‘Paul Motian Plays MJQ’


A new Mosaic box, a recent Lincoln Center hat-tip, and now a week’s worth gigs led by the wily drummer–the bluesy poise of the Modern Jazz Quartet is still with us, no doubt. Motian’s view of repertory tilts towards the idiosyncratic–check those gorgeous Bird, Bud, and Broadway skews–so he’s got some kind of personalization planned. Can’t wait to hear Craig Taborn slipping into John Lewis’s tux.

May 18-22, 9 & 11 p.m., 2011

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