Paul Motian Catalog

1972 (age 41)

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

Sam Brown, guitar; Charlie Haden, bass; Paul Motian, percussion.
Butterfly and Sound Ideas Studios, NYC, November 25 & 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 issued on ECM (G) ECM 1028 (CD).
** part of ECM (G) ECM 2260-65.

1974

Paul Motian - Tribute  (ECM (G) ECM 1048)

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 issued on ECM (G) ECM 1048 (CD).
** part of ECM (G) ECM 2260-65.

1977

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

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 issued on ECM (G) ECM 1108 (CD).
** part of ECM (G) ECM 2260-65.

1979

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

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 issued on ECM (G) ECM 1138 (CD).
** part of ECM (G) ECM 2260-65.

1981 (age 50)

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

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 issued on ECM (G) ECM 1222 (CD).
** part of ECM (G) ECM 2260-65.

1983

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

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 & 28, 1983
9 X 9
5 Miles To Wrentham
The Owl Of Cranston
Trieste
Look To The Black Wall
The Story Of Maryam
** also issued on Soul Note (It) 121074-2.

1984

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

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 & 28, 1984
Jack Of Clubs
Cathedral Song
Split Decision
Hide And Go Seek
Lament
Tanner Street
Drum Music
** also issued on Soul Note (It) 121124-2.

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

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 issued on ECM (G) ECM 1283 (CD).
** part of ECM (G) ECM 2260-65.

1986

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

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 & 16, 1986
Misterioso
Abacus
Once Around The Park
Gang Of Five
Pannonica
Folk Song For Rosie
Byablue
Dance
Johnny Broken Wing
** also issued on Soul Note (It) 121174-2.

1987

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

Joe Lovano, tenor sax; Bill Frisell, electric guitar; Paul Motian, drums.
Barigozzi Studio, Milan, Italy, September 21 & 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 issued on Soul Note (It) 121224-2.

1988

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

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 issued on JMT Productions (G) 834 421-2; Winter & Winter (G) 919 020-2, 910 198-2.

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

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 issued on JMT Productions (G) 834 430-2; Winter & Winter (G) 919 029-2, 910 179-2.
** part of Winter & Winter (G) 910 200-2.

1989

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

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 issued on JMT Productions (G) 834 440-2; Winter & Winter (G) 919 038-2, 910 180-2.
** part of Winter & Winter (G) 910 200-2.

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

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
** reissue of JMT Productions (G) 834 440-1 + 1 bonus track.

1990

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

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 issued on JMT Productions (G) 834 445-2; Winter & Winter (G) 919 043-2, 910 166-2, 917 166-1.

1991 (age 60)

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

Joe Lovano, tenor sax; Bill Frisell, guitar; Paul Motian, drums.
"So.Mi.Do", Ginza Sony Bulding, Tokyo, Japan, March 28 & 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 issued on Winter & Winter (G) 919 052-2 entitled "Paul Motian - In Tokyo".

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

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 issued on Winter & Winter (G) 919 055-2 entitled "On Broadway, Vol. 3". Winter & Winter (G) 910 207-2.
** part of Winter & Winter (G) 910 200-2.

1992

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

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 issued on Winter & Winter (G) 919 061-2 entitled "Paul Motian And The Electric Bebop Band With Joshua Redman".

1993

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

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 issued on Winter & Winter (G) 919 067-2.

1994

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

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 issued on Winter & Winter (G) 919 071-2.

1995

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

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)

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 issued on Winter & Winter (G) 919 080-2 entitled "Paul Motian Trio - At The Village Vanguard".

1996

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

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 & 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)

Chris Potter, tenor sax; Larry Grenadier, acoustic bass; Paul Motian, drums; + Masabumi Kikuchi, piano; Steve Swallow, electric bass.
Avatar Studios, NYC, August 11 & 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)

Chris Cheek, Chris Potter, tenor sax; Steve Cardenas, Kurt Rosenwinkel, electric guitar; Steve Swallow, electric bass; Paul Motian, drums.
Avatar Studios, NYC, November 28 & 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)

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)

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 & 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)

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)

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)

Chris Potter, sax; Larry Grenadier, bass; Paul Motian, drums; + Masabumi Kikuchi, piano; Rebecca Martin, vocals.
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 Winter & Winter (G) 910 200-2.

2006

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

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)

Chris Potter, tenor sax; Larry Grenadier, bass; Paul Motian, drums; + Greg Osby, alto sax; Masabumi Kikuchi, piano.
"Village Vanguard", NYC, December 8, 9 & 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)

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 & 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)

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)

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 Winter & Winter (G) 910 200-2.

2009

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

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)

Bill Frisell, electric guitar; Thomas Morgan, bass; Paul Motian, drums; Petra Haden, vocals.
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 issued on Winter & Winter (G) 917 182-1.