The Story of Maryam

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The Story of Maryam
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Studio album by Paul Motian
Released 1984
Recorded July 27–28, 1983
Genre Jazz
Length 38:33
Label Soul Note
Producer Giovanni Bonandrini
Paul Motian chronology
The Story of Maryam
Jack of Clubs
(1985)Jack of Clubs1985

The Story of Maryam is the first album by Paul Motian to be released on the Italian Soul Note label. It was released in 1984 and features performances by Motian with Bill Frisell and Joe Lovano, along with Ed Schuller and Jim Pepper.


The Allmusic review awarded the album 4½ stars.[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "9 x 9" - 7:10
  2. "5 Miles to Wrentham" - 4:54
  3. "The Owl of Cranston" - 8:15
  4. "Trieste" - 5:45
  5. "Look to the Black Wall" - 6:42
  6. "The Story of Maryam" - 5:47
All compositions by Paul Motian
  • Recorded July 27&28, 1983 Milan, Italy



  1. ^ a b Allmusic Review accessed June 27, 2011