Live at Birdland

Live at Birdland

by Paul MotianPaul Motian

CD(Spanish Import)

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Product Details

Release Date: 05/17/2011
Label: Imports
UPC: 0602527369877
catalogNumber: 969550
Rank: 101210

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Motian   Primary Artist,Drums
Lee Konitz   Alto Saxophone
Charlie Haden   Double Bass
Brad Mehldau   Piano

Technical Credits

Miles Davis   Composer
Sonny Rollins   Composer
George Shearing   Composer
Nacio Herb Brown   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer,Lyricist
Manfred Eicher   Producer
Gus Kahn   Composer,Lyricist
Roger "Ram" Ramirez   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Paul Zinman   Engineer
Jimmy Sherman   Composer
Jimmy Davis   Composer
James Davis   Composer,Lyricist
James Sherman   Composer,Lyricist
James A. Farber   Engineer
Roger Ramirez   Composer,Lyricist
Jean Luc Godard   Cover Art

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Live at Birdland 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
sergeJS More than 1 year ago
Normally I don't post reviews on this site, but I felt that I needed to rebut the amazingly tin-eared All Music Guide review. With all due respect, I think anyone who claims to be a jazz fan and who finds this disc "boring" and "sleepy" just doesn't know how to listen. I found it-- and continue to find it upon repeated listening-- absolutely absorbing. Four master musicians, each associated in the past with groups that embodied different approaches to improvisatory "freedom" (Konitz with Lennie Tristano, Motian with Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett, Haden with Ornette Coleman and Jarrett, Mehldau with his own trios), join together in an exemplary display of musical imagination, flexibility, sympathy, and interplay. The interplay is so complex and subtle that it requires close listening, and repeated listenings to catch it all, but it is well worth the effort. I suspect that the other reviewer has some kind of agenda against this type of music-- thus the references to "advancing jazz," the ridiculous comments about playing standards, and the gratuitous slap at Mehldau, who is certainly one of the finest pianists in jazz (or any other musical style). I encourage anyone who likes good jazz, or just plain good music, to give this a listen.