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Paul Motian trio

Discussion in 'Recordings [DB]' started by oliebrice, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. oliebrice


    Apr 7, 2003
    Hastings, UK
    The new Paul Motian trio album "I Have the Room Above Her", is one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard. Paul on drums, Bill Frisell on guitar, and Joe Lovano on tenor.
    no bass, but very, very highly reccomended. Its on ECM. review here:
  2. FractalUniverse

    FractalUniverse Guest

    Jan 26, 2002
    Valparaíso, Chile
    interesting, i really like the "jazzy" side of bill frisell, wich is always very atmospheric and somewhat "dark", his timbre is also great.
    paul motian's playing is one of my favorites, lot's of melody and musicallity on those drums,as if he knew what to put in the music at the right moment.... not sure about lovano, but i think i'm gonna get that record...
    thanks for the info
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    This reminded me - I'm off to Jazz Summer School in less than 2 weeks now!! :)

    So, last year I spent most of the time with Martin Speake (alto Sax) as tutor for our small group - he has worked with Paul Motian and he played us a few recordings and we did some Paul Motian tunes - I still have the charts - photocopies of the handwritten originals - some really nice stuff!!

    For one of the tunes that we played in the evening Jazz Club, we were augmented by an electric viola player and it was a sort of open improvisation based on the tune, but with no chords...very interesting to play as bassist.

    I think it was called "It should have happened a Long Time ago" ...?
  4. oliebrice


    Apr 7, 2003
    Hastings, UK
    Bruce, any chance I could get copies of those charts? Paul Motian is one of my favbourite composers...
    also, is it Glamorgan you're going to? if so, see you there!
  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Yes, I'll be there on 24th July - I think Howard K is also going !! :)

    I'll bring along the charts I can find - I've got piles of these things from previous years!