Paul Motian

Tribute

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This effort by drummer Paul Motian does not say who the "tribute" is for. Two numbers (the leader's "Victoria" and Charlie Haden's "Song for Ché") feature the trio of guitarist Sam Brown (an underrated player), bassist Charlie Haden, and Motian; the remaining three songs (a pair of Motian originals and Ornette Coleman's "War Orphans") add the second guitar of Paul Metzke and the fiery alto of Carlos Ward. Fine post-bop music that contains more energy than many ECM recordings.

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