Thursday, December 1, 2011

Paul Motian

Paul Motian was a fixture in my neighborhood. I've probably seen him live more than I've seen any other jazz musician and I liked him more each time. He was so active and so vibrant that I was surprised to learn that he was 80 years old when he died. He seemed younger. His death is a huge loss to jazz and I will miss him.

As always, Ethan Iverson says it best.