Monday March 18, 2013
Podcast 340: A Conversation with Joe Lovano about The Tribute Concert for Paul Motian
Symphony Space in Manhattan will be presenting an all-star cast of jazz greats on March 22, coming together to pay tribute to their colleague, legendary drummer and composer, the late Paul Motian, voted number one in the 2012 Downbeat Critics Poll Hall of Fame. One of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century, Motian played with Joe Lovano, Bill Frisell, Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Paul Bley, and many other bandleaders, including Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh, Mose Allison, Tony Scott, Stan Getz, and Johnny Griffin.
The concert, curated by Bill Frisell and Joe Lovano features members of Paul Motian’s distinguished ensembles, such as the early 1980’s Quintet, his longstanding trio with Frisell and Lovano, the Electric Bebop Band, Tethered Moon, and Trio 2000. They reunite to play his music as well as perform in solos, duos, trios, quartets, quintets and larger ensembles, with repertoire and program order to be announced. Joshua Jackson, host of “The Checkout” on WBGO, will serve as MC for the evening.
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