On Broadway Volume 1

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On Broadway Volume 1
Studio album by Paul Motian
Released 1989
Recorded November, 1988
Genre Jazz
Length 43:34
Label JMT
Producer Stefan F. Winter
Paul Motian chronology
Monk in Motian
(1988)
On Broadway Volume 1
(1989)
On Broadway Volume 2
(1989)

On Broadway Volume 1 is the second album by Paul Motian to be released on the German JMT label. It was released in 1989 and features performances of Broadway show tunes by Motian with Bill Frisell and Joe Lovano. The album was followed by three subsequent volumes and rereleased on the Winter & Winter label in 2003.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars stating "The quartet of tenorman Joe Lovano, guitarist Bill Frisell, bassist Charlie Haden and drummer Paul Motian digs into nine show tunes from the 1930s and 40s, reinventing them in colorful fashion. The key to the rewarding project is Frisell, whose versatility and wide range of highly original sounds make the overall results sound quite unique. Among the highlights of the memorable set are unusual versions of "Liza," "They Didn't Believe Me" and "Last Night When We Were Young.".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away)" (Gershwin, Gershwin, Kahn) - 4:31
  2. "Over the Rainbow" (Arlen, Harburg) - 3:14
  3. "They Didn't Believe Me" (Kern, Reynolds, Rourke) - 4:20
  4. "What Is This Thing Called Love?" (Porter) - 4:55
  5. "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" (Porter) - 4:54
  6. "Last Night When We Were Young" (Arlen, Harburg) - 5:20
  7. "I Concentrate on You" (Porter) - 3:14
  8. "Someone to Watch Over Me" (Gershwin, Gershwin) - 9:20
  9. "So in Love" (Porter) - 4:05
  • Recorded November 1988 at RPM Studios, NYC

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Winter & Winter catalogue accessed August 9, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed June 28, 2011