Inspirational drummer and creative force Paul Motion has passed away at the age of 80.
Here’s Ben Ratliff’s New York Times obituary. Vivid memories of the 2009 London Jazz Festival with John Surman and Drew Gress. Above, a New York date in 2002: Paul Motian and the Electric Quintet playing Motian’s composition Morpion with Chris Cheek, Tony Malaby (saxophone) Steve Cardenas, and Ben Monder(guitar) and Jerome Harris (bass). RIP.