Conception Vessel

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Conception Vessel
Conception Vessel.jpg
Studio album by Paul Motian
Released 1973
Recorded November 25–26, 1972
Genre Jazz
Length 41:31
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Paul Motian chronology
Conception Vessel

Conception Vessel is the debut album by Paul Motian released on the ECM label in 1973. It was recorded on November 25 & 26 1972 at Butterfly and Sound Ideas Studios, New York City, and features performances by Motian with Keith Jarrett, Charlie Haden, Leroy Jenkins, Sam Brown and Becky Friend.


The Allmusic review by Ron Wynn awarded the album 4 stars stating "This is Motian's debut as a leader. It includes ambitious cuts with guitarist Sam Brown and also features pianist Keith Jarrett.".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Georgian Bay" - 7:31
  2. "Ch'i Energy" - 2:37
  3. "Rebica" - 11:14
  4. "Conception Vessel" - 7:46
  5. "American Indian: Song of Sitting Bull" - 2:45
  6. "Inspiration from a Vietnamese Lullaby" - 9:41
All compositions by Paul Motian



  1. ^ a b Wynn, R. Allmusic Review accessed June 26, 2011