Motian Songbooks

The Compositions of
Paul Motian

Volume 1 • 1973-1989        Volume 2 • 1990-2011

$24.95 USD each


Volume 2
Volume 1


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Sample page. All compositions are in Paul Motian's handwriting.




Volume 1 • 1973-1989

Softcover Spiral Binding   

88 pages   

64 original compositions • 5 unreleased

Music Essay by Bill Frisell, Notes by Steve Cardenas
Publisher: Cynthia McGuirl (2016)                                   
Language: English
ISBN# 978-1-940244-75-4
Dimensions: 9" x 12" x .375"
Weight: 15.4 oz
Price: $24.95 USD  

Volume 1 Table of Contents


Almost all of the songs in Volume 1 were originally recorded on these 5-CD Sets: 
ECM 5-CD Set                              Soul Note 5-CD Set

5 Podcasts of Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet play the songs from the Volume 1 Composition Book in alphabetical order. Listen below:  

Paul Motian Compositions S-Z    Part 1  Part 2

Volume 2 • 1990-2011
Softcover Spiral Binding
96 pages
67 original compositions • 15 unreleased
Music Essay by Joe Lovano, Notes by Steve Cardenas
Publisher: Cynthia McGuirl (2018)
Language: English
ISBN# 978-0-9996768-0-6
Dimensions: 9" x 12" x .4"
Weight: 16 oz
Price: $24.95 USD
                                                                                  

Volume 2 Table of Contents

Publisher's Note:
I (Cindy McGuirl, Paul Motian's niece) have self published these volumes and I am selling the books myself. My goal to sell enough copies of Volume 1 to be able to publish Volume 2 has been successful. I do my best to ship orders within 2 days of receiving them. 
Please help spread the word by telling other people about the book. 
Thank you for supporting the music of Paul Motian!

I have no plan to offer an electronic version of this book.

5 comments:

  1. Paul Motian was the most original composer this side of Thelonious Monk. His music deserves to be played. I hope to see some day a series of Bill Frisell recordings (volumes 1, 2, 3, ....) with a rotating roster of guest musicians, featuring the compositions of Paul Motian.

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    1. Check out Small Town with a great version of It Should've Happened A Long Time Ago. https://www.amazon.com/Small-Town-Frisell-Thomas-Morgan/dp/B06XRJNC4K

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  2. This looks awesome. Motion was one of my favorite jazz drummers and his simple (sometimes complex) almost folk-like tunes have been an influence on me as a struggling jazz composer. Let me not forget to mention too that his work with Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, the Paul Motian Trio and his Electric Bebop Band as being some of my favorite jazz records.

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  3. The first volume of Paul's compositions is wonderful! Thank you so much for doing this! Is there a kick-starter or any way I can contribute to helping make the second volume available?

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    1. Thank you. I'm on track to raise enough funds for Volume 2 by the sales of Volume 1. You could buy more copies and give them away, convince your friends to buy copies, and/or convince your local bookstore/music shop to sell the book. I'm scanning the Volume 2 songs alphabetically and I'm on E. It's a bit slow going.

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