Flight of the Blue Jay

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Flight of the Blue Jay
Flight of the Blue Jay.jpg
Studio album by Paul Motian
Released 1997
Recorded August 20 & 21, 1996
Genre Jazz
Length 49:01
Label Winter & Winter
Producer Stefan F. Winter
Paul Motian chronology
At the Village Vanguard
(1995)At the Village Vanguard1995
Flight of the Blue Jay
(1996)
Trio 2000 + One
(1997)Trio 2000 + One1997

Flight of the Blue Jay is an album by Paul Motian released on the German Winter & Winter label in 1997 and featuring performances of bebop jazz standards by Motian with the Electric Bebop Band.[1] The album is the group's third release following the 1992 album Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band and the 1995 album Reincarnation of a Love Bird.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars stating "overall, this date falls short of being memorable".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Flight of the Blue Jay" (Paul Motian) - 3:05
  2. "Pannonica" (Thelonious Monk) - 4:31
  3. "Brad's Bag" (Kurt Rosewinkle) - 5:48
  4. "Celia" (Bud Powell) - 5:04
  5. "The Blue Room" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 2:49
  6. "Milestones" (Miles Davis) - 4:27
  7. "Light Blue" (Monk) - 3:02
  8. "Conception" (George Shearing) - 5:28
  9. "East Coast" (Rosewinkel) - 5:33
  10. "Barbados" (Charlie Parker) - 3:07
  11. "Work" (Monk) - 6:07
    • Recorded at Avatar Studios in New York City on August 20 & 21, 1996

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Winter & Winter catalogue accessed August 8, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed August 8, 2011