Out July 17, 2012 on Sunnyside Records
The music of the legendary drummer/composer Paul Motian has inspired generations of open-minded musicians. Motian’s singular compositional and percussive voices shaped the world of jazz for over 50 years. Unfortunately, Motian passed away in November 2011, an iconic figure silenced.
Like so many musicians, pianist and composer Russ Lossing found inspiration in Motian’s accomplishments and collaboration. His new release Drum Music was recorded as a tribute to Motian, both as a musician and a friend. Lossing recorded ten of Motian’s original compositions on the occasion of the drummer’s 80th birthday (March 25, 2011). The release has since been turned into a tribute to the master. Continue reading