildkraut (alto saxophone) Ed Wasserman (tenor saxophone) Marty Flax (baritone saxophone) Bob Dorough (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Paul Motian (drums)
The Joe Puma Quartet
Jazz
Indian Summer
(Victor Herbert)
Nov
18
1957
Jubilee Joe Puma guitar; Paul Motian drums; Bill Evans piano; Oscar Pettiford bass
2nd Hour
Bohemia After Dark Oscalypso
(Oscar Pettiford)
1984
rec. 1955
Affinity Oscar Pettiford bass; Donald Byrd, Ernie Royal trumpet; Bob Brookmeyer valve trombone; Gigi Gryce clarinet, alto sax; Jerome Richardson cl, tl, fl; Don Abney piano; Osie Johnson drums 
Sam Most Plays Bird, Bud, Monk & Miles 
Round Midnight
(T. Monk)
March6 & 7
1957
Bethle-hem Records
Charles Harmon, Doug Mettome, Ed Reider, Al Stewart, Don Stratton (trumpet) Jim Dahl, Bill Elton, Frank Rehak (trombone) Sam Most (flute, clarinet) Dick Meldonian, Dave Schildkraut (alto saxophone) Ed Wasserman (tenor saxophone) Marty Flax (baritone saxophone) Bob Dorough (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Paul Motian (drums)
The Joe Puma Quartet
Jazz
I’ve Got It Bad
(Duke Ellington)
Nov
18
1957
Jubilee Joe Puma guitar; Paul Motian drums; Bill Evans piano; Oscar Pettiford bass
Tony Scott & Bill Evans A Day In New York

Just One of Those Things
(Cole Porter)
Nov 16
1957
Fresh Sound Records Tony Scott clarinet; Bill Evans piano; Henry Grimes bass; Sahib Shihab baritone sax; Jimmy Knepper trombone; Paul Motian drums

Marcy Lutes
Debut*
Cheek to Cheek
(Irving Berlin arr: Gil Evans)

Feb 15 1957 Decca or Coral Marcy Lutes vocals; Paul Motian drums…
Sam Most Plays Bird, Bud, Monk & Miles 
Serpent’s Tooth
(Miles Davis)
March6 & 7
1957
Bethle-hem Records
Charles Harmon, Doug Mettome, Ed Reider, Al Stewart, Don Stratton (trumpet) Jim Dahl, Bill Elton, Frank Rehak (trombone) Sam Most (flute, clarinet) Dick Meldonian, Dave Schildkraut (alto saxophone) Ed Wasserman (tenor saxophone) Marty Flax (baritone saxophone) Bob Dorough (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Paul Motian (drums)
Marcy Lutes
Debut*
Travelin’ Light
(Mundy/Mercer arr: Gil Evans)

Feb 15 1957 Decca or Coral Marcy Lutes vocals; Paul Motian drums…
Sam Most Plays Bird, Bud, Monk & Miles 
Half-Nelson
(Miles Davis)
March6 & 7
1957
Bethle-hem Records
Doug Mettome (trumpet) Sam Most (flute, clarinet) Dave Schildkraut (alto saxophone) Bob Dorough (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Paul Motian (drums)

Marcy Lutes
Debut*
Aren’t You Glad You’re You
(Jimmy Van Huesen arr: Gil Evans)

Feb 15 1957 Decca or Coral Marcy Lutes vocals; Paul Motian drums…
Sam Most Plays Bird, Bud, Monk & Miles 
Confirmation
(Charlie Parker)
March6 & 7
1957
Bethle-hem Records
Sam Most (flute, clarinet) Dave Schildkraut (alto saxophone) Bob Dorough (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Paul Motian (drums)



* My info in the archive doesn't quite jibe with the info I found online about this obscure album. But I believe Paul Motian. Let me know if you have any info on it.