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Paul Motian, 80; inventive drummer played on classic records by Bill Evans

Mr. Motian also played for Thelonious Monk and Keith Jarrett. Mr. Motian also played for Thelonious Monk and Keith Jarrett. (claire stefani/washington post)
By Matt Schudel
Washington Post / November 24, 2011
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WASHINGTON - Paul Motian - whose subdued, shape-shifting drumming with pianist Bill Evans and other musicians influenced generations of jazz drummers - died Tuesday at a hospital in New York. He was 80.

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