Tribute (Paul Motian album)

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Studio album by Paul Motian
Released 1974
Recorded May 1974
Genre Jazz
Length 37:56
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Paul Motian chronology
Conception Vessel
(1973)Conception Vessel1973

Tribute is the second album by Paul Motian to be released on the ECM label. It was released in 1974 and features performances by Motian with Carlos Ward, Charlie Haden, Paul Metzke, and Sam Brown.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "This effort by drummer Paul Motian does not say who the "tribute" is for. Two numbers (the leader's "Victoria" and "Song for Che") feature the trio of guitarist Sam Brown (an underrated player), bassist Charlie Haden and Motian; the remaining three songs (a pair of Motian originals and Ornette Coleman's "War Orphans") add the second guitar of Paul Metzke and the fiery alto of Carlos Ward. Fine post-bop music that contains more energy than many ECM recordings.".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Victoria" - 5:25
  2. "Tuesday Ends Saturday" - 6:39
  3. "War Orphans" (Coleman) - 7:28
  4. "Sod House" - 9:51
  5. "Song for Ché" (Haden) - 8:33
All compositions by Paul Motian except as indicated



  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed June 26, 2011