Sound of Love
Live album by
RecordedJune 7–10, 1995
ProducerStefan F. Winter
Paul Motian chronology
Reincarnation of a Love Bird
Sound of Love
At the Village Vanguard

Sound of Love is a live album by jazz drummer Paul Motian recorded at the Village Vanguard in 1995 and on the Winter & Winter label in 1997.[1]


The Penguin Guide to Jazz selected this album as part of its suggested Core Collection.[2]

The AllMusic review by Stephen Cook awarded the album 4½ stars, calling it "a stellar set of jazz covers and Motian originals" and stating: "As the premium sound quality of the recording makes clear, this trio had an almost telepathic rapport on stage, inspiring each other in both ensemble playing and solo flights. This kind of hand-in-glove chemistry is certainly due in part to the group's many stints on the road, but also comes from the individual player's complimentary [sic] styles".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
The Penguin Guide to Jazz4/4 stars[2]
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[3]
Tom HullA–[4]

Track listing

All compositions by Paul Motian except as indicated
  1. "Misterioso" (Thelonious Monk) - 13:24
  2. "Duke Ellington's Sound of Love" (Charles Mingus) - 9:09
  3. "Mumbo Jumbo" - 7:29
  4. "Once Around the Park" - 6:48
  5. "Good Morning Heartache" (Irene Higginbotham, Ervin Drake, Dan Fisher) - 8:48
  6. "Epistrophy" (Kenny Clarke, Monk) - 7:10
  7. "Play" - 6:08
  • Recorded at the Village Vanguard in New York City on June 7–10, 1995



  1. ^ Winter & Winter catalogue accessed August 9, 2011
  2. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008) [1992]. "Paul Motian". The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). New York: Penguin. pp. 1048–1049. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.
  3. ^ a b Cook, S. AllMusic Review accessed August 9, 2011
  4. ^ Hull, Tom (June 2, 2020). "Music Week". Tom Hull – On the Web. Retrieved June 20, 2020.