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American Indian: Song Of Sitting Bull
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Inspiration From A Vietnamese Lullaby
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Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love
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Conception Vessel
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Fantasm

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A masterfully subtle drummer and a superb colorist, Paul Motian was also an advanced improviser and a bandleader with a taste for challenging post-bop. Born Stephen Paul Motian in Philadelphia on March 25, 1931, he grew up in Providence and began playing the drums at age 12, eventually touring New England in a swing band. He moved to New York in 1955 and played with numerous musicians -- including Thelonious Monk, Lennie Tristano, Coleman Hawkins, Tony Scott, and George Russell ... Read more

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