The New York Times: "The Windmills of your Mind – Mr. Motian's last album, on Winter & Winter – features one of his closest collaborators, the guitarist Bill Frisell, and one of his newer protégés, the bassist Thomas Morgan. Standing humbly in the foreground is the vocalist Petra Haden, whose father, the bassist Charlie Haden, had a musical bond with Mr. Motian stretching back more than 40 years.
Singing standards with forthright sweetness and hardly a jot of flowery affectation, Ms. Haden creates a serene foil for Mr. Motian's brushwork, with its cobwebby flutter. And interspersed throughout are a handful of his originals, including the country-tinged 'Little Foot', the darkly reflective 'Backup' and the magnificently somber 'Trieste'.
December 1, 2011
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