The latest from drummer Paul Motian, Lost in a Dream, is one of those recordings. My review is up today at PopMatters.
|Chris Potter on tenor|
Most of all, Paul Motian is a great composer. Nearly all the tunes here are ballads (with just one standard, Cole Porter's "Be Careful It's My Heart"), and they are a mixture of new and older. This recording reinforces how singular and lovely Motian's melodic sense is. "Blue Midnight" and "Cathedral Song" are standouts of the first order. Other musicians should start covering Motian songs to bring them into the standard repertoire.