Notes (album)

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Notes
Studio album by Paul Bley and Paul Motian
Released 1987
Recorded July 3 & 4, 1987
Genre Jazz
Length 55:08
Label Soul Note
Producer Giovanni Bonandrini
Paul Bley chronology
Fragments
(1986)
Notes
(1987)
The Paul Bley Quartet
(1987)

Notes is an album by Canadian jazz pianist Paul Bley and American drummer Paul Motian recorded in 1987 and released on the Italian Soul Note label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Eugene Chadbourne awarded the album 3 stars stating "the tracks basically having the flatness and relative lack of detail of the album's cover illustration. These performances have a lingering quality, however, certain moments eventually acquirng magic like illuminations, even though it is all mere residue under the fingers of players who seemingly can create beauty in their sleep".[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz said "Their interplay in the most demanding of improvisational settings is intuitive and perfectly weighted".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 3/4 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Paul Bley except as indicated
  1. "Notes" - 4:16
  2. "Batterie" (Carla Bley) - 4:38
  3. "Piano Solo No.1" - 5:19
  4. "West 107th Street" (Paul Motian) - 4:55
  5. "Just Us" (Motian) - 4:26
  6. "No.3" - 4:08
  7. "Turns" - 4:40
  8. "Ballad" - 2:31
  9. "Excerpt" - 2:44
  10. "Love Hurts" - 4:51
  11. "Inside" - 5:16
  12. "Finale" - 3:13
  13. "Diane" (Ernö Rapée, Lew Pollack) - 4:11
  • Recorded at Barigozzi Studio in Milano, Italy on July 3 & 4, 1987.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Soul Note discography accessed October 27, 2011
  2. ^ a b Chabourne, E. Allmusic Review accessed October 27, 2011
  3. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (8th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 134. ISBN 0141023279.