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Some old, some new

Paul Motian
Page added Jan 4, 2013 Updated Jan 11, 2013

Gerry Koster presents this episode of Jazztrack, with re-issues, new releases and previously unissued material. Read more...

Highlights include selections from drummer Paul Motian's collected On Broadway series, a new set of previously unissued concert recordings by saxophonist and flautist Thomas Chapin, and from the new album Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers and Free Fusioneers featuring never before released material from musicians' archives.

Also featured are orchestras led by Johnny Hodges and Barney Bigard, the Anachronic Jazz Band, James P. Johnson, Henry Threadgill, the Michael Garrick Septet, the Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band, Roger Dean and the Judy Bailey Trio among others.

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Jan 5, 2013. 5:05pm - 7:00pm

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Artist Biography


Stephen Paul Motian (March 25, 1931 - November 22, 2011) was an American jazz drummer, percussionist and composer of Armenian descent. He first came to prominence in the late 1950s in the piano trio of Bill Evans, and later led several groups. Motian played an important role in freeing jazz drummers from strict time-keeping duties. Biography: Motian was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and...

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