The Windmills of Your Mind (album)

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The Windmills of Your Mind
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 9, 2011
RecordedSeptember 2010, Sear Sound, NYC
GenreJazz
Length52:13
LabelWinter & Winter 910 182-2
ProducerStefan Winter
Paul Motian chronology
Lost in a Dream
(2010)
The Windmills of Your Mind
(2011)

The Windmills of Your Mind is an album by Paul Motian released on the German Winter & Winter label in 2011.[1] The album was Motian's final release prior to his death in late 2011.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
The Guardian4/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4 stars, stating, "The Windmills of Your Mind is a collection of jazz and pop standards played by a stellar quartet ".[2]

The Guardian's John Fordham noted, "Motian enlists Bill Frisell on guitar and Thomas Morgan on bass to turn the usual glides and smooches of these songs into a lurching, spontaneously contrapuntal undertow, in which the rhythm lies as much in what's not being played as what is".[3]

All About Jazz correspondent Dan Bilawsky commented, "Motian's prolific output makes it easy to occasionally overlook some of his albums, but this one is likely to gain a lot of attention. The Windmills Of Your Mind is simply sublime".[4]

JazzTimes's Colin Fleming called the album "a set of pop standards with the deep, well-rounded luxuriousness of modern chamber music, with elements of high-romance. This is jazz as seduction music".[5]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Paul Motian except as indicated

  1. "Introduction (1)" - 2:23
  2. "Tennessee Waltz" (Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart) - 3:46
  3. "The Windmills of Your Mind" (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Michel Legrand) - 6:34
  4. "Let's Face the Music and Dance" (Irving Berlin) - 1:52
  5. "Lover Man" (Jimmy Davis, James Sherman, Ram Ramirez) - 3:24
  6. "It's Been a Long, Long Time" (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) - 2:34
  7. "Little Foot" - 2:17
  8. "Easy Living" (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger) - 3:11
  9. "I've Got a Crush on You" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 2:38
  10. "Backup" - 2:28
  11. "I Loves You Porgy" (Gershwin, Gershwin) - 3:56
  12. "Trieste" - 2:04
  13. "If I Could Be With You" (Henry Creamer, James P. Johnson) - 3:12
  14. "Wednesday's Gone" - 2:04
  15. "I Remember You" (Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger) - 5:39
  16. "Introduction (2)" - 3:05

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Winter & Winter catalogue accessed December 20, 2013
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed December 20, 2013
  3. ^ a b Fordham, J. The Guardian Review, June 3, 2011
  4. ^ Bilawsky, D. All About Jazz review, September 13, 2011
  5. ^ Fleming, C. The Windmills of Your Mind Review JazzTimes, December 28, 2011