Paul Motian

Born: 
03/25/1931
City: 
Philadelphia
Region: 
Pennsylvania
Country: 
USA
Died: 
11/22/2011
Years Active: 
1950's-2011
Instruments: 
Drums
Associated Artists: 
Recorded With: 

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Stephen Paul Motian was an American jazz drummer, percussionist and composer. He first came to prominence in the late 1950s in the piano trio of Bill Evans, and later led several groups. Motian played an important role in freeing jazz drummers from strict time-keeping duties.