Paul Motian Catalog

1972 (age 41)

Paul Motian - Conception Vessel   ECM (G) ECM 1028   1973

Sam Brown, guitar; Charlie Haden, bass; Paul Motian, percussion.

Butterfly and Sound Ideas Studios, NYC, November 25 and 26, 1972

Georgian Bay

Paul Motian, percussion.

Ch'i Energy

Sam Brown, guitar; Charlie Haden, bass; Paul Motian, percussion.

Rebica

Keith Jarrett, piano; Paul Motian, percussion.

Conception Vessel

Keith Jarrett, flute; Paul Motian, percussion.

American Indian: Song Of Sitting Bull

Becky Friend, flute; Leroy Jenkins, violin; Charlie Haden, bass; Paul Motian, percussion.

Inspiration From A Vietnamese Lullaby

** also released on ECM (G) ECM 1028 (CD).
** part of Paul Motian, ECM (G) ECM 2260-65 in 2013.

1974

Paul Motian - Tribute   ECM (G) ECM 1048   1975

Carlos Ward, alto sax; Sam Brown, acoustic, electric guitar; Paul Metzke, electric guitar; Charlie Haden, bass; Paul Motian, percussion.

Generation Sound Studios, NYC, May, 1974

Victoria
Tuesday Ends Saturday
War Orphans
Sod House
Song For Che

** also released on ECM (G) ECM 1048 (CD).
** part of Paul Motian, ECM (G) ECM 2260-65 in 2013.

1977

Paul Motian Trio - Dance   ECM (G) ECM 1108   1978

Charles Brackeen, soprano, tenor sax; David Izenzon, bass; Paul Motian, drums, percussion.

Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, September, 1977

Waltz Song
Dance
Kalypso
Asia
Prelude
Lullaby

** also released on ECM (G) ECM 1108 (CD).
** part of Paul Motian, ECM (G) ECM 2260-65 in 2013.

1979

Paul Motian Trio - Le Voyage   ECM (G) ECM 1138   1979

Charles Brackeen, tenor, soprano sax; J.F. Jenny-Clark, bass; Paul Motian, drums, percussion.

Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, March, 1979

Folk Song For Rosie
Abacus
Cabala / Drum Music
The Sunflower
Le Voyage

** also released on ECM (G) ECM 1138 (CD).
** part of Paul Motian, ECM (G) ECM 2260-65 in 2013.

1981 (age 50)

Paul Motian Band - Psalm   ECM (G) ECM 1222   1982

Joe Lovano, tenor sax; Billy Drewes, tenor, alto sax; Bill Frisell, guitar; Ed Schuller, bass; Paul Motian, drums.

Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, December, 1981

Psalm
White Magic
Boomerang
Fantasm
Mandeville
Second Hand
Etude
Yahllah

** also released on ECM (G) ECM 1222 (CD).
** part of Paul Motian, ECM (G) ECM 2260-65 in 2013.

1983

Paul Motian - The Story Of Maryam   Soul Note (It) SN 1074   1984

Joe Lovano, tenor sax; Jim Pepper, tenor, soprano sax; Bill Frisell, electric guitar; Ed Schuller, bass; Paul Motian, drums.

Barigozzi Studio, Milan, Italy, July 27 and 28, 1983

9 X 9
5 Miles To Wrentham
The Owl Of Cranston
Trieste
Look To The Black Wall
The Story Of Maryam

** also released on Soul Note (It) 121074-2.

1984

Paul Motian Quintet - Jack Of Clubs   Soul Note (It) SN 1124   1985

Joe Lovano, tenor sax; Jim Pepper, tenor, soprano sax; Bill Frisell, electric guitar; Ed Schuller, bass; Paul Motian, drums.

Barigozzi Studio, Milan, Italy, March 26, 27 and 28, 1984

Jack Of Clubs
Cathedral Song
Split Decision
Hide And Go Seek
Lament
Tanner Street
Drum Music

** also released on Soul Note (It) 121124-2 in 1985.

Paul Motian Trio - It Should've Happened A Long Time Ago   ECM (G) ECM 1283   1985

Joe Lovano, tenor sax; Bill Frisell, guitar, guitar synthesizer; Paul Motian, drums, percussion.

Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, July, 1984

It Should've Happened A Long Time Ago
Fiasco
Conception Vessel
Introduction
India
In The Year Of The Dragon
Two Women From Padua

** also released on ECM (G) ECM 1283 (CD).
** part of Paul Motian, ECM (G) ECM 2260-65 in 2013.

1986

Paul Motian Quintet - Misterioso   Soul Note (It) 121174-1   1987

Joe Lovano, tenor sax; Jim Pepper, tenor, soprano sax; Bill Frisell, electric guitar; Ed Schuller, bass; Paul Motian, drums.

Barigozzi Studio, Milan, Italy, July 14, 15 and 16, 1986

Misterioso
Abacus
Once Around The Park
Gang Of Five
Pannonica
Folk Song For Rosie
Byablue
Dance
Johnny Broken Wing

** also released on Soul Note (It) 121174-2 in 1987.

1987

Paul Motian Trio - One Time Out   Soul Note (It) 121224-1   1989

Joe Lovano, tenor sax; Bill Frisell, electric guitar; Paul Motian, drums.

Barigozzi Studio, Milan, Italy, September 21 and 22, 1987

One Time Out
If You Could See Me Now
For The Love Of Sarah
The Storyteller
Portrait Of T.
Morpion
Monk's Mood
Good Idea
Circle Dance

** also released on Soul Note (It) 121224-2 in 1989.

1988

Paul Motian - Monk In Motian   JMT Productions (G) 834 421-1   1988

Joe Lovano, tenor sax; Bill Frisell, guitar; Paul Motian, drums; with Dewey Redman, tenor sax #4,8; Geri Allen, piano #3,9.

A&R Studios, NYC, March, 1988

1.Crepuscule With Nellie
2.Justice (Evidence)
3.Ruby, My Dear
4.Straight, No Chaser
5.Bye-Ya
6.Ugly Beauty
7.Trinkle, Tinkle
8.Epistrophy
9.Off Minor
10.Reflections

** also released on JMT Productions (G) 834 421-2 in 1988; Winter & Winter (G) 919 020-2 in 2002, 910 198-2 in 2012.

Paul Motian - On Broadway Vol. 1   JMT Productions (G) 834 430-1   1989

Joe Lovano, tenor sax; Bill Frisell, electric guitar; Charlie Haden, bass; Paul Motian, drums.

RPM Sound Studios, NYC, November, 1988

Liza
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
They Didn't Believe Me
What Is This Thing Called Love
My Heart Belongs To Daddy
Last When We Were Young
I Concentrate On You
Someone To Watch Over Me
So In Love

** also released on JMT Productions (G) 834 430-2 in 1989; Winter & Winter (G) 919 029-2 in 2003, 910 179-2 in 2010.
** part of On Broadway Vols. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Winter & Winter (G) 910 200-2 in 2012.

1989

Paul Motian - On Broadway Vol. 2   JMT Productions (G) 834 440-1   1990

Joe Lovano, tenor sax; Bill Frisell, electric guitar; Charlie Haden, bass; Paul Motian, drums.

RPM Sound Studios, NYC, September, 1989

Good Morning Heartache
You And The Night And The Music
Moonlight Becomes You
But Not For Me
Bess, Oh Where Is My Bess
I Got Rhythm
All The Things You Are
Nice Work If You Can Get It
It Might As Well Be Spring
Look To The Rainbow

** also released on JMT Productions (G) 834 440-2 in 1990; Winter & Winter (G) 919 038-2 in 2003, 910 180-2 in 2011.
** part of On Broadway Vols. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Winter & Winter (G) 910 200-2 in 2012.

Paul Motian - On Broadway Vol. 2   JMT Productions (G) 834 440-2   1990

Joe Lovano, tenor sax; Bill Frisell, electric guitar; Charlie Haden, bass; Paul Motian, drums.: same session.

RPM Sound Studios, NYC, September, 1989

Body And Soul

** originally released on JMT Productions (G) 834 440-1 in 1990 + 1 bonus track.

1990

Paul Motian - Bill Evans   JMT Productions (G) 834 445-1   1990

Joe Lovano, tenor sax; Bill Frisell, guitar; Marc Johnson, bass; Paul Motian, drums; Bill Evans, composer.

Sorcerer Sound, NYC, May, 1990

Show-Type Tune
Turn Out The Stars
Walkin' Up
Very Early
Five
Time Remembered
34 Skidoo
Re: Person I Knew
Children's Play Song

** also released on JMT Productions (G) 834 445-2 in 1990; Winter & Winter (G) 919 043-2 in 2003, 910 166-2 in 2009, 917 166-1 in 2015.

1991 (age 60)

Bill Frisell And Joe Lovano With Paul Motian - In Tokyo   JMT Productions (G) 849 154-2   1992

Joe Lovano, tenor sax; Bill Frisell, guitar; Paul Motian, drums.

So.Mi.Do, Ginza Sony Bulding, Tokyo, Japan, March 28 and 29, 1991

From Time To Time
Shakalaka
Kathelin Gray
The Hoax
Mumbo Jumbo
Birdsong I
Mode VI
2 Women From Padua
It Is
Birdsong II

** also released on Paul Motian - In Tokyo, Winter & Winter (G) 919 052-2 in 2004.

Paul Motian - On Broadway Vol. III   JMT Productions (G) 849 157-2   1992

Joe Lovano, tenor sax; Bill Frisell, guitar; Charlie Haden, bass; Paul Motian, drums; with Lee Konitz, soprano, alto sax.

Sigma Sound Studios, NYC, August, 1991

How Deep Is The Ocean
I Wish I Knew
Just One Of Those Things
Crazy She Calls Me
Tico Tico
Weaver Of Dreams
The Way You Look Tonight
Handfull Of Stars
Pennies From Heaven
Skylark

** also released on On Broadway Vol. 3, Winter & Winter (G) 919 055-2 in 2004. and on Winter & Winter (G) 910 207-2 in 2013.
** part of On Broadway Vols. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Winter & Winter (G) 910 200-2 in 2012.

1992

Paul Motian And The Electric Bebop Band   JMT Productions (G) 514 004-2   1993

Joshua Redman, tenor sax; Brad Schoeppach, left: electric guitar; Kurt Rosenwinkel, right: electric guitar; Stomu Takeishi, electric bass; Paul Motian, drums.

The Power Station, NYC, April, 1992

Shaw-Nuff
I Waited For You
Dance Of The Infidels
Darn That Dream
Hot House
Dizzy Atmosphere
Scrapple From The Apple
-
Monk's Dream
52nd Street Theme

** also released on Paul Motian And The Electric Bebop Band With Joshua Redman, Winter & Winter (G) 919 061-2 in 2004.

1993

Paul Motian Trio - Trioism   JMT Productions (G) 514 012-2   1994

Joe Lovano, tenor sax; Bill Frisell, guitar; Paul Motian, drums; with Dewey Redman, tenor sax #8.

RPM Sound Studios, NYC, June, 1993

1.It Should've Happened A Long Time Ago
2.Cosmology
3.Blue Midnight
4.Congestion
5.Monica's Garden
6.Jack Of Clubs
7.Play
8.In Remembrance Of Things Past
9.Zabel
10.Endgame

** also released on Winter & Winter (G) 919 067-2 in 2005.

1994

Paul Motian And The Electric Bebop Band - Reincarnation Of A Love Bird   JMT Productions (G) 514 016-2   1994

Chris Potter, left: alto, tenor sax; Chris Cheek, right: tenor sax; Kurt Rosenwinkel, left: guitar; Wolfgang Muthspiel, right: guitar; Steve Swallow, bass; Paul Motian, drums.

The Power Station, NYC, June, 1994

Split Decision
Half-Nelson
Ask Me How
Reincarnation Of A Love Bird
Skippy
2 Bass Hit
Waseenonet
Ornithology
'Round Midnight
Be-Bop
Split Decision

** also released on Winter & Winter (G) 919 071-2 in 2005.

1995

The Paul Motian Trio - Sound Of Love   Winter & Winter (G) 910 008-2   1997

Joe Lovano, tenor sax; Bill Frisell, electric guitar; Paul Motian, drums.

Village Vanguard, NYC, June 7-10, 1995

Misterioso
Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love
Mumbo Jumbo
Once Around The Park
Good Morning Heartache
Epistrophy
Play

The Paul Motian Trio - At The Village Vanguard - You Took The Words Right Out Of My Heart   JMT Productions (G) 514 028-2   1995

Joe Lovano, tenor sax; Bill Frisell, guitar, guitar synthesizer; Paul Motian, drums.

Village Vanguard, NYC, June, 1995

You Took The Words Right Out Of My Heart
Abacus
Folk Song For Rosie
The Owl Of Cranston
5 Miles To Wrentham
Yahllah
The Sunflower
Circle Dance

** also released on Paul Motian Trio - At The Village Vanguard, Winter & Winter (G) 919 080-2 in 2005.

1996

Paul Motian And The Electric Bebop Band - Flight Of The Blue Jay   Winter & Winter (G) 910 009-2   1997

Chris Potter, left: tenor sax; Chris Cheek, right: tenor sax; Kurt Rosenwinkel, left: electric guitar; Brad Schoeppach, right: electric guitar; Steve Swallow, electric bass; Paul Motian, drums.

Avatar Studios, NYC, August 20 and 21, 1996

Flight Of The Blue Jay
Pannonica
Brad's Bag
Celia
Blue Room
Milestones
Light Blue
Conception
East Coast
Barbados
Work

1997

Paul Motian Trio 2000 + One   Winter & Winter (G) 910 032-2   1998

Chris Potter, tenor sax; Larry Grenadier, acoustic bass; Paul Motian, drums; + Masabumi Kikuchi, piano; Steve Swallow, electric bass.

Avatar Studios, NYC, August 11 and 12, 1997

From Time To Time
Dance
One In Three
Pas De Deux
The Sunflower
Bend Over Backwards
Last Call
Protoplasm

1998

Paul Motian And The E.B.B.B. - Play Monk And Powell   Winter & Winter (G) 910 045-2   1999

Chris Cheek, Chris Potter, tenor sax; Steve Cardenas, Kurt Rosenwinkel, electric guitar; Steve Swallow, electric bass; Paul Motian, drums.

Avatar Studios, NYC, November 28 and 29, 1998

We See
I'll Keep Loving You
Brilliant Corners
Rootie Tootie
Blue Pearl
Boo Boo's Birthday
Wail
San Francisco Holiday
Parisian Thoroughfare

2000

Paul Motian And The E.B.B.B. - Europe   Winter & Winter (G) 910 063-2   2001

Chris Cheek, left: tenor sax; Pietro Tonolo, right: tenor, soprano sax; Steve Cardenas, left: guitar; Ben Monder, right: guitar; Anders Christensen, electric bass; Paul Motian, drums.

Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany, July 2-5, 2000

Oska T
Birdfeathers
Blue Midnight
Introspection
New Moon
Fiasco
Gallops Gallop
If You Could See Me Now
2300 Skidoo

2001 (age 70)

Paul Motian And The E.B.B.B. - Holiday For Strings   Winter & Winter (G) 910 069-2   2002

Chris Cheek, left: tenor sax; Pietro Tonolo, right: tenor, soprano sax; Steve Cardenas, left: guitar; Ben Monder, right: guitar; Anders Christensen, electric bass; Paul Motian, drums.

November 10, 11 and 12, 2001

Arabesque
5 Miles To Wrentham
Morpion
Luteous Pangolin
Look To The Black Wall
Holiday For Strings
Endgame
It Never Entered My Mind
Roundup
Oh, What A Beautiful Morning

2004

Paul Motian - I Have The Room Above Her   ECM (G) ECM 1902   2005

Joe Lovano, tenor sax; Bill Frisell, guitar; Paul Motian, drums.

Avatar Studios, NYC, April, 2004

Osmosis, Part III
Sketches
Odd Man Out
Shadows
I Have The Room Above Her
Osmosis, Part I
Dance
Harmony
The Riot Act
The Bag Man
One In Three
Dreamland

Paul Motian Band - Garden Of Eden   ECM (G) ECM 1917   2006

Chris Cheek, Tony Malaby, sax; Jakob Bro, Steve Cardenas, Ben Monder, guitar; Jerome Harris, bass; Paul Motian, drums.

Avatar Studios, NYC, November, 2004

Pithecanthropus Erectus
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Etude
Mesmer
Mumbo Jumbo
Desert Dream
Balata
Bill
Endless
Prelude 2 Narcissus
Garden Of Eden
Manhattan Melodrama
Evidence
Cheryl

2005

Paul Motian Trio 2000 + One - On Broadway Vol. 4 Or The Paradox Of Continuity   Winter & Winter (G) 910 125-2   2006

Chris Potter, sax; Larry Grenadier, bass; Paul Motian, drums; + Masabumi Kikuchi, piano; Rebecca Martin, vocal.

Avatar Studios, NYC, November, 2005

The Last Dance
Tea For Two
In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town
Never Let Me Go
-
Folks Who Live On The Hill
Everything Happens To Me
Last Night When We Were Young
Born To Be Blue
Brother Can You Spare A Dime
I Loves You, Porgy
You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me
How Long Has This Been Going On

** part of On Broadway Vols. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Winter & Winter (G) 910 200-2 in 2012.

2006

Paul Motian - Time And Time Again   ECM (G) ECM 1992   2007

Joe Lovano, tenor sax; Bill Frisell, guitar; Paul Motian, drums.

Avatar Studios, NYC, May, 2006

Cambodia
Wednesday
Onetwo
Whirlpool
In Remembrance Of Things Past
K.T.
This Nearly Was Mine
Party Line
Light Blue
Time And Time Again

Paul Motian Trio 2000 + Two - Live At The Village Vanguard Vol. 1   Winter & Winter (G) 910 133-2   2007

Chris Potter, tenor sax; Larry Grenadier, bass; Paul Motian, drums; + Greg Osby, alto sax; Masabumi Kikuchi, piano.

Village Vanguard, NYC, December 8, 9 and 10, 2006

Standard Time
If You Could See Me Now
Olivia's Dream
Morrock
Last Call

Paul Motian Trio 2000 + Two - Live At The Village Vanguard Vol. II   Winter & Winter (G) 910 143-2   2008

Chris Potter, tenor sax; Larry Grenadier, bass; Paul Motian, drums; + Greg Osby, alto sax; Mat Maneri, viola; Masabumi Kikuchi, piano.

Village Vanguard, NYC, December 8, 9 and 10, 2006

Till We Meet Again
Sunflower
The Third Walk
Ten
The Divider
If You Could See Me Now
Fiasco

Paul Motian Trio 2000 + Two - Live At The Village Vanguard Volume III   Winter & Winter (G) 910 172-2   2010

Chris Potter, tenor sax; Larry Grenadier, bass; Paul Motian, drums; + Mat Maneri, viola; Masabumi Kikuchi, piano.

Village Vanguard, NYC, December, 2006

And So To Sleep Again
Ten
The Third Walk
The Hoax
Gang Of 5
Standard Time

2008

Paul Motian Trio 2000 + Two - On Broadway Vol. 5   Winter & Winter (G) 910 148-2   2009

Loren Stillman, sax; Thomas Morgan, bass; Paul Motian, drums; + Michael Attias, sax; Masabumi Kikuchi, piano.

Avatar Studios, NYC, June, 2008

Morrock
Something I Dreamed Last Night
Just A Gigolo
I See Your Faces Before Me
A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
Midnight Sun
Sue Me

** part of On Broadway Vols. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Winter & Winter (G) 910 200-2 in 2012.

2009

Paul Motian - Lost In A Dream   ECM (G) ECM 2128   2010

Chris Potter, tenor sax; Jason Moran, piano; Paul Motian, drums.

Village Vanguard, NYC, February, 2009

Mode VI
Casino
Lost In A Dream
Blue Midnight
Be Careful It's My Heart
Birdsong
Ten
Drum Music
Abacus
Cathedral Song

2010

Paul Motian - The Windmills Of Your Mind   Winter & Winter (G) 910 182-2   2011

Bill Frisell, electric guitar; Thomas Morgan, bass; Paul Motian, drums; Petra Haden, vocal.

Sear Sound, NYC, September, 2010

Introduction (1)
Tennessee Waltz
The Windmills Of Your Mind
Let's Face The Music And Dance
Lover Man
It's Been A Long, Long Time
Little Foot
Easy Living
I've Got A Crush On You
Backup
I Loves You, Porgy
Trieste
If I Could Be With You
Wednesday's Gone
I Remember You
Introduction (2)

** also released on Winter & Winter (G) 917 182-1 in 2012.