Paul Motian

Paul Motian brought his musical talents to a variety of films over the course of his Hollywood career. In 1959, he joined the Bill Evans Trio. In 1967, he played with Keith Jarrett. In 1973, he released his debut solo ... Read more »
Born: 03/25/1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Music (2)

The Mysterious Human Heart 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Song

Punishment Park 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

Biography

Paul Motian brought his musical talents to a variety of films over the course of his Hollywood career. In 1959, he joined the Bill Evans Trio. In 1967, he played with Keith Jarrett. In 1973, he released his debut solo album, "Conception Vessel," on ECM. Motian's music was featured in the action movie "Punishment Park" (1971) with Paul Alelyanes. Motian's music was most recently featured in "The Mysterious Human Heart" (2007-08). Motian passed away in November 2011 at the age of 80.

Milestones

1973

Released his debut solo album, "Conception Vessel," on ECM

1970

Composed music for "Punishment Park"

1967

Played with Keith Jarrett

1959

Joined the Bill Evans Trio

1954

Became a professional jazz drummer

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