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The Compositions of Paul Motian, Vols. 1 and 2

These lovingly prepared books, published by Motian’s niece Cynthia McGuirl, collect all of the late drummer’s compositions from 1973 to 2011—134 tunes total—in his own handwriting. The highly legible charts are interspersed with memorable quotes from Motian, plus informed commentary by McGuirl, her brother David, guitarist Steve Cardenas, and musical soulmates Bill Frisell (in volume one) and Joe Lovano (in volume two). | Vol. 1 on Amazon! | Vol. 2 on Amazon!