Broadway is like a magnet for the young Paul Motian, born in 1931. The wonderful shows of the composers Harold Arlen, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Jay Livingston cast a spell over him and fascinate him all of his life. Broadway, the cornucopia, lavishes on the world the most beautiful harmonies and melodies, which jazz musicians adopt as their standards. On 5 CDs Paul Motian and a truly top-class lineup among them Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano, Charlie Haden, and Chris Potter play the highlights of the Great American Songbook. Paul Motian wanders through the big shows of his youth, surprises with his unorthodox selection and convinces with highest musicianship, attracting every curious listener with his magnetic energy and thrilling musicality.