Sunday, July 18, 2021

Sunday Music Muse Day - Bill Frisell, Paul Motian with Bill Frisell

This Sunday Music Muse Day finds us enjoying a sunny day after several days of fairly heavy rainfall.  My two selections have two things in common, a musician, and being live recording.  First is Bill Frisell East/West, a 2-disc trio set with Viktor Krauss and Tony Scherr on bass,  and Kenny Wollesen on drums.  This set was recorded live at Yoshi's the famous jazz club in Oakland, CA, in May 8-11, 2004. This eclectic mix of tunes, from Motown, jazz standards, and folk tunes, are we come to expect from Frisell with his Neo-Americana  leanings. Frisell playings alway gives these tunes a freshness worth listening to.

My second, is The Paul Motian Trio - Sound of Love, with Bill Frisell, guitar, and Joe Lovano, tenor saxophone, joining the leader Motian, on drums, on this live date at the Village Vanguard, June 7-10, 1995.  The tunes selection includes classics from Thelonious Monk, Charlie Mingus and originals by Motian.  There is a real sense of intense intimacy in the group's playing. Well worth seeking out.

All in all, the weekend is ending on a positive note.  Enjoy.

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