Paul Motian Ecm

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Label: ECM
Catalog: B001825702
Format: CD

Paul Motian

CD 1
Conception Vessel (ex-ECM 1028) Georgian Bay Ch´i Energy Rebica Conception Vessel American Indian: Song of Sitting Bull Inspiration from a Vietnamese Lullaby
CD 2
Tribute (ex-ECM 1048) Victoria Tuesday Ends Saturday War Orphans Sod House Song for Ché
CD 3
Dance (ex-ECM 1108) Waltz Song Dance Kalypso Asia Prelude Lullaby
CD 4
Le Voyage (ex-ECM 1138) Folk Song for Rosie Abacus Cabala/Drum Music The Sunflower Le Voyage
CD 5
Psalm (ex-ECM 1222) Psalm White Magic Boomerang Fantasm Mandeville Second Hand Etude Yahllah
CD 6
It should´ve happened a long time ago (ex-ECM 1283) It should´ve happened a long time ago Fiasco Conception Vessel Introduction India In the Year of the Dragon Two Women from Padua

This six-CD set, with recordings from 1972 to 1984, includes the albums Conception Vessel, Tribute, Dance, Le Voyage, Psalm and It Should’ve Happened A Long Time Ago. Paul Motian’s innovative drumming with the great trios of Bill Evans and Paul Bley had already assured him of a place in jazz’s history books, but Motian had not considered life as a bandleader until ECM proposed a recording session under his own name. “Conception Vessel” opened floodgates of creativity. Through these recordings we hear not only the evolution of several outstanding Motian ensembles and the birth of the enduring Motian/Frisell/Lovano trio, but also the growth of confidence of a unique jazz composer. In Paul’s music, memories of Turkish and Armenian melodies he had heard as a child were filtered through a love of jazz. Early in his career, Paul had played with Thelonious Monk, and Monk’s wayward sense of dynamics remained a reference for him, but he also loved the free expressive possibilities of the new jazz. Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden, regular partners in Keith’s trio and quartet, encouraged Paul’s creative flight on, respectively, “Conception Vessel” and “Tribute”. With “Dance” and “Le Voyage”, the trios with Charles Brackeen recorded 1977 and 1979, Motian shaped a soundworld entirely his own, and a blueprint for the future. This box set includes extensive liner notes by pianist Ethan Iverson and rare historical photos of the musicians.

Price: $43.98