String Choir: The Music of Paul Motian CD




String Choir is a unique ensemble simultaneously drawing on skills required of classical, jazz, and folk traditions. Harrison has arranged the music of legendary jazz drummer Paul Motian, whose thirty years of composing, especially for his trio with Joe Lovano and Bill Frisell, yielded a remarkable number of highly original tunes. His singular, under-appreciated sound is at once quizzical, playful, melancholy, and fierce. Harrison arranged these pieces according to his own vision, yet trying to capture Paul’s elusive, beguiling approach to drumming and writing.

String Choir
Christian Howes
Sam Bardfeld
Mat Maneri
Dana Leong
Liberty Ellman
Joel Harrison

“I love the sound and concept.” – Paul Motian


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