The Montreal Tapes: with Geri Allen and Paul Motian

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The Montreal Tapes: with Geri Allen and Paul Motian
Live album by Charlie Haden
Released 1997
Recorded July 1, 1989
Genre Jazz
Length 50:06
Label Verve
Producer Ruth Cameron
Charlie Haden chronology
The Montreal Tapes: Tribute to Joe Henderson
(1989)
The Montreal Tapes: with Geri Allen and Paul Motian
(1989)
The Montreal Tapes: with Don Cherry and Ed Blackwell
(1989)

The Montreal Tapes: with Geri Allen and Paul Motian is a live album by the American jazz bassist Charlie Haden with pianist Geri Allen and drummer Paul Motian recorded in 1989 and released on the Verve label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Richard S. Ginell awarded the album 4½ stars stating "pianist Geri Allen's work is always technically adroit, often adventurous, prodding and challenging the massive-toned Haden into producing some of his most out-there work of recent years... Other tracks are thoughtfully ruminative in ways that remind one of the Keith Jarrett American quartet, of which Haden and Motian were the anchors".[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Charlie Haden except as indicated
  1. "Blues in Motian" - 8:20
  2. "Fiasco" (Paul Motian) - 11:58
  3. "First Song" - 9:20
  4. "Dolphy's Dance" (Geri Allen) - 6:12
  5. "For John Malachi" (Allen) - 6:34
  6. "In the Year of the Dragon" (Motian) - 7:36
  • Recorded at the Festival de Jazz de Montreal in Canada on July 1, 1989

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Discogs album entry accessed December 6, 2011
  2. ^ a b Ginell, R. S. Allmusic Review accessed December 6, 2011