Paul Motian (with Joe Lovano & Bill Frisell): Yahllah

Track

Yahllah

Artist

Paul Motian (drums)

CD

At the Village Vanguard (JMT)

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Musicians:

Paul Motian (drums), Bill Frisell (guitar), Joe Lovano (tenor sax).

Recorded: Village Vanguard, New York City, June, 1995

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Rating: 86/100 (learn more)

In the last 15 years, many modern groups have become frequent visitors to the Vanguard stage – none with more regularity than the Paul Motian Trio featuring Bill Frisell and Joe Lovano. Their free, introspective, bass-less improvisations often meander between sensitive and sweet and forceful and raucous within a single tune. The experimental approach to their improvisations makes each set totally unique (some more traditional and some more free), leading many fans back for repeat visits to the Vanguard when this trio is playing. Note Frisell’s atmospheric layering under Lovano’s extended solo throughout the middle and end of this track.

Reviewer: Eric Novod

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