Paul Motian

1931 - 2011

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Stephen Paul Motian (March 25, 1931 – November 22, 2011) was an American jazz drummer, percussionist, and composer. Motian played an important role in freeing jazz drummers from strict time-keeping duties.He first came to prominence in the late 1950s in the piano trio of Bill Evans, and later was a regular in pianist Keith Jarrett's band for about a decade (c. 1967–1976). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Motian has received more than 221,776 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Paul Motian is the 1,627th most popular musician, the 8,208th most popular biography from United States and the 687th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Paul Motian ranks 1,627 out of 2,675Before him are Liam Howlett, Tony MacAlpine, The Proclaimers, Karin Dreijer, Sophie Muller, and Glenn Cornick. After him are Afrojack, Narada Michael Walden, Iryna Bilyk, John Martyn, Nick Rhodes, and Yoko Shimomura.

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Among people born in 1931, Paul Motian ranks 380Before him are Ray Bryant, Mitzi Gaynor, Janice Rule, Ignatius Kutu Acheampong, Marino Morettini, and Norman Read. After him are Virginia McKenna, Bernie Geoffrion, Elliott Belgrave, Anthony Newley, Ernest Schultz, and Gianuario Carta. Among people deceased in 2011, Paul Motian ranks 330Before him are Jagjit Singh, Filoimea Telito, Günther Bechem, Dick King-Smith, Bernard Collomb, and Ryan Dunn. After him are Elisabeth Sladen, Mick Karn, Noemí Simonetto de Portela, George Baker, Kjell Johansson, and Mamoni Raisom Goswami.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Paul Motian ranks 8,208 out of 15,968Before him are Clyde Lovellette (1929), Chris Colfer (1990), Mike Gravel (1930), Elisha Kent Kane (1820), Ezra Miller (1992), and Andy Devine (1905). After him are Jordan Peele (1979), Wilmer Valderrama (1980), Robert B. Sherman (1925), Narada Michael Walden (1952), Mia Sara (1967), and Corey Stoll (1976).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Paul Motian ranks 687Before him are Slim Whitman (1923), Bobby Hutcherson (1941), Anthony Braxton (1945), Alan Jay Lerner (1918), The Game (1979), and Tony MacAlpine (1960). After him are Narada Michael Walden (1952), Benjamin Orr (1947), Shannon Leto (1970), Alison Sudol (1984), Michael Steele (1955), and Erykah Badu (1971).