An update to the previous post:
Our man John McCarthy will pay tribute to the late and truly great drummer Paul Motian on his Wednesday morning radio show, Jazz: Beyond the Sky. I can say with all confidence that this will be a great show, so don't miss it. In fact, once you listen, you'll probably start tuning in every week. Bet ya.
Wednesday, 9 to 11am, 89.9fm and www.radioboise.org.
Friday, November 25, 2011
I just read that Paul Motian died a few days ago. He was 80.
His passing is a huge loss for jazz and for drums. His playing was always remarkable and identifiable, loose and fun but never ostentatious or flaunty.
My first recording with him on drums was on a Montreal Jazz Festival CD with Geri Allen and Charlie Haden. It blew me away, and that led me to my favorite of Motian's recurring collaboration, with Joe Lovano and Bill Frisell.
This feels like a good time to cozy back up to my jazz records. They've been getting dusty lately, and that just ain't right.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
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Saturday, November 05, 2011
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