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Paul Motian: I Have The Room Above Her CD

Paul Motian

Paul Motian Is a Sterling Example of a Musician Reaching New Heights in Their Later Years. Nearing 75, the Drummer and Composer Continues to Explore the Innerworkings of the Small Combo. Frisell and Lovano Have Worked With Him Since the Beginnings of Their Careers, Decades Ago. The Interplay of This Bass-less Trio Is Remarkably Sympathetic, as Frisell's Guitar Alternates Between Rhythmic Underpinnings and Atmospheric Flights. There Is a Buoyancy to the Music, Whether It's on the Gospel Structure of "the Bag Man" or the Bird-like "Dance" (a Piece Motian Recorded in the Seventies for His Album of the Same Name). The Title Track Is the Gorgeous Ballad by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein, and Underscores the Traditional Idioms Which Have Contributed to Motian's Unique Voice. --david Greenberger

1 Osmosis Part Iii
2 Sketches
3 Odd Man Out
4 Shadows
5 I Have the Room Above Her
6 Osmosis Part I
7 Dance
8 Harmony
9 the Riot Act
10 the Bag Man
11 One in Three
12 Dreamland