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Peter Paulsen

Peter Paulsen was a student of Dr. Irving Cohen at West Chester University as a recipient of the Rob Simon Memorial Award. He went on to study with Homer Mensch of the Julliard School and graduate studies at Temple University with Michael Shahan of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Jazz studies included time with the late Al Stauffer and Rufus Reid. Mr. Paulsen has been on the faculty at Moravian College, Lehigh University, Temple University and is currently Instructor of Double Bass and Jazz Studies at West Chester University. He is director and founding member of "Turks Head Knot" the West Chester University Faculty Contemporary Music Ensemble, commissioning and premiering new works by today’s leading composers

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Peter Paulsen Trio: A Few Thoughts

Read "A Few Thoughts" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Bassist and composer Peter Paulsen is not reticent in his willingness to quote the bible. He specifically cites Matthew 13: 31-32 in stating an approach to creating music rooted in observation and execution through improvisation, communication and impulsiveness. He references a line regarding the mustard seed, saying it is..."the least of all the seeds; but when ...

A Few Thoughts

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: Time Remembered; Slow Poke; So In Love; Beneath a Weeping Willow’s Shade; Waltz for Dave; Comrade Conrad; Third Time.

NEWS: EVENT

Impromptu Jazz Composition at the Neighborhood House on September 27th

Friday, September 27th; 7:45pm The American Composers Forum, jny: Philadelphia Chapter (ACF Philadelphia) will present a site-specific musical challenge to three prominent Philadelphia jazz composer/performers in front of a live audience: to produce artistic explorations of various aspects of the Neighborhood House and Christ Church. The musical and inspirational elements for these works will be suggested ...

Take Five With Ryan Kauffman

Read "Take Five With Ryan Kauffman" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Ryan Kauffman: “What is not to like about a throaty tenor saxophone with a big aggressive sound, a full voiced soprano saxophone or a hauntingly velvety flute?" --Craig W. Hurst Ryan Kauffman is a saxophonist and private teacher in central and eastern Pennsylvania. He currently leads his own jazz trio and ...

Change of Scenery

Label: Wahbo Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: Change of Scenery; Tight Lipped; In and Of Itself; Triple Pairs; Random Width; B's B; Nefertiti.

NEWS: RECORDING

Free MP3 Download: Peter Paulsen's "Tight Lipped" from Change of Scenery

Free MP3 Download: Peter Paulsen's "Tight Lipped" from Change of Scenery

Download “Tight Lipped," a free MP3 from Peter Paulsen's latest release Change of Scenery. Download: Tight Lipped Peter Paulsen 7:37 From: Change of Scenery About Peter Paulsen Peter Paulsen was a student of Dr. Irving Cohen at West Chester University as a recipient of the Rob Simon Memorial ...

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Peter Paulsen Sextet: Change of Scenery

Read "Change of Scenery" reviewed by John Kelman

Building on the success of Tri-Cycle (Wahbo, 2005), Peter Paulsen expands from piano trio to multi-horn sextet. It's more ambitious, not just for the larger palette from which the bassist draws, but because, unlike Tri-Cycle's mix of originals and craftily arranged material by others, Change of Scenery consists entirely of Paulsen originals, with the exception of ...

Tri-Cycle

Label: Wahbo Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Wren-owned Lady; Tri-Cycle; Darktime; Twelve Tone Tune; Motion; Tre Formaggi; Luisa; What If....

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Peter Paulsen Trio: Tri-Cycle

Read "Tri-Cycle" reviewed by John Kelman

One of last year's most pleasant surprises was Philadelphia-based pianist Jeff Baumeister's debut, Useful Music. Multifaceted, intelligent writing and strong group chemistry made it all the more surprising that Baumeister's quartet--which has clearly been doing its share of woodshedding--came seemingly out of nowhere. The days where an artist emerges as a leader following mentorship with established ...


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