Monday, December 2, 2019

Set List 12_02_19

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet

Theme: 

Motian Recordings 1998-1999

Parts 1 & 2

Paul Motian on the Great Wall of China Nov. 1998
From L to R: Chris Potter, Steve Cardenas, Paul Motian,
Kurt Rosenwinkel, Chris Cheek
photo: ©Paul Motian Archive
Readings from Paul Motian's Band Book about the 1998 Electric BeBop Band China Tour.

Motian and the EBBB Play Monk & Powell San Francisco Holiday
(Thelonius Monk)
1999 Winter & Winter Kurt Rosenwinkel, Steve Cardenas electric guitars; Chris Potter, Chris Cheek tenors;  Steve Swallow electric bass; Paul Motian drums
Fantasm Fiasco
(Paul Motian)
1999 BMG/RCA Stephan Oliva piano; Bruno Chevillon bass; Paul Motian drums
Portrait of Duke Angelica
(Duke Ellington)
1997 Label
Bleu
France
Pietro Tonolo tenor, soprano, sopranino saxophones; Steve Swallow bass; Gil Goldstein piano, accordian; Paul Motian drums
Chansons 
d'Edith Piaf

L’accordeoniste
(Michel Emer)
1999 Winter & Winter Masabumi Kikuchi piano; Gary Peacock bass; Paul Motian drums
Around Once Around the Park
(Paul Motian)
1999 Sundance Jakob Dinesen tenor sax; Kurt Rosenwinkel guitar;Anders Christiansen bass: Paul Motian drums
Motian and the EBBB Play Monk & Powell I’ll Keep Loving You
(Bud Powell)
1999 Winter & Winter Kurt Rosenwinkel, Steve Cardenas electric guitars; Chris Potter, Chris Cheek tenors;  Steve Swallow electric bass; Paul Motian drums
Around Very Early
(Bill Evans)
1999 Sundance Jakob Dinesen tenor sax; Kurt Rosenwinkel guitar;Anders Christiansen bass: Paul Motian drums
2nd Hour
Motian and the EBBB Play Monk & Powell Blue Pearl
(Bud Powell)
1999 Winter & Winter Kurt Rosenwinkel, Steve Cardenas electric guitars; Chris Potter, Chris Cheek tenors;  Steve Swallow electric bass; Paul Motian drums
Fantasm Five Miles to Wrentham
(Paul Motian)
1999 BMG/RCA Stephan Oliva piano; Bruno Chevillon bass; Paul Motian drums
Portrait of Duke Portrait of Mahalia Jackson
(Duke Ellington)
1997 Label
Bleu
France
Pietro Tonolo tenor, soprano, sopranino saxophones; Steve Swallow bass; Gil Goldstein piano, accordian; Paul Motian drums
Around Cottontail
(Duke Ellington)
1999 Sundance Jakob Dinesen tenor sax; Kurt Rosenwinkel guitar;Anders Christiansen bass: Paul Motian drums
Portrait of Duke Fleur Carnivore
(Carla Bley)
1997 Label
Bleu
France
Pietro Tonolo tenor, soprano, sopranino saxophones; Steve Swallow bass; Gil Goldstein piano, accordian; Paul Motian drums
Motian and the EBBB Play Monk & Powell Brilliant Corners
(Thelonious Monk)
1999 Winter & Winter Kurt Rosenwinkel, Steve Cardenas electric guitars; Chris Potter, Chris Cheek tenors;  Steve Swallow electric bass; Paul Motian drums
Fantasm Etude
(Paul Motian)
1999 BMG/RCA Stephan Oliva piano; Bruno Chevillon bass; Paul Motian drums
Chansons 
d'Edith Piaf

Fais Comme
(Rivgauche/Monnot)
1999 Winter & Winter Masabumi Kikuchi piano; Gary Peacock bass; Paul Motian drums

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Dec. 2, 2019 WRFR Radio Show 3-5pm 93.3FM

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet

Theme: 

Motian Recordings 1998-1999


Paul Motian on the Great Wall of China Nov. 1998
From L to R: Chris Potter, Steve Cardenas, Paul Motian,
Kurt Rosenwinkel, Chris Cheek
photo: ©Paul Motian Archive

I'll be featuring Paul Motian & the Electric BeBop Band's album Monk & Powell, recorded just after the band toured China in 1998. I will also read from Motian's 'On the Road ' book from the tour. Motian's 1999 recordings include Jakob Dinesen's Around, Tethered Moon's Chansons d'Edith Piaf, Fantasm with Stephan Oliva & Bruno Chevillon and Pietro Tonolo's Portrait of Duke.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Set List 11_04_19

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet

Theme: 

Paul Motian 200th Podcast

Parts 1 & 2

Paul Motian  1974
Courtesy ECM Records  ©Roberto Masotti

I still have 12- 8x10" photos of the above picture to give away. Check the Facebook post for this podcast to get one.
Lots of readings from Paul Motian's unpublished autobiography.


Continuity- Live at the Half Note
Continuity
(Lennie Tristano)
Oct.1958

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- Live at the Half Note
My Baby
(Lennie Tristano)
Oct.1958

Jazz Records
Lennie Tristano piano; Warne Marsh tenor; Henry Grimes bass; Paul Motian drums
Warne Marsh
Excerpt
(Warne Marsh)
1958
Atlantic
Warne Marsh tenor sax; Paul Chambers bass; Paul Motian drums
Bluebird V2
Scrapple From the Apple
(Charlie Parker)
rec. 1949
JHR
Kenny Dorham trumpet; Charlie Parker alto sax; Al Haig piano; Tommy Potter bass: Joe Harris drums
Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band
Scrapple From the Apple
(Charlie Parker)
1993
Polydor
Paul Motian - drums Joshua Redman - tenor sax Brad Schoeppach - electric guitar (left side) Kurt Rosenwinkel - electric guitar (right side) Stomu Takeishi - electric bass
Bluebird V2
Ornithology
(Charlie Parker)
rec. 1950
JHR
Fats Navarro trumpet; Charlie Parker alto sax; Bud Powell piano; Curley Russell bass: Art Blakey drums
Reincarnation of a Love Bird
Ornithology
(Charlie Parker)
1994
Polydor
Paul Motian - drums Chris Potter - alto saxophone (left channel) Chris Cheek - tenor saxophone (right channel) Wolfgang Muthspiel - electric guitar (right channel) Kurt Rosenwinkel - electric guitar (left channel) Steve Swallow - electric bass Don Alias - percussion
2nd Hour
The Story of Maryam
5 Miles to Wrentham
(Paul Motian)

rec. July 1983/
1984
Soul Note
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Jim Pepper tenor & soprano sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Ed Schuller bass; Paul Motian drums
Live At Ryles
09/26/1984
The Story of 
Maryam
(Paul Motian)
1984
unreleased
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
Moonbeams
RE: Person I Knew
(Bill Evans)
1962
Riverside
Bill Evans piano; Chuck Israels bass; Paul Motian drums
Live At Ryles
09/26/1984
RE: Person I Knew
(Bill Evans)
1984
unreleased
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums
Moonbeams
If You Could See Me Now
(Damiron/Sigman)
1962
Riverside
Bill Evans piano; Chuck Israels bass; Paul Motian drums
Live At the Village 
Vanguard 
Vol. II
If You Could See Me Now
(Damiron/Sigman)
2010
2006
(rec.)
Winter & Winter
Paul Motian drums; Chris Potter tenor sax; Larry Grenadier bass; Mat Manieri viola; Masabumi Kikuchi piano
On Broadway 
V4
Folks Who Live On the Hill
(Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II)
2006
Winter & Winter
Chris Potter saxophone; Larry Grenadier bass; Paul Motian drums; Rebecca Martin vocals
Paul Motian in Tokyo
From Time To Time
(Paul Motian)
1991
JMT
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Nov. 4, 2019 WRFR Radio Show 3-5pm 93.3FM

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet

Theme: 

Paul Motian 200th Podcast


Paul Motian 
Courtesy ECM Records  ©Roberto Masotti

I'll be giving away 12-8x10" quality black and white copies of the above photo to celebrate the 200th Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet Episode. The show will feature some of my favorite readings and music. Call the station during the show (when music is playing only) (207) 593-0013 to get a photo. Any leftover photos will be given away through a Facebook post when I upload the podcast.
I have been on the air for almost 6 years! In the future, the podcast will be monthly but I will still be on WRFR weekly with a music show.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Set List 10_21_19

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet

Theme: 

Paul Motian in the 1970s Part 3

Parts 1 & 2

Charles Brackeen and David Izenzon 1977
On Tour in Europe with the Paul Motian Trio
photo: Paul Motian ©Paul Motian Archive

Moirage             Poem Field #2       films by Stan VanDerBeek with soundtracks by Paul Motian


VanDerBeek + VanDerBeek show at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center


Hamburg ‘72
Take Me Back
(Keith Jarrett)

2014/rec.1972
ECM
Keith Jarrett piano, soprano sax, flute, percussion; Charlie Haden double bass; Paul Motian drums, percussion
Conception 
Vessel

Inspiration From A Vietnamese Lullaby
(Paul Motian) 


1973
ECM
Paul Motian drums; Leroy Jenkins violin; Charlie Haden bass; Becky Friend flute
Hamburg ‘72
Life, Dance
(Keith Jarrett)

2014/rec.1972
ECM
Keith Jarrett piano, soprano sax, flute, percussion; Charlie Haden double bass; Paul Motian drums, percussion
1975 May 25-30 Rehearsal/Backroom Chatter 
Jarrett Quartet
Mushi Mushi Meaning

1975
unreleased
Keith Jarrett piano; Dewey Redman tenor sax; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums
Mysteries
The Impulse Years 1975-1976-
Bop-Be
Mushi Mushi
(Dewey Redman) 

rec.1976
Impulse
Keith Jarrett piano; Dewey Redman tenor sax; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums
1975 May 25-30 Rehearsal/Backroom Chatter 
Jarrett Quartet
Mushi Mushi 2 & Missing Flute

1975
unreleased
Keith Jarrett piano; Dewey Redman tenor sax; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums
1977 Jan 29 
Office Gig
Mushi Mushi
(Dewey Redman)
1977
unreleased
Charles Brackeen soprano & tenor sax; David Izenzon bass; Paul Motian drums
1975 May 25-30 Rehearsal/Backroom Chatter 
Jarrett Quartet
Not Illegal in a Plane

1975
unreleased
Keith Jarrett piano; Dewey Redman tenor sax; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums
2nd Hour
Moirage
Stan Van Der Beek
Soundtrack

Moirage
(Paul Motian)
1970
Van Der Beek 
Archive
Karl Berger vibes; David Izenson bass; Paul Motian drums
1977 June 12 
Rehearsal
Kalypso 1
(Paul Motian)
1977
unreleased
Charles Brackeen soprano & tenor sax; David Izenzon bass; Paul Motian drums
Dance
Kalypso
(Paul Motian)
1977
ECM
Paul Motian drums; Charles Brackeen saxophone; David Izenzon bass
Creative Music Studio Live
01/08/77
Oracle
(Paul Motian)
1977
unreleased
Charles Brackeen soprano & tenor sax; David Izenzon; Paul Motian drums
1977 June 12 Rehearsal
Abacus
(Paul Motian)
1977
unreleased
Charles Brackeen soprano & tenor sax; David Izenzon bass; Paul Motian drums
Le Voyage
Abacus
(Paul Motian)
1979
ECM
Paul Motian drums; Charles Brackeen saxophone; J.F. Jenny-Clark bass
1975 May 25-30 Rehearsal/Backroom Chatter
Jarrett Quartet
Unknown
Full Band
(Keith Jarrett)

1975
unreleased
Keith Jarrett piano; Dewey Redman tenor sax; Charlie Haden bass; Paul Motian drums