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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Paul Motian (drums)


BANDS:
BANDPERIODDETAILS
Joe Castro Group   
Don Cherry Group   
Tony Scott Group [1956]2 albums
Oscar Pettiford Group [May 57-Jun 57] 
Thelonious Monk Group   
Coleman Hawkins Group   
George Russell Orchestra  1 album
George Wallington Group [1958] 
Jerry Wald Orchestra [1958] 
Russell Jacquet Group [1958] 
Zoot Sims Group [1958] 
Lennie Tristano Group [1958-1959] 
Lee Konitz Group [1959]2 albums
Zoot Sims Group (again) [1959] 
Bill Evans Trio [?-1963]6 albums + 1 compilation
Paul Bley Group [1963-1964]3 albums
Carla Bley Band  3 albums
Bob Degen Group [1966-?] 
Keith Jarrett Group [1967-1972]10 albums
Arlo Guthrie Band [1968-1969] 
Carla Bley Band (again) [1968] 
Charles Lloyd Group [1968] 
Keith Jarrett Group (again) [1972-1973] 
Gato Barbieri Group [1973] 
Keith Jarrett Group (again) [1973-?] 
Paul Motian Group [1977-Nov 11]30 albums
Leni Stern Group [1983] 
Paul Bley Group (again) [1987] 
Charlie Haden Group [1987-1990]9 albums
Gonzalo Rubalcaba Group [1990]1 album
Paul Bley Group (again) [1990-?] 
Charlie Haden Group (again) [1991] 
Geri Allen Group [1991-?]2 albums
Louis Sclavis Group [1991] 
Charlie Haden Group (again) [1994] 
Marilyn Crispell Group [2002]1 album
Joe Lovano Group [2009]2 albums
Chick Corea Group [2011] 

BIOGRAPHY:

Paul Motian was a fantastic jazz drummer. He was born Stephen Paul Motian on March 25th, 1931 in Philadelphia, USA, from Armenian origin.

He started his professional career in 1954. He has played with many combos, so I´ve found it impossible to make an accurate chronological listing of his bands. So, I just include the facts that I know, even if they´re probably in the wrong chronological order. But, if someone can help me with that, info would be very welcomed.


JOE CASTRO GROUP


Paul Motian played with pianist Joe Castro:

JOE CASTRO GROUP #?
?
Joe Castro
piano
Paul Motian
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!



DON CHERRY GROUP


Paul Motian also played with Don Cherry:

DON CHERRY GROUP #?
?
Don Cherry
trumpet
Paul Motian
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Don Cherry Group (I know up to 13 members)
To be covered (9): Jeff Berlin, Clifford Carter, Don Cherry, Rafael Cruz, Sammy Figueroa, Steve Jordan, Bo Stief, Nana Vasconcelos, Carlos Ward


TONY SCOTT GROUP


This was the group for clarinetist Tony Scott in 1956:

TONY SCOTT GROUP #?
1956
Tony Scott
clarinet
Mundell Lowe
guitar
Teddy Kotick
bass
Paul Motian
drums

Motian stayed with Tony Scott until 1958, but don´t know if there were different lineups with him.

Other info on members of Tony Scott Group (I know up to 34 members)
To be covered (19): Alan Broadbent, Jaki Byard, Kenny Clarke, Eddie Daniels, Richard Davis, Jack DeJohnette, Bill Evans, Henry Grimes, Percy Heath, Milt Hinton, Osie Johnson, Teddy Kotick, Eddie Marshall, Ron Matthewson, Tony Oxley, Tony Scott, Horace Silver, Leon Thomas, Collin Walcott


OSCAR PETTIFORD GROUP


Paul Motian played for Oscar Pettiford from May to June 1957:

OSCAR PETTIFORD GROUP #?
May 57-Jun 57
Oscar Pettiford
bass
Paul Motian
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Oscar Pettiford Group (I know up to 9 members)
Already covered (1): Joyce Collins
To be covered (5): Cannonball Adderley, Jimmy Cleveland, J J Johnson, Oscar Pettiford, Jerome Richardson


THELONIOUS MONK GROUP


Paul Motian was a member of Thelonious Monk Group:

THELONIOUS MONK GROUP #?
?
Thelonious Monk
piano
Paul Motian
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Thelonious Monk Group (I know up to 12 members)
To be covered (8): Eddie Bert, Frankie Dunlop, Roy Haynes, Elvin Jones, Steve Lacy, Scott LaFaro, Thelonious Monk, Ben Riley


COLEMAN HAWKINS GROUP


Paul Motian played with Coleman Hawkins Group for a while, but don´t know when:

COLEMAN HAWKINS GROUP #?
?
Coleman Hawkins
sax
Paul Motian
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Coleman Hawkins Group (I know up to 10 members)
Already covered (1): Hank Jones
To be covered (5): Andrew Cyrille, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Coleman Hawkins, Jo Jones, Jimmy Woode


GEORGE RUSSELL ORCHESTRA


Paul Motian was also part of George Russell Orchestra:

GEORGE RUSSELL ORCHESTRA #?
?
George Russell
director
Paul Motian
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of George Russell Orchestra (I know up to 35 members)
To be covered (21): Dave Bargeron, Django Bates, Pete Beachill, Chris Biscoe, Stuart Brooks, Stanton Davis, Eric Dolphy, Don Ellis, Richard Henry, Pete Hurt, Steve Lodder, Palle Mikkelborg, Tiger Okoshi, Courtney Pine, Andy Sheppard, Ashley Slater, Bo Stief, Rick Taylor, Mike Walker, Billy Ward, Kenny Wheeler


GEORGE WALLINGTON GROUP


Paul Motian with George Wallington during 1958:

GEORGE WALLINGTON GROUP #?
1958
George Wallington
piano
Paul Motian
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!



JERRY WALD ORCHESTRA


Paul Motian was also part of Jerry Wald Orchestra in 1958:

JERRY WALD ORCHESTRA #?
1958
Jerry Wald
Paul Motian
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Jerry Wald Orchestra (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (2): Herb Geller, Bill Perkins


RUSSELL JACQUET GROUP


Paul Motian with Russell Jacquet during 1958:

RUSSELL JACQUET GROUP #?
1958
Russell Jacquet
trumpet
Paul Motian
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Russell Jacquet Group (I know up to 2 members)
To be covered (1): Russell Jacquet


ZOOT SIMS GROUP


Paul Motian played for a short period with Zoot Sims in 1958:

ZOOT SIMS GROUP #?
1958
Zoot Sims
sax
Paul Motian
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

He would rejoin Sims next year.


LENNIE TRISTANO GROUP


Paul Motian was a member of Lennie Tristano Group during 1958 and 1959, but I haven´t any other details:

LENNIE TRISTANO GROUP #?
1958-1959
Lennie Tristano
piano
Paul Motian
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Lennie Tristano Group (I know up to 11 members)
To be covered (4): Billy Bauer, Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh, Ed Thigpen


LEE KONITZ GROUP


This was the incredible Lee Konitz Group in February 1959:

LEE KONITZ GROUP #?
1959
Lee Konitz
sax
Jimmy Garrison
bass
Bill Evans
piano
Warne Marsh
sax
Paul Motian
drums

Other info on members of Lee Konitz Group (I know up to 14 members)
To be covered (10): Paul Bley, Alan Broadbent, Bill Evans, Gil Evans, Jimmy Garrison, Charlie Haden, Tootie Heath, Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh, Michel Petrucciani


ZOOT SIMS GROUP (again)


Paul Motian played again with Zoot Sims in 1959:

ZOOT SIMS GROUP #?
1959
Zoot Sims
sax
Al Cohn
sax
Paul Motian
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Zoot Sims Group (I know up to 6 members)
To be covered (5): Bob Brookmeyer, John Bunch, Al Cohn, Roger Kellaway, Zoot Sims


BILL EVANS TRIO


Pianist Bill Evans always had magnificent musicians playing with him. This was the Bill Evans Trio circa 1959 (although I don´t know if they were already together in 1955 - can someone help me, please?):

BILL EVANS TRIO #?
1959-Jul 61
Bill Evans
piano
Scott LaFaro
bass
Paul Motian
drums
(died)ê

They were a fantastic team. But tragedy struck them when the great Scott LaFaro died on July 6th, 1961. He was replaced by Chuck Israels.

In July 1961, this was the new Bill Evans Trio when Israels replaced the late Scott LaFaro:

BILL EVANS TRIO #?
Jul 61-1963
Bill Evans
piano
Chuck Israels
bass
Paul Motian
drums
Paul Bley Groupê

But in 1963, Paul Motian left Bill Evans Trio.

Other info on members of Bill Evans Trio (I know up to 12 members)
Already covered (1): Larry Bunker
To be covered (7): Bill Evans, Eddie Gomez, Philly Joe Jones, Joe LaBarbera, Scott LaFaro, Marty Morell, Gary Peacock


PAUL BLEY GROUP


Paul Motian was also a member of Paul Bley Group during 1963 to 1964:

PAUL BLEY GROUP #?
1963-1964
êBill Evans Trio
Paul Bley
piano
Paul Motian
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!


CARLA BLEY BAND


Paul Motian also played with Carla Bley, but can´t find info about that period, maybe in the late 60s:

CARLA BLEY BAND #?
?
Carla Bley
keyboards
Paul Motian
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Can someone help me with info here, please?


BOB DEGEN GROUP


In 1966 Bob Degen toured with this trio:

BOB DEGEN GROUP #?
1966
Bob Degen
piano
Mark Levinson
bass
Paul Motian
drums

This was another different Bob Degen Trio:

BOB DEGEN GROUP #?
?
Bob Degen
piano
Gary Peacock
bass
Paul Motian
drums

But don´t know the period when this happened. Anybody knows?
Other info on members of Bob Degen Group (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (1): Gary Peacock


KEITH JARRETT GROUP


This was the fantastic, original lineup of Keith Jarrett Group, probably around 1967:

KEITH JARRETT GROUP #1
1967-1972 (?)
Keith Jarrett
piano
Charlie Haden
bass
Paul Motian
drums


ARLO GUTHRIE BAND


Paul Motian performed with Arlo Guthrie during 1968 and 1969, also appearing at Woodstock Festival in 1969 with Arlo:

ARLO GUTHRIE BAND #?
1968-1969
Arlo Guthrie
vocals, guitar
Paul Motian
drums



CARLA BLEY BAND (again)


In 1968, Paul Motian collaborated again Carla Bley, both being founders of Jazz Composers´ Orchestra Association (JCOA):

CARLA BLEY BAND #?
1968
Carla Bley
keyboards
Paul Motian
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Carla Bley Band (I know up to 48 members)
To be covered (47): Don Alias, Ray Anderson, Julian Arguelles, John Barclay, Guy Barker, Carla Bley, Hiram Bullock, Giuseppe Calamosca, Giampaolo Casati, John Clark, Andrew Cyrille, Tony DaGradi, Elton Dean, Claude Deppa, Billy Drummond, Richard Edwards, Florian Esch, Earl Gardner, Luigi Grata, Ernie Hammes, Richard Henry, Hugh Hopper, Pete Hurt, Roger Jannotta, Wayne Krantz,... up to 47 musicians.


CHARLES LLOYD GROUP


In 1968, Paul Motian replaces Jack DeJohnette in Charles Lloyd Group:

CHARLES LLOYD GROUP #?
1968-1969
Charles Lloyd
sax, flute
Paul Motian
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Can someone confirm me if the other members were Ron McClure and Keith Jarrett, please?

Other info on members of Charles Lloyd Group (I know up to 21 members)
To be covered (14): John Abercrombie, Geri Allen, Jack DeJohnette, Nathan East, Eric Harland, Billy Hart, Robert Hurst, Keith Jarrett, Jeffery Littleton, Charles Lloyd, Cecil McBee, Ron McClure, Michel Petrucciani, Joe Sample


KEITH JARRETT GROUP (again)


Keith Jarrett Group became the Keith Jarret American Quartet in 1972, when Dewey Redman joins them:

KEITH JARRETT GROUP #2
1972-?
Keith Jarrett
piano
Charlie Haden
bass
Dewey Redman
sax
Paul Motian
drums


GATO BARBIERI GROUP


This was the Gato Barbieri Group in July 1973:

GATO BARBIERI GROUP #?
1973
Gato Barbieri
sax
John Abercrombie
guitar
Kalo Palacios
guitar
Adalberto Cebasco
bass
Domingo Cura
percussion
Horacio Fumero
Raul Mercado
Amadeo Monges
Jorge
percussion
Paul Motian
drums

Other info on members of Gato Barbieri Group (I know up to 26 members)
To be covered (9): John Abercrombie, Ron Carter, Lincoln Goines, Eddie Gomez, Howard Johnson, Paul Metzke, Bernard Purdie, Chuck Rainey, Nana Vasconcelos


KEITH JARRETT GROUP (again)


This was the Keith Jarrett Group in November 1973:

KEITH JARRETT GROUP #?
1973
Keith Jarrett
piano
Charlie Haden
bass
Dewey Redman
sax
Guilherme Franco
percussion
Paul Motian
drums

This was another incarnation of the Keith Jarrett Group:

KEITH JARRETT GROUP #?
?
Keith Jarrett
piano
Gary Peacock
bass
Paul Motian
drums

Other info on members of Keith Jarrett Group (I know up to 11 members)
To be covered (6): Jack DeJohnette, Jan Garbarek, Charlie Haden, Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Dewey Redman


PAUL MOTIAN GROUP


This was the Paul Motian Trio around September 1977:

PAUL MOTIAN GROUP #?
1977
Charles Brackeen
sax
David Izenzon
bass
Paul Motian
drums

Paul Motian also formed a trio with Jean Francois Jenny-Clark and Charles Brackeen:

PAUL MOTIAN GROUP #?
?
Charles Brackeen
sax
Jean Francois Jenny-Clark
bass
Paul Motian
drums

I don´t know the exact period, but my guess is 1979, as they recorded the album Le voyage that same year.


LENI STERN GROUP


This was the Leni Stern Group in 1983:

LENI STERN GROUP #?
1983
Leni Stern
guitar
Bill Frisell
guitar
Paul Motian
drums

Other info on members of Leni Stern Group (I know up to 6 members)
To be covered (4): Keith Carlock, Alain Caron, Bill Frisell, James Genus


PAUL MOTIAN GROUP (again)


This was the famous trio that formed Paul Motian Group for years, as in 1986:

PAUL MOTIAN GROUP #?
1986
Bill Frisell
guitar
Joe Lovano
sax
Paul Motian
drums


PAUL BLEY GROUP (again)


In July 1987, we can find Paul Motian playing again in Paul Bley Group:

PAUL BLEY GROUP #?
1987
Paul Bley
piano
Furio Di Castri
bass
Paul Motian
drums


CHARLIE HADEN GROUP


This was the personnel for Charlie Haden Group circa 1987:

CHARLIE HADEN GROUP #?
1987
Charlie Haden
bass
Mick Goodrick
guitar
Geri Allen
piano
Stanton Davis
trumpet
Herb Robertson
trumpet
Marty Cook
trombone
Bob Stewart
tuba
Joe Lovano
sax
Dewey Redman
sax
Makanda Ken McIntyre
sax
Sharon Freeman
horns
Paul Motian
drums

This was Charlie Haden Group sometime in 1989:

CHARLIE HADEN GROUP #?
1989
Charlie Haden
bass
Mick Goodrick
guitar
Geri Allen
piano
Stanton Davis
trumpet
Tom Harrell
trumpet
Ray Anderson
trombone
Joe Daley
tuba
Joe Lovano
sax
Ernie Watts
sax
Makanda Ken McIntyre
sax
Sharon Freeman
horns
Paul Motian
drums

In 1989, Charlie Haden reverts to trio format:

CHARLIE HADEN GROUP #?
1989
Charlie Haden
bass
Paul Bley
piano
Paul Motian
drums

Also in 1989, this is another incarnation of the Charlie Haden Group, with the wonderful Geri Allen on piano:

CHARLIE HADEN GROUP #?
1989
Charlie Haden
bass
Geri Allen
piano
Paul Motian
drums

An even a different setup for Charlie Haden in 1989 and 1990:

CHARLIE HADEN GROUP #?
1989-1990
Charlie Haden
bass
Gonzalo Rubalcaba
piano
Paul Motian
drums


GONZALO RUBALCABA GROUP


This was the Gonzalo Rubalcaba Group in July 1990:

GONZALO RUBALCABA GROUP #?
1990
Gonzalo Rubalcaba
piano
Charlie Haden
bass
Paul Motian
drums

Other info on members of Gonzalo Rubalcaba Group (I know up to 10 members)
To be covered (5): Jul Barretto, Ron Carter, Charlie Haden, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Miroslav Vitous


PAUL BLEY GROUP (again)


In July 1990, this is the terrific Paul Bley Group:

PAUL BLEY GROUP #?
1990
Paul Bley
piano
Charlie Haden
bass
Paul Motian
drums

Paul Bley also toured in quartet format with these great musicians:

PAUL BLEY GROUP #?
1990
Paul Bley
piano
Bill Frisell
guitar
John Surman
sax
Paul Motian
drums

But don´t know the period when this happened. Can someone help?

Other info on members of Paul Bley Group (I know up to 10 members)
To be covered (7): Paul Bley, Bill Frisell, Charlie Haden, Bobby Hutcherson, Scott LaFaro, Tony Oxley, John Surman


CHARLIE HADEN GROUP (again)


This was Charlie Haden Group in July 1991:

CHARLIE HADEN GROUP #?
1991
Charlie Haden
bass
Mick Goodrick
guitar
Amina Claudine Myers
piano
Earl Gardner
trumpet
Tom Harrell
trumpet
Julian Priester
trombone
Joe Daley
tuba
Javon Jackson
sax
John Stubblefield
sax
Sharon Freeman
horns
Paul Motian
drums


GERI ALLEN GROUP


This was Geri Allen Trio in November 1991 (although they also appeared under Paul Motian´s leadership):

GERI ALLEN GROUP #?
1991
Geri Allen
piano
Charlie Haden
bass
Paul Motian
drums

Other info on members of Geri Allen Group (I know up to 8 members)
To be covered (7): Geri Allen, Ralphe Armstrong, Ron Carter, Kenny Davis, Charlie Haden, Jeff ´Tain´ Watts, Lenny White


LOUIS SCLAVIS GROUP


The Geri Allen Trio also acted as backup band for Louis Sclavis in November 1991:

LOUIS SCLAVIS GROUP #?
1991
Louis Sclavis
clarinet
Geri Allen
piano
Charlie Haden
bass
Paul Motian
drums

Other info on members of Louis Sclavis Group (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (3): Geri Allen, Charlie Haden, Louis Sclavis


PAUL MOTIAN GROUP (again)


This was the Paul Motian´s Electric Bebop Band around April 1993:

PAUL MOTIAN GROUP #?
1993
Kurt Rosenwinkel
guitar
Brad Shepik
guitar
Joshua Redman
sax
Steve Swallow
bass
Paul Motian
drums


CHARLIE HADEN GROUP (again)


And this was Charlie Haden Group in July 1994:

CHARLIE HADEN GROUP #?
1994
Charlie Haden
bass
Mick Goodrick
guitar
Amina Claudine Myers
piano
Earl Gardner
trumpet
Graham Haynes
trumpet
Curtis Fowlkes
trombone
Joe Daley
tuba
Javon Jackson
sax
Bill Pierce
sax
Sharon Freeman
horns
Paul Motian
drums

And a slightly smaller Charlie Haden Group still in 1994:

CHARLIE HADEN GROUP #?
1994
Charlie Haden
bass
Mick Goodrick
guitar
Earl Gardner
trumpet
Graham Haynes
trumpet
Curtis Fowlkes
trombone
Javon Jackson
sax
Bill Pierce
sax
Sharon Freeman
horns
Paul Motian
drums

Other info on members of Charlie Haden Group (I know up to 43 members)
To be covered (42): Geri Allen, Ray Anderson, Jul Barretto, Ignacio Berroa, Ed Blackwell, Paul Bley, Alan Broadbent, Don Cherry, Marty Cook, Joe Daley, Stanton Davis, Gary Foster, Curtis Fowlkes, Sharon Freeman, John Fumo, Jan Garbarek, Earl Gardner, Egberto Gismonti, Mick Goodrick, Charlie Haden, Tom Harrell, Graham Haynes, Billy Higgins, Javon Jackson, Oriente Lopez,... up to 42 musicians.


PAUL MOTIAN GROUP (again)


This was the Paul Motian Group in July 1995:

PAUL MOTIAN GROUP #?
1995
Bill Frisell
guitar
Marc Johnson
bass
Lee Konitz
sax
Joe Lovano
sax
Paul Motian
drums


MARILYN CRISPELL GROUP


Around 2002, Paul Motian was part of Marilyn Crispell Trio, but I don´t know the other member:

MARILYN CRISPELL GROUP #?
2002
Marilyn Crispell
piano
Paul Motian
drums
+ another one unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Marilyn Crispell Group (I know up to 3 members)
To be covered (1): Marilyn Crispell


PAUL MOTIAN GROUP (again)


This was the lineup for Paul Motian & The Electric Bebop Band in 2002:

PAUL MOTIAN GROUP #?
2002
Ben Monder
guitar
Steve Cardenas
guitar
Jerome Harris
bass
Chris Cheek
sax
Tony Malaby
sax
Paul Motian
drums

This was the lineup for Paul Motian & The Electric Bebop Band in 2003:

PAUL MOTIAN GROUP #?
2003
Jakob Bro
guitar
Steve Cardenas
guitar
Anders Christensen
bass
Chris Cheek
sax
Tony Malaby
sax
Paul Motian
drums


JOE LOVANO GROUP


In 2009, Joe Lovano plays with this fantastic group:

JOE LOVANO GROUP #?
2009
Joe Lovano
sax
George Mraz
bass
Hank Jones
piano
Paul Motian
drums

Other info on members of Joe Lovano Group (I know up to 16 members)
Already covered (1): Hank Jones
To be covered (8): Cameron Brown, Brandon Fields, Dennis Irwin, Yoron Israel, Joe Lovano, George Mraz, Idris Muhammad, Gonzalo Rubalcaba


PAUL MOTIAN GROUP (again)


This was the Paul Motian Quartet in August 2010:

PAUL MOTIAN GROUP #?
2010
Bill Frisell
guitar
Mark Turner
sax
Tony Malaby
sax
Paul Motian
drums

In November 2010, Paul Motian Septet included Bill McHenry:

PAUL MOTIAN GROUP #?
2010
Bill McHenry
sax
Paul Motian
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

But I´m still missing the names of the remaining musicians. Help, please!


CHICK COREA GROUP


In 2011, Chick Corea played for two weeks at The Blue Note with this band:

CHICK COREA GROUP #?
2011
Chick Corea
piano
Eddie Gomez
bass
Paul Motian
drums

Other info on members of Chick Corea Group (I know up to 38 members)
To be covered (37): Jeff Ballard, Carles Benavent, Bob Berg, Tom Brechtlein, Bunny Brunel, Stanley Clarke, Avishai Cohen, Vinnie Colaiuta, Chick Corea, Rubem Dantas, Jimmy Earl, Ric Fierabracci, Steve Gadd, Frank Gambale, Tim Garland, Marcus Gilmore, Jamie Glaser, Hans Glawischnig, Eddie Gomez, Roy Haynes, Joe Henderson, Scott Henderson, Eric Marienthal, Mike Miller, Gayle Moran,... up to 37 musicians.


PAUL MOTIAN GROUP (again)


In February 2011, we find Paul Motian playing in duo format with Dan Tepfer:

PAUL MOTIAN GROUP #?
2011
Dan Tepfer
Paul Motian
drums

This was one of the latest incarnations of Paul Motian Group, in 2011:

PAUL MOTIAN GROUP #?
2011
Masabumi Kikuchi
piano
Greg Osby
bass
Paul Motian
drums

Other info on members of Paul Motian Group (I know up to 31 members)
To be covered (15): Geri Allen, Bill Frisell, Charlie Haden, David Izenzon, Jean Francois Jenny-Clark, Marc Johnson, Masabumi Kikuchi, Lee Konitz, Joe Lovano, Greg Osby, Jim Pepper, Chris Potter, Dewey Redman, Joshua Redman, Steve Swallow

He also composed some soundtrack, such as the one for the movie Punishment park (1971).

Paul sadly passed away on November 22nd, 2011 in Manhattan, after suffering myelodysplastic syndrome, a sort of bone-marrow disorder. He was 80 and was still playing. He will be very missed.

DISCOGRAPHY: (102 albums known to me - Status: In progress)

OWN ALBUMS (38 credits)
  • Conception vessel - Paul Motian (11/1972)

    • Members: Charlie Haden (RIP: Paul Motian)
    • Guests: Keith Jarrett (RIP: Leroy Jenkins)
    • Comments: Recorded in November 1972.
  • Tribute - Paul Motian (05/1974)

    • Members: Charlie Haden (RIP: Paul Motian)
    • Guests: Paul Metzke, Carlos Ward
    • Comments: Recorded in May 1974.
  • Dance - Paul Motian Trio (09/1977)

  • Le Voyage - Paul Motian Trio (03/1979)

    • Members: Jean Francois Jenny-Clark (RIP: Paul Motian)
  • Psalm - Paul Motian Band (12/1981)

  • It should´ve happened a long time ago - Paul Motian Trio (07/1984)

  • The Story of Maryam - Paul Motian (09/1984)

    • Members: Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano (RIP: Paul Motian, Jim Pepper)
  • Jack of clubs - Paul Motian Quintet (1985)

    • Members: Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano (RIP: Paul Motian, Jim Pepper)
  • Misterioso - Paul Motian Quintet (1986)

    • Members: Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano (RIP: Paul Motian, Jim Pepper)
  • Circle the line - Paul Motian - Ed Schuller - Arto Tuncboyaci - Simon Nabatov (06/1986)

    • Members: Arto Tuncboyaciyan (RIP: Paul Motian)
    • Producer: Gunther Schuller
    • Technical: Michael McDonald
  • Etudes - Charlie Haden / Paul Motian (1988)

    • Members: Geri Allen, Charlie Haden (RIP: Paul Motian)
  • Monk in Motian - Paul Motian (1988)

    • Members: Geri Allen, Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano (RIP: Paul Motian, Dewey Redman)
    • Comments: Recorded in March 1988.
  • On Broadway vol 1 - Paul Motian (11/1988)

    • Members: Bill Frisell, Charlie Haden, Joe Lovano (RIP: Paul Motian)
  • Segments - Geri - Charlie Haden - Paul Motian Allen (1989)

    • Members: Geri Allen, Charlie Haden (RIP: Paul Motian)
  • On Broadway vol 2 - Paul Motian (09/1989)

    • Members: Bill Frisell, Charlie Haden, Joe Lovano (RIP: Paul Motian)
  • Bill Evans - tribute to the great post-bop pianist - Paul Motian (1990)

    • Members: Bill Frisell, Marc Johnson, Joe Lovano (RIP: Paul Motian)
  • Memoirs - Bley / Haden / Motian (07/1990)

    • Members: Paul Bley, Charlie Haden (RIP: Paul Motian)
    • Guests: Carla Bley
  • One time out - Paul Motian Trio (10/1990)

  • Live at the Village Vanguard - Geri Allen - Charlie Haden - Paul Motian (1991)

    • Members: Geri Allen, Charlie Haden (RIP: Paul Motian)
    • Comments: Recorded live in December 1990.
  • Motian in Tokyo - Bill Frisell and Joe Lovano with Paul Motian (1992)

  • Time and time again - Paul Motian (1992)

  • On Broadway vol 3 - Paul Motian (1992)

    • Members: Bill Frisell, Charlie Haden, Lee Konitz, Joe Lovano (RIP: Paul Motian)
  • Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band with Joshua Redman - Paul Motian And The Electric Bebop Band (1993)

  • Concept vessel - Paul Motian (1993)

  • Trioism - Paul Motian Trio (1994)

    • Members: Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano (RIP: Paul Motian, Dewey Redman)
  • Reincarnation of a love bird - Motian, Paul And The Electric Bebop Band (1995)

    • Members: Chris Potter, Steve Swallow (RIP: Paul Motian)
    • Guests: (RIP: Don Alias)
    • Technical: Chris Albert
  • Sound of love - The Paul Motian Trio (1997)

    • Members: Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano (RIP: Paul Motian)
    • Comments: Recorded live in 1995.
  • Not two, not one - Paul Bley - Gary Peacock - Paul Motian (1999)

    • Members: Paul Bley, Gary Peacock (RIP: Paul Motian)
    • Comments: Recorded in 1998.
  • Fantasm - Stephan Oliva (2000)

  • I have the room above her - Paul Motian - Bill Frisell - Joe Lovano (2005)

  • Garden of eden - Paul Motian Band (01/2006)

  • Live at the Village Vanguard - Paul Motian Trio 2000 + Two (2007)

    • Members: Masabumi Kikuchi, Greg Osby, Chris Potter (RIP: Paul Motian)
    • Guests: Larry Grenadier
  • Live at the Village Vanguard vol 2 - Paul Motian Trio 2000 + 2 (2008)

    • Members: Masabumi Kikuchi, Greg Osby, Chris Potter (RIP: Paul Motian)
    • Guests: Larry Grenadier
  • Live at the Village Vanguard vol III - Paul Motian Trio 2000 + Two (2010)

    • Members: Masabumi Kikuchi, Chris Potter (RIP: Paul Motian)
    • Guests: Larry Grenadier
    • Comments: Recorded live in December 2006.
  • Lost in a dream - Paul Motian (2010)

  • The Windmills of your mind - Paul Motian (2011)

    • Members: Bill Frisell (RIP: Paul Motian)
    • Comments: Recorded in September 2010.
  • Nothing ever was, anyway - Music of Annette Peacock - Marilyn Crispell - Gary Peacock - Paul Motian ( - )

    • Members: Marilyn Crispell, Gary Peacock (RIP: Paul Motian)
  • Live at Birdland - Lee Konitz - Brad Mehldau - Charlie Haden - Paul Motian ( - )

    • Members: Charlie Haden, Lee Konitz, Brad Mehldau (RIP: Paul Motian)
ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (38 credits)
  • A Day in New York - Tony Scott & Bill Evans (1957)

    • Members: Henry Grimes (RIP: Bill Evans, Milt Hinton, Paul Motian, Tony Scott)
    • Guests: Clark Terry (RIP: Jimmy Knepper, Sahib Shihab)
  • Live at the Half Note - Lee Konitz (1959)

    • Members: Jimmy Garrison, Lee Konitz (RIP: Bill Evans, Warne Marsh, Paul Motian)
    • Comments: Originally an album, it was reissued as a 2CD in 1994.
  • Waltz for Debby - Bill Evans Trio (1961)

    • Members: (RIP: Bill Evans, Scott LaFaro, Paul Motian)
  • Explorations - Bill Trio Evans (1961)

    • Members: (RIP: Bill Evans, Scott LaFaro, Paul Motian)
  • Liberation Music Orchestra - Charlie Haden (1969)

    • Members: Charlie Haden (RIP: Don Cherry, Paul Motian, Dewey Redman)
    • Guests: Carla Bley, Andrew Cyrille, Howard Johnson, Michael Mantler, Roswell Rudd
  • Expectations - Keith Jarrett (1971)

    • Members: Charlie Haden, Keith Jarrett (RIP: Paul Motian, Dewey Redman)
    • Guests: Airto Moreira
  • Escalator over the hill - Carla Bley (1972)

    • Members: Carla Bley, Karen Mantler, Michael Mantler, Roswell Rudd (RIP: Paul Motian)
    • Guests: Karl Berger, Jack Bruce, Sam Burtis, Sharon Freeman, Charlie Haden, Howard Johnson, Paul Jones, Sheila Jordan, Ron McClure, John McLaughlin, Don Preston, Enrico Rava, Linda Ronstadt, Michael Snow, Bob Stewart (RIP: Don Cherry, Steve Ferguson, Leroy Jenkins, Jimmy Knepper, Jeanne Lee, Jimmy Lyons, Dewey Redman, Chris Wood)
  • The Village Vanguard sessions - Bill Evans (1973)

    • Members: (RIP: Bill Evans, Scott LaFaro, Paul Motian)
  • Tropic appetites - Carla Bley (1974)

    • Members: Carla Bley, Karen Mantler, Michael Mantler (RIP: Paul Motian)
    • Guests: Dave Holland, Howard Johnson, Toni Marcus, Julie Tippett
  • Treasure island - Keith Jarrett (1974)

    • Members: Charlie Haden, Keith Jarrett (RIP: Paul Motian, Dewey Redman)
    • Producer: Ed Michel
    • Comments: Recorded in February 1974.
  • Death and the flower - Keith Jarrett (1975)

    • Members: Charlie Haden, Keith Jarrett (RIP: Paul Motian, Dewey Redman)
    • Producer: Michael Cuscuna, Ed Michel
  • Closeness - Charlie Haden (1976)

    • Members: Charlie Haden (RIP: Paul Motian)
    • Guests: Keith Jarrett (RIP: Alice Coltrane)
    • Producer: Ed Michel
    • Comments: Recorded in different dates alongside 1976. The album was reissued as 2 different CDs, as Closeness (duets).
  • The Survivors´ suite - Keith Jarrett (1976)

    • Members: Charlie Haden, Keith Jarrett (RIP: Paul Motian, Dewey Redman)
  • Eyes of the heart - Keith Jarrett (1976)

    • Members: Charlie Haden, Keith Jarrett (RIP: Paul Motian, Dewey Redman)
  • The Ballad of the fallen - Charlie Haden (1983)

    • Members: Sharon Freeman, Mick Goodrick, Charlie Haden (RIP: Don Cherry, Paul Motian, Dewey Redman)
    • Guests: Carla Bley, Michael Mantler, Steve Slagle, Gary Valente (RIP: Jim Pepper)
  • Turns - Paul Bley (1987)

    • Members: Paul Bley (RIP: Paul Motian)
    • Guests: Gary Peacock (RIP: John Gilmore)
    • Comments: Recorded in March 1964.
  • Village rhythm - Joe Lovano Quintet (1988)

    • Members: Joe Lovano (RIP: Paul Motian)
    • Guests: Tom Harrell, Marc Johnson
  • The Montreal tapes vol 1 - Charlie Haden (1989)

    • Members: Paul Bley, Charlie Haden (RIP: Ed Blackwell, Don Cherry, Paul Motian)
  • The Montreal tapes - Charlie Haden (1989)

  • Discovery - live at Montreux - Gonzalo Rubalcaba (1990)

    • Members: Charlie Haden, Gonzalo Rubalcaba (RIP: Paul Motian)
  • Dream keeper - Charlie Haden The Liberation Music Orchestra (1991)

    • Members: Ray Anderson, Joe Daley, Sharon Freeman, Earl Gardner, Mick Goodrick, Charlie Haden, Tom Harrell, Joe Lovano, Amina Claudine Myers (RIP: Makanda Ken McIntyre, Paul Motian, Dewey Redman)
    • Guests: Carla Bley, Branford Marsalis (RIP: Don Alias)
    • Comments: Recorded in April 1990.
  • Silence - Keith Jarrett (1992)

    • Members: Charlie Haden, Keith Jarrett (RIP: Paul Motian, Dewey Redman)
  • Go together - Carla Bley / Steve Swallow (1993)

    • Members: Carla Bley, Karen Mantler, Michael Mantler, Roswell Rudd (RIP: Paul Motian)
    • Guests: Karl Berger, Jack Bruce, Sam Burtis, Sharon Freeman, Charlie Haden, Howard Johnson, Paul Jones, Sheila Jordan, Ron McClure, John McLaughlin, Don Preston, Enrico Rava, Linda Ronstadt, Michael Snow, Bob Stewart (RIP: Don Cherry, Steve Ferguson, Leroy Jenkins, Jimmy Knepper, Jeanne Lee, Jimmy Lyons, Dewey Redman, Chris Wood)
  • At the Deer Head Inn - Keith Jarrett (1993)

    • Members: Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock (RIP: Paul Motian)
    • Comments: Recorded in September 1992.
  • Sunday at the Village Vanguard - Bill Evans Trio (1998)

    • Members: (RIP: Bill Evans, Scott LaFaro, Paul Motian)
    • Comments: Recorded live in June 1961.
  • I´m all for you - Joe Lovano (2004)

  • Featuring Paul Motian - Bill McHenry Quartet (2004)

  • Roses - Bill McHenry (2007)

  • Portrait in jazz - Bill Evans Trio ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Bill Evans, Scott LaFaro, Paul Motian)
  • The 1960 Birdland sessions - The Legendary Bill Evans Trio ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Bill Evans, Scott LaFaro, Paul Motian)
  • The Montreal tapes - Charlie Haden ( - )

    • Members: Geri Allen, Charlie Haden (RIP: Paul Motian)
    • Comments: Recorded live in July 1989.
  • The Montreal tapes - Charlie Haden ( - )

    • Members: Charlie Haden, Gonzalo Rubalcaba (RIP: Paul Motian)
    • Comments: Recorded live in July 1989.
  • Somewhere before - Keith Jarrett Trio ( - )

    • Members: Charlie Haden, Keith Jarrett (RIP: Paul Motian)
  • Byablue - Keith Jarrett ( - )

    • Members: Charlie Haden, Keith Jarrett (RIP: Paul Motian, Dewey Redman)
    • Comments: Recorded in October 1976.
  • Fort Yahwuh - Keith Jarrett ( - )

    • Members: Charlie Haden, Keith Jarrett (RIP: Paul Motian, Dewey Redman)
  • Ghosts of the sun - Bill McHenry ( - )

  • The RCA Victor Jazz Workshop 1956 - George Russell & His Smalltet ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Paul Motian, George Russell)
    • Guests: Hal McKusick (RIP: Bill Evans, Art Farmer)
  • Sung heroes - Tony Scott ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Bill Evans, Paul Motian, Tony Scott)
    • Guests: (RIP: Scott LaFaro)
COMPILATIONS AS A BAND MEMBER (1 credit)
  • Bill Evans´s finest hour - Bill Evans ( - )

    • Members: Eddie Gomez, Marty Morell, Gary Peacock (RIP: Larry Bunker, Bill Evans, Philly Joe Jones, Paul Motian)
    • Guests: Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Jim Hall, David Nadien, Claus Ogerman, Romeo Penque (RIP: Eddie Costa, Stan Getz, Elvin Jones, Wendell Marshall)
ALBUMS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (6 credits)
  • Rambler - Bill Frisell (1984)

    • Members: Bill Frisell
    • Guests: Bob Stewart, Kenny Wheeler (RIP: Paul Motian)
  • Tethered moon - Masabumi Kikuchi (1998)

    • Members: Masabumi Kikuchi
    • Guests: Gary Peacock (RIP: Paul Motian)
    • Comments: Recorded in March 1991.
  • Adobe - Tony Malaby (2004)

  • Pearl river - Jakob Bro (2007)

    • Guests: (RIP: Paul Motian)
    • Comments: Third solo album by Jakob Bro.
  • Dear someone - Anders Christensen (2009)

  • Warne Marsh - Warne Marsh ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Warne Marsh)
    • Guests: (RIP: Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones, Paul Motian)
SESSIONS (18 credits)
  • The Jazz guitar of Joe Puma - Joe Puma (1957)

    • Members: (RIP: Joe Puma)
    • Guests: Don Elliot (RIP: Eddie Costa, Bill Evans, Barry Galbraith, Paul Motian, Oscar Pettiford)
  • Funk dumpling - Perry Robinson (1961)

    • Guests: Kenny Barron, Henry Grimes (RIP: Paul Motian)
  • Nirvana - Herbie Mann (1972)

    • Members: (RIP: Herbie Mann)
    • Guests: (RIP: Bill Evans, Paul Motian)
  • Lifelines - Arild Andersen (1980)

  • Mutant variations - Tim Berne (1984)

  • Amber skies - David Friesen (1984)

    • Guests: Chick Corea, Paul Horn, Airto Moreira (RIP: Joe Henderson, Paul Motian)
  • 25 years - George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band (1988)

    • Members: George Gruntz, Chris Hunter, Mike Richmond, Marvin Stamm
    • Guests: Arturo Sandoval, Kenny Wheeler (RIP: Paul Motian)
  • The Earth wants you - Mose Allison (1995)

    • Guests: Randy Brecker, Joe Lovano, Bob Malach, Hugh McCracken, John Scofield (RIP: Paul Motian)
  • Dedications - Alan Pasqua (1996)

    • Members: Alan Pasqua
    • Guests: Gary Bartz, Randy Brecker, Dave Holland (RIP: Michael Brecker, Paul Motian)
  • Gimcracks and gewgaws - Mose Allison (1997)

  • Awareness - Larry Goldings (1997)

    • Members: Larry Goldings
    • Guests: Larry Grenadier (RIP: Paul Motian)
    • Technical: Greg Calbi, James Farber
  • Balade du 10 Mars - Martial Solal Trio (1999)

  • Think like the waves - Gordon Grdina (2006)

  • A Long story - Anat Fort (2007)

    • Guests: (RIP: Paul Motian)
    • Technical: John Rosenberg
    • Comments: Recorded in March 2004.
  • Consort in motion - Samuel Blaser (2011)

  • No comment - Augusto Pirodda (2011)

    • Guests: Gary Peacock (RIP: Paul Motian)
    • Comments: Recorded in 2009.
  • Singing drums - Pierre Favre Ensemble ( - )

    • Members: Pierre Favre
    • Guests: Nana Vasconcelos (RIP: Paul Motian)
    • Comments: Recorded in 1984.
  • Photograph - Yoshiko Kishino ( - )

    • Guests: Marc Johnson, Romero Lubambo, Bill Stewart (RIP: Paul Motian)
    • Comments: Recorded in March 1996.
COMPILATIONS (SESSIONS) (1 credit)
  • The Evolution of Mann: the Herbie Mann anthology - Herbie Mann (1994)

    • Members: Roy Ayers, Andy Muson, Pat Rebillot (RIP: Herbie Mann, David ´Fathead´ Newman, Sonny Sharrock)
    • Guests: Gladstone Anderson, Cyro Baptista, Rubens Bassini, Sam Burtis, Rudy Collins, Chick Corea, Larry Coryell, Richard Davis, Aynsley Dunbar, Bobby Emmons, Jerry Friedman, Steve Gadd, Alan Gorrie, Roger Hawkins, David Hood, Cissy Houston, Wayne Jackson, Albert Lee, Mike Leech, Tony Levin, Elmer Louis, Andrew Love, Ralph MacDonald, Bob Mann, Rick Marotta, Hugh McCracken, Jeff Mironov, Bernard Purdie, Chuck Rainey, Barry Rogers, Ricky Sebastian, Mark Soskin, Willie Weeks, Buddy Williams, Bobby Wood, Reggie Young (RIP: Pepper Adams, Duane Allman, Ray Barretto, Barry Beckett, Doc Cheatham, King Curtis, Cornell Dupree, Ray Ellis, Bill Evans, Stephane Grappelli, Hagood Hardy, Eddie Hinton, Quentin Jackson, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Mel Lewis, Earl May, Donald McDonald, James Mitchell, Paul Motian, Paulo Moura, Joe Newman, Charlie Palmieri, Baden Powell, Sylvia Shemwell, Richard Tee, Patato Valdes, Torrie Zito)
    • Producer: (RIP: Joel Dorn, Tom Dowd, Ahmet Ertegun, Nesuhi Ertegun, Arif Mardin)
    • Technical: Gene Paul

QUESTIONS:

01. Am I missing another lineup of the Bill Evans Trio with Gary Peacock on bass? When?


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Disclaimer: I don´t own or upload any of the videos linked here. I just include links to live videos that are already available, in order to show the work of this musician. Anyway, if someone feels that some link shouldn't be included, please write me at the email address shown below. And if you know of more videos featuring Paul Motian, please, also write me with the link.
  • Paul Motian - Look To The Black Wall
  • Paul Motian & The Electric Bebop Band live in 2002. (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Steve Cardenas, Chris Cheek, Jerome Harris, Tony Malaby, Ben Monder, Paul Motian.

  • Paul Motian - Brilliant Corners
  • Paul Motian & The Electric Bebop Band live in 2003. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Jakob Bro, Steve Cardenas, Chris Cheek, Anders Christensen, Tony Malaby, Paul Motian.


RELATED MUSICIANS:

Paul Motian mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
Charlie Haden (30)
Joe Lovano (20)
Bill Frisell (18)
Dewey Redman (15)
Bill Evans (14)
Keith Jarrett (12)
Manfred Eicher (11)
Stefan F Winter (10)
Hiroshi Itsuno (9)
Joe Ferla (8)

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