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Anti-Virtuoso Piano, Delicate And Despoiled

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Mark Turner Quartet On JazzSet

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The Music They Left Behind

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Paul Motian at the Village Vanguard in May 2011, on a night he performed with saxophonist Mark Turner. John Rogers for NPR/johnrogersnyc.com hide caption

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Singular Jazz Drummer Paul Motian Dies

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The Mark Turner quartet at the Village Vanguard. L-R: David Virelles, Turner, Ben Street, Paul Motian. John Rogers for NPR/johnrogersnyc.com hide caption

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Mark Turner Quartet: Live At The Village Vanguard

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Paul Motian: Two From An Anti-Drummer

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The Village Vanguard At 75 Meets Paul Motian At 78

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Bill McHenry Quintet in Concert at the Village Vanguard - 06/10/2009

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