Paul Motian

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One of the most subtle, spontaneous, and interactive drummers in jazz, equally important as the leader of stimulating bands and colorful sessions.
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Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Conception Vessel
1972 Conception Vessel ECM
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Tribute
1974 Tribute Polygram / ECM
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Dance
1977 Dance ECM
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Le Voyage 1979 Le Voyage ECM
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Psalm
1981 Psalm ECM
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Conspiracy
1983 Conspiracy Emarcy
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It Should've Happened a Long Time Ago
1984 It Should've Happened a Long Time Ago ECM
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The Story of Maryam
1984 The Story of Maryam Soul Note (Italy)
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Jack of Clubs
1984 Jack of Clubs Soul Note (Italy)
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Circle the Line
1986 Circle the Line GM Recordings
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Misterioso
1986 Misterioso Soul Note (Italy)
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Notes
1987 Notes Soul Note (Italy)
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Etudes
1987 Etudes Soul Note (Italy)
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Monk In Motian
1988 Monk In Motian Winter & Winter
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On Broadway, Vol. 1
1988 On Broadway, Vol. 1 Jmt / Winter & Winter
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In the Year of the Dragon
1989 In the Year of the Dragon Winter & Winter
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On Broadway, Vol. 2 [JMT]
1989 On Broadway, Vol. 2 [JMT] Jmt
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Bill Evans: Tribute to the Great Post-Bop Pianist
1990 Bill Evans: Tribute to the Great Post-Bop Pianist Winter & Winter / Jmt
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Memoirs
1990 Memoirs Soul Note (Italy)
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One Time Out
1990 One Time Out Soul Note (Italy)
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Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band
1992 Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band Winter & Winter
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Motian in Tokyo
1992 Motian in Tokyo Jazz Music Today / Jmt
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On Broadway, Vol. 3
1993 On Broadway, Vol. 3 Polygram
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Trio I Sm
1993 Trio I Sm Jazz Music Today / Jmt
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Reincarnation of a Love Bird, Vol. 71-81
1994 Reincarnation of a Love Bird, Vol. 71-81 Winter & Winter
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Flux & Change
1995 Flux & Change Soul Note (Italy)
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At the Village Vanguard
1996 At the Village Vanguard Winter & Winter
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Sound of Love
1998 Sound of Love Winter & Winter
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Flight of the Blue Jay
1998 Flight of the Blue Jay Winter & Winter
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Tethered Moon: First Meeting
1998 Tethered Moon: First Meeting Winter & Winter
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2000 + One
1999 2000 + One Winter & Winter
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Not Two, Not One
1999 Not Two, Not One ECM
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Play Monk and Powell
1999 Play Monk and Powell Winter & Winter
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Tethered Moon 1999 Tethered Moon
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Monk and Powell 1999 Monk and Powell
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Fantasm
2000 Fantasm RCA Victor
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Amaryllis
2001 Amaryllis ECM / Universal
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Europe
2001 Europe Winter & Winter
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On Broadway, Vol. 2 [Winter & Winter]
2003 On Broadway, Vol. 2 [Winter & Winter] Winter & Winter
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In Tokio
2004 In Tokio JMT / Winter & Winter
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As It Grows
2004 As It Grows Hat Hut Records
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I Have the Room Above Her
2005 I Have the Room Above Her ECM
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Goodbye
2005 Goodbye ECM
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Tati
2005 Tati ECM
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Garden of Eden
2006 Garden of Eden ECM
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On Broadway, Vol. 4 or the Paradox of Continuity
2006 On Broadway, Vol. 4 or the Paradox of Continuity Winter & Winter
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Think Like the Waves
2006 Think Like the Waves Songlines Recordings
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Time and Time Again
2007 Time and Time Again ECM
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Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. 1
2007 Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. 1 Winter & Winter
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Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. 2
2008 Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. 2 Winter & Winter
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Dino
2009 Dino Stunt Records
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On Broadway, Vol. 5
2009 On Broadway, Vol. 5 Winter & Winter / Winter
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Dear Someone
2009 Dear Someone Stunt
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Lost in a Dream
2010 Lost in a Dream ECM
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Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. 3
2010 Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. 3 Winter & Winter
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Consort in Motion
2011 Consort in Motion Kind of Blue
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Live at Birdland
2011 Live at Birdland ECM
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No Comment
2011 No Comment Jazzwerkstatt
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The Windmills of Your Mind
2011 The Windmills of Your Mind Winter & Winter
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Further Explorations
2012 Further Explorations Concord Jazz
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Sunrise
2012 Sunrise ECM
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Owl's Talk
2012 Owl's Talk Aparte
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Standards Plus One 2015 Standards Plus One Winter & Winter
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Night Will Fall
2016 Night Will Fall Pirouet Records
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One Time Out
One Time Out Soul Note
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Paul Motian Trio 2000 + Two Paul Motian Trio 2000 + Two
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