Motian, Paul / Garden Of Eden
Album: Garden Of Eden   Collection:Jazz
Artist: Motian, Paul   Added:Feb 2006
Label: Ecm Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-03-19 Pull Date: 2006-05-21 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: May 21 Apr 9 Apr 2 Mar 26
Airplays: 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. May 06, 2016: Rebop
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
4. Jun 06, 2014: No Cover, No Minimum
2. Dec 18, 2015: Rebop
Pithecanthropus Erectus
5. May 31, 2014: Music Casserole
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
3. Apr 10, 2015: Rebop
Mumbo Jumbo
6. Nov 25, 2011: No Cover, No Minimum
Prelude 2 Narcissus

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-03-15
Subtle, floaty jazz from a sizable band: 2 saxes, THREE guitars, bass, and legend Motian on drums. Very nice stuff, pretty and relaxed, with pieces that harken back to classic '50s and '60s writing, with that ECM floaty freedom all around. Dreamy/floaty guitars match up with burly sax lines; even at slow tempos, the saxes are like a wake-up buzzer sometimes (see 9).

Motian turns 75 on 3/25/06. Here's how cool he is: He makes a full-time living at jazz even though he refuses to travel! Anybody wanting him on their CD -- and quite a few ECM artists do -- has to come to *him* in New York.

1- Soft swing, criss-crossing sax lines
2- Slowish, bluesy, smoky, dreamy. Heavy on the melody.
3- Dreamy mid/slow, exotic "world" feel
4- Breezy soft bop, Calypso
5- Gentle but burly theme, midtempo. Rock-like guitar solo
6- Creeping theme, slowish
7- Midtempo, happy theme
8- Soft, peaceful
9- Dragging tempo, into weird dreamy solos
10- Slow early-morning feel
11- Slow, lingering, delicate; a bit haunting
12- Brisk, warm. Upbeat but floating.

Track Listing
1. Pithecanthropus Erectus   8. Bill
2. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat   9. Endless
3. Etude   10. Prelude 2 Narcissus
4. Mesmer   11. Garden Of Eden
5. Mumbo Jumbo   12. Manhattan Melodrama
6. Desert Dream   13. Evidence
7. Balata   14. Cheryl