Motian In Motion

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Motian In Motion is a documentary film about legendary jazz drummer Paul Motian. Filmmaker Michael Patrick Kelly first met Paul Motian while shooting a short documentary about his neighborhood on Manhattan's Upper West Side called Duke Ellington Boulevard. Intrigued by Mr. Motian's illustrious but at that point somewhat unheralded musical career, Michael immediately suggested that they collaborate on a documentary about Mr. Motian. At that point Michael filmed two sets of Paul's "Electric Be Bop Band" at the world-famous Birdland jazz club in NYC.