Paul Motian - It Should've Happened A Long Time Ago (1984)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image) + Cue + Log | Scans | 40:10 min | 213 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ECM (#ECM 1283)
This trio, the root of the Paul Motian Quintet that also included the late Jim Pepper and bass player Ed Schuller, was one of the most musical and "songish" that ECM had ever recorded. All three men are masters of understatement and heartbreakingly beautiful melodic invention, and also possess a collective well of deep lyricism in their improvisations. They had another thing in common, all having been sidemen for many years before becoming bandleaders in their own right. In fact, Lovano was only then, in 1984, beginning to consider himself a bandleader.