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Tuesday, November 30th

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Paul Motian Trio (PM [1931-2011], drums; Joe Lovano, tenor saxophone; Bill Frisell, guitar), “Last Call” (P. Motian), live, Tokyo, 1991

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, November 9th

voices I miss

Paul Motian Trio (PM [1931-2011], drums; Joe Lovano, tenor saxophone; Bill Frisell, guitar), “Mumbo Jumbo” (P. Motian), live, Japan, 1991

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Monday, December 28th

Why not begin the last week of a dark year with sounds of joy?

Paul Motian Trio (PM, drums; Joe Lovano, tenor saxophone; Bill Frisell, guitar), “Misterioso” (T. Monk), live, New York (Village Vanguard), 2005

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, March 24th

three takes

“Spring Is Here” (R. Rogers, L. Hart), 1938

Audra McDonald (1970-), live

 

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Frank Sinatra (1915-1998), 1958

 

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Bill Evans Trio (BE, 1929-1980, piano; Scott LaFaro, 1936-1961, bass; Paul Motian, 1931-2011, drums), 1959

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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streaming

NPR Music: A List of Live Virtual Concerts to Watch During the Coronavirus Shutdown.”

Thursday, June 29th

passings

Geri Allen, pianist, June 12, 1957-June 27, 2017

With Kenny Davis (bass), Kassa Overall (drums), Maurice Chestnut (tap dance), live, South Korea, 2011

 

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With Charlie Haden (1937-2014, bass), Paul Motian (1931-2011, drums), “Lonely Woman” (O. Coleman), 1988

 

Wednesday, May 3rd

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Paul Motian (drums, 1931-2011), Charlie Haden (bass, 1937-2014), Geri Allen (piano, 1957-), “Lonely Woman” (O. Coleman), 1988

 

Saturday, April 29th

voices I miss

He played drums with the spareness and delicacy of a haiku poet.

Anat Fort (piano), Gary Wang (bass), Paul Motian (drums, 1931-2011), “Just Now,” live, New York, 2008

 

Friday, January 6th

sounds of New York

What other drummer does so much with so little?

Paul Motian Trio (PM, drums; Joe Lovano, tenor saxophone; Bill Frisell, guitar), “It Should’ve Happened a Long Time Ago” (P. Motian), live, New York, 2005

 

Thursday, January 7th

passings

Paul Bley, pianist, November 10, 1932-January 3, 2016

Live, 1970s?


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With Charlie Haden (bass), live, New York, 2000


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With John Gilmore (tenor saxophone), Gary Peacock (bass), Paul Motian (drums; or Billy Elgart, side 2, tracks 2-3), Turning Point, rec. 1964/1968

Side 1


Side 2

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Live, Norway (Oslo), 2008

 

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reading table

I held a Jewel in my fingers –
And went to sleep –
The day was warm, and winds were prosy—
I said ”Twill keep” –

I woke – and chid my honest fingers,
The Gem was gone –
And now, an Amethyst remembrance
Is all I own –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), #261 (Franklin)

Monday, 9/3/12

 joy, n. listening to Paul Motian play Monk.

Paul Motian Trio (PM, drums; Joe Lovano, tenor saxophone; Bill Frisell, guitar), “Misterioso” (T. Monk), live, New York (Village Vanguard), 2005

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art beat: yesterday at the Art Institute of Chicago

Jasper Johns, Corpse and Mirror II (1974-75)

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up to today
such a healthy singer . . .
katydid

—Kobayashi Issa, 1813 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)

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