Osmosis Part III

Much of Paul Motian’s new disc I Have The Room Above Her has a moody, introspective quality, quite a bit of which comes courtesy of Joe Levano’s tenor sax, though Bill Frisell’s subtler guitar work is no less integral. It’s hard to pick out just one track to love off such a cohesive disc, but the appropriately titled opening tune played by this intuitive threesome, Osmosis Part III, definitely sets the tone. As summer temperatures push up the mercury, it’s a disc to savor late at night when it’s just too hot for sleeping.



(And while I may not be such a fan of liner notes, liner pictures—many of which are included with this disc—give you a great sense of the circumstance under which the music was created. A particular boon for new fans or those who don’t get the chance to catch these musicians live very often.)


—MS