Lost in a Dream (Paul Motian album)

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Lost in a Dream
Lost in a Dream (Paul Motian album).jpg
Live album by
ReleasedMarch 9, 2010
RecordedFebruary 2009
Village Vanguard, New York City
ECM 1992
ProducerManfred Eicher
Paul Motian chronology
Live at the Village Vanguard Vol. III
Lost in a Dream
The Windmills of Your Mind

Lost in a Dream is a live album by jazz drummer Paul Motian recorded at the Village Vanguard in 2009 and released on the ECM label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
The Guardian4/5 stars[2]
PopMatters9/10 stars[3]

John Fordham, writing for The Guardian commented: "The trio demonstrates sublime improvising musicianship and flawlessly creative listening at once".[2] The PopMatters review by Will Layman stated: "Lost in a Dream faces serious competition, but it should rank high on anyone’s list of superb Paul Motian recordings... This group’s combination of balladry and excitement, texture and melody, individual personality and group simpatico makes Lost in a Dream a serious standout".[3] All About Jazz correspondent John Kelman commented, "Lost In A Dream may be the first salvo from this empathic new trio, but hopefully it won't be the last".[4] Phil Johnson, in a review for The Independent, commented: "With no great variation in method the listener has a lot of work to do, but the pitter-patter of the drums' uneven pulse cues in some beautiful music".[5]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Paul Motian except as indicated

  1. "Mode VI" - 5:09
  2. "Casino" - 8:05
  3. "Lost in a Dream" - 6:39
  4. "Blue Midnight" - 6:09
  5. "Be Careful It's My Heart" (Irving Berlin) - 2:58
  6. "Birdsong" - 6:52
  7. "Ten" - 4:29
  8. "Drum Music" - 6:07
  9. "Abacus" - 4:25
  10. "Cathedral Song" - 6:29



  1. ^ ECM Records catalogue accessed December 20, 2013
  2. ^ a b Fordham, J. The Guardian Review, March 19, 2010
  3. ^ a b Wayman, W. PopMatters Review August 22, 2010
  4. ^ Kelman, J. All About Jazz review, March 2, 2010
  5. ^ Johnson, P. Lost in a Dream Review The Independent, March 28, 2010