Truly a master improviser, Paul was a child prodigy drummer by the age of 7.
He studied with Joseph Leavitt, the director of percussion at the Peabody
Conservatory of music.
By the age of 11, his musical training was further enhanced by attending
seminars conducted by the legendary Louie Bellson, soon becoming a student
and protégé of Gene Krupa. By the age of 16 he was working with Duke
Ellington’s Bassist Billy Taylor. Paul played on the jazz/blues circuit for years
before he moved to the west coast and became one of the original innovators
of Avant-Garde Jazz in California’s San Francisco Bay area.
In 1974 the legendary Jimmy Lyons heard Paul playing at a club in San
Francisco and asked him to come to New York and play the jazz scene there.
For the next 12 years he played, recorded, and toured the USA & Europe with