Paul Motian – Monk in Motian {Polydor}

Paul Motian – Monk in Motian {Polydor}

Post-Bop, Avant-Garde Jazz

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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

This is an utterly fascinating tribute to the music of Thelonious Monk. Most of the selections feature the unusual trio of tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano, guitarist Bill Frisell (who with his wide range of original sounds is really a one-band band), and drummer Paul Motian. Tenor saxophonist Dewey Redman and pianist Geri Allen are guests on two songs apiece and fit in quite well with the sparse but very complete trio.

Among the ten Monk songs explored, taken apart and given surprising treatment are “Evidence,” “Bye-Ya,” “Ugly Beauty,” and “Trinkle Tinkle.” Recommended to open-eared listeners.

01. Crepuscule with Nellie (4:57)
02. Justice (Evidence) (4:41)
03. Ruby My Dear (4:52)
04. Straight No Chaser (4:28)
05. Bye-Ya (5:00)
06. Ugly Beauty (4:57)
07. Trinkle Tinkle (4:55)
08. Epistrophy (7:01)
09. Off Minor (4:21)
10. Reflections (4:49)

Paul Motian – drums
Joe Lovano – tenor saxophone
Bill Frisell – electric guitar
Dewey Redman – tenor saxophone (on tracks #4, 8)
Geri Allen – piano (on tracks #3, 9)

Recorded on March 1988, live to digital 2-track
Recorded at A&R Recording Studios, New York City
Engineer: Joe Ferla
Assistant: Angela Gomez
Cover design by Steve Byram
Produced by Stefan F. Winter
Executive Producer: Hiroshi Itsuno
Photography by Tadashi Narita

JMT Productions, Stefan F. Winter, Postfach 140306 8000 München 5
1988, Polydor K.K. – Tokyo, Japan

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