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Album Review

Paul Seaforth: When Did You Leave Heaven?

Read "When Did You Leave Heaven?" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Paul Seaforth wears a number of hats on his newest album, When Did You Leave Heaven? --vocalist, trumpeter, saxophonist, arranger, lyricist and co-producer with his wife, Linda. While it's hardly a one-man show--Seaforth has a splendid backup crew--he's definitely the focal point, singing on every number save Juan Tizol's “Caravan" and soloing, even if briefly (and sometimes with the help of overdubbing) throughout.

Seaforth's purpose is explicitly romantic. As he writes, “I wanted the music to reflect the type of ...


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