Paul Motian

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Bill Evans favoured the piano-bass-drums format above all others, and while there were a number of fine iterations of the great pianist’s trio over th(...)

Joe Lovano: “This current scene is going to be behind us very soon. We have to stay strong and believe in the universe.” Photograph:  Jimmy Katz

You might say that Joe Lovano was born with a silver saxophone in his mouth. His father, Tony ‘Big T’ Lovano, was a respected amateur saxophonist in t(...)

This live duo recording, made at the Village Vanguard in March last year, begins with a mysterious, attenuated version of Paul Motian’s seminal compos(...)

Guitarist Jakob Bro’s glowing, delay-drenched guitar sound is clearly descended from that of the great Bill Frisell, but the 38-year-old Dane is gradu(...)

Even if, like guitarist Ben Monder, you have appeared on north of 100 recordings (including David Bowie’s Blackstar), your ECM debut as leader is a s(...)

Manfred Eicher: one of the most influential figures in contemporary jazz

Manfred Eicher is leaning over a mixing desk, lost in concentration. Dressed in his trademark grey, white shoulder-length hair hanging down ov(...)

Joel Harrison: Mother Stump
  • Music
  • June 20, 2014, 00:00

Eclectic electric guitarist Joel Harrison pays tribute to the influences that flew at him from every direction in his native Washington DC, a city (...)

Paul Motian
  • Music
  • July 19, 2013, 00:00

Paul Motian’s place in the jazz firmament was already assured when, in the early 1970s and at the relatively advanced age of 41, the drummer signed(...)

Few people can mark time as beautifully as veteran bass guitarist Steve Swallow. Here, over the course of a dozen succinct originals that never stray (...)

RALPH ALESSI & FRED HERSCH Only Many Cam Jazz HHH Pianist Fred Hersch is a master of many forms, from solo piano to large ensembles, but he(...)

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