Jack of Clubs (album)

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Jack of Clubs
Jack of Clubs (album).jpg
Studio album by
RecordedMarch 26–28, 1984
GenreAvant-garde jazz, free jazz, downtown music
LabelSoul Note
ProducerGiovanni Bonandrini
Paul Motian chronology
The Story of Maryam
Jack of Clubs
It Should've Happened a Long Time Ago

Jack of Clubs is the second album by Paul Motian to be released on the Italian Soul Note label. It was released in 1985 and features performances by Motian with Bill Frisell and Joe Lovano, along with Ed Schuller and Jim Pepper.


The Allmusic Review by Scott Yanow states: "The drummer's seven originals feature lots of variety in moods, ranging from witty to introspective and showcasing the colorful players at their best".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Paul Motian
  1. "Jack of Clubs" - 6:50
  2. "Cathedral Song" - 8:32
  3. "Split Decision" - 6:05
  4. "Hide and Go Seek" - 4:26
  5. "Lament" - 4:45
  6. "Tanner Street" - 3:21
  7. "Drum Music" - 6:24
  • Recorded 26–28 March 1984 at Barigozzi Studio, Milano



  1. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed 19 August 2009
  2. ^ Jack of Clubs at AllMusic