Joe Giardullo Plays the Music of Paul Motian at Cornelia Street Cafe


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Soprano saxophonist Joe Giardullo's Language of Swans Trio play “IN & OUT of Motian - Music by (& for) Paul Motian" on Wednesday February 13, 2008 at The Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC. The doors open at 8pm. Joe's trio features bassist Reuben Radding and drummer Todd Capp.

This is a special, rarified music, at once soulful and enigmatic, but always tuneful and compelling.

For almost 50 years, Paul Motian has been closely connected with the developments of modern jazz. Besides being a compelling drummer, he has been a one-of-a-kind composer, at once simple and complex, but always vital and to the point. From his work with Bill Evans to Keith Jarrett, and his own groups that have included David Izenzon, Charles Brackeen, Joe Lovano, Bill Frisell and many more important players, Motian has been a singular presence in the music. Joe Giardullo's Language of Swans Trio will play a night of Motian compositions and music that has been associated with the drummer over the course of his career. The instrumentation of the Swans' Trio intersects with Motian's beautiful trio with Izenzon and Brackeen, and that music is the jumping off point for this night.

Says Joe Giardullo: “I've been wanting to play this music for 30 years!"

About Language of Swans (Drimala Records)

“Startlingly impressive.The tunes are paragons of beauty!" --Steve Loewy, ALL MUSIC GUIDE

About Joe Giardullo

“Brings to mind Albert Ayler at his most beatific." --THE WIRE, London

“His triumph is... the way magicians tear paper into scraps then magically restore the whole sheet." --JAZZ WEEKLY

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