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Greg Paul

Greg Paul is a Buffalo raised drummer, composer and band leader based in Los Angeles, CA. He is a graduate of the USC Jazz studies Masters program and toured the world with artists like Kamaal Williams (Henry Wu), China Moses and Mark de Clive-Lowe. Greg is also heavily involved in L.A’s recording community, playing on records for Gary Bartz, Roy Ayers, Joao Donato, Chronixx, Protoje etc..Along with a busy live performance and recording schedule, Greg’s primary focus is the Katalyst, a band of talented musicians, composers, producers and creatives that he established in 2014. Although the group is still in it’s early stages, the band has had many accomplishments on and off the bandstand and Greg plans on pursuing the full potential of the Katalyst for the duration of his career.



Greg Paul: We Can Share These Commonalities

Read "Greg Paul: We Can Share These Commonalities" reviewed by Barbara Ina Frenz

Drummer, composer, and band leader Greg Paul--born in 1987 and raised in Buffalo, NY--remembers his home town as a place of lived community, especially among musicians. That spirit never left him. On the contrary: he took it to the metropolis of Los Angeles where he relocated in 2011 and still lives today as an internationally acknowledged and sought-after musician. Growing up with gospel music, he gathered his first professional experiences as a drummer at an early age--in the ...

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Dwight Trible: Ancient Future

Read "Ancient Future" reviewed by Chris May

This adventurous album takes spiritual jazz's premier vocalist out of his comfort zone and into the deep blue yonder. It is a work of extremes, beginning with a storm of avant-rock, funk and electronics and ending by spinning off into abstract space accompanied by a virtual headful of Stanley Owsley's finest. In short, Ancient Future will shave your ass. The album is the follow-up to Trible's outstanding Mothership (Gearbox, 2019), but aside from being on the same ...

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Phil Ranelin & Wendell Harrison: Jazz Is Dead 16

Read "Jazz Is Dead 16" reviewed by Chris May

There is much to love about Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad's Jazz Is Dead label and an equal amount to hate. The production duo's declared mission is “to foreground legends from the past" and “to highlight their contributions" to popular music in general and jazz in particular. Admirable. Spread the love. Trouble is, the results are inconsequential as often as they are substantial. When it works, as on bassist Henry Franklin's Jazz Is Dead 14 (2022), the music will ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Jazz Is Dead 16

Jazz Is Dead


Ancient Future

Gearbox Records


Jazz Is Dead 13:...

Jazz Is Dead


Nine Lives

World Galaxy



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