This day (22 November 2011), in New York City, New York, died Paul Motian, an American jazz drummer, percussionist and composer
Wikipedia : This day (22 November 2011), in New York City, New York, died Paul Motian, an American jazz drummer, percussionist and composer
@Drummerworld : During the ’90s, he also led an ensemble called the Electric Bebop Band, which featured Joshua Redman. In 1998, Motian signed on with the Winter & Winter label, where he began recording another steady stream of albums, including 2000 + One in 1999, Europe in 2001, and Holiday for Strings in 2002.
@allmusic : In 1972, Motian recorded his first session as a leader, Conception Vessel, for ECM; he followed in 1974 with Tribute. He formed a regular working group in 1977 (which featured tenor Joe Lovano) and recorded several more dates for ECM, then revamped the ensemble to include guitarist Bill Frisell in 1980.
@last.fm : Paul Motian was a jazz drummer who gained recognition through his work with the Bill Evans Trio on such albums as Sunday at The Village Vanguard. He was also a member of the Keith Jarret Quartet along with Charlie Haden and Dewey Redman.He also worked extensivley in a trio featuring saxophonist Joe Lovano and Bill Frisell in a series of albums for ECM records. He made some of the most notable explorations of rubato in jazz music.