Joe Lovano on Paul Motian: Seven Favorite Recordings
Joe Lovano’s three decades of association with the late drummer Paul Motian should give him ample credentials to name strong recorded examples of Motian’s work. In this JazzTimes feature, Lovano selects seven favorite Motian recordings, and tells us why each offers special insight into Motian’s greatness as drummer, composer, leader and collaborator.
Photo, seated L-R: Scott LaFaro, Bill Evans, Paul MotianRead More
Joe Lovano on his latest: Us Five
Joe Lovano perennially seems to be working on something new. His latest: his Us Five band that grew out of two drummers, bassist Esperanza Spalding and now, guitarist Lionel Loueke. It’s easy to forget that Lovano has been at an elevated level of play for a long time. In this interview with Larry Bluemenfeld, Lovano gently recalls his early days with Paul Motian — a collaboration that spanned close to three decades.
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