Paul Motian Archive Links

Paul Motian Self Portrait abt. 1980 ©Paul Motian Archive

I'll be slowly adding links of documents, photos, and interviews of interest to Paul Motian fans and jazz researchers. You are welcome to download and use these documents for your own research but please note that items are: 
©Paul Motian Archive 
For research purposes only
No reproduction allowed without written permission. 
For PHOTOS, be sure to contact the photographer for copyright permissions.

Band Books

Notes on developing new groups and sound, 1st rehearsals with Bill Frisell


All club dates with Joe Castro plus other gigs, etc. for those months
Charles Lloyd Tours plus others
More Charles Lloyd, Keith Jarrett, Mose Allison, Charlie Haden


Archive Cassette Inventory thru 1983
search blog for date of cassette to hear selections from a tape

Cymbal Inventory
updated 1998


Very complete 1955-1989
Paul Motian's Handwritten Discography Part 2/2
Very complete 1989-2010

Paul Motian's Typed Discography

Edited by Paul Motian

78 Records From Paul Motian's Childhood Home

Images of the albums which were in the home Paul grew up in. His Aunt Maryam owned the tenement house on Tanner St. in Providence, RI and lived upstairs.  His Jazz records are the ones he left behind when he moved out on his own.

Paul Motian's Aunt's Records Armenian


Paul Motian wrote music for 2 experimental films


Paul Motian Trio at the Public Theatre

Interview Links

Links to audio: Paul Motian Interviews

11_09_2006 WKCR Lennie Tristano Tribute

Each part is 1 hour 18 minutes long
Paul Motian interview is on the last 15 minutes
Ted Panken interviews Paul Motian thru the entire part
Paul Motian on the first part, Lee Konitz interviewed towards the end

Links to transcribed Paul Motian Interviews

Tunes Played Live By Paul Motian Transcribed by Chuck Braman

PDF format- for personal use only


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