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Paul Wertico


Hailed in the press as "One of the most versatile and musical drummers in music today", Paul Wertico was born January 5, 1953 in Chicago. He gained worldwide recognition as a member of the Pat Metheny Group from 1983 to 2001. During his tenure with Metheny, Wertico played on ten recordings and four videos, appeared on numerous television shows, and frequently toured around the world. He also won seven Grammy Awards (for "Best Jazz Fusion Performance," "Best Contemporary Jazz Performance," and "Best Rock Instrumental Performance"), magazine polls, and received several gold records.


Paul Wertico's Drums Without Boundaries

Label: Da Vinci Classics
Released: 2023
Track listing: Alchimia; Black Two; Corner Conversation; Hunting; Sicily; Urban Mood; Somewhere In Between; Simple Land; Time Well Served; Three Movements In Movement; You Can Get There From Here; (Deconstructing John Cage's) Third Construction

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Paul Wertico

Jazz Musician of the Day: Paul Wertico

All About Jazz is celebrating Paul Wertico's birthday today! Hailed in the press as “One of the most versatile and musical drummers in music today”, Paul Wertico was born on January 5, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois. At age 12, he learned how to read music and play drums and percussion instruments in grade school. At age ...


Letter From Rome

Label: Alfa Music Import
Released: 2022
Track listing: Buongiorno Roma; L'elogio delle cose semplici; Aria; Modestina; Trilogy Suite: Phone Messages/Blind Butterfly/Brushing Up On A Few Things; Dave; Buonasera Roma; Three-Headed Tower Samba; Vecchio Frak


Windows Of Time

Label: UMEDIA Studios
Released: 2021
Track listing: Peaceful Transformation; How Can I Know That Love Is Endless?; Watching The Trees Dance; By Way of The Dream; I'll Meet You There; Frontbeat Frontiers; Time Well Served; Chasing Illusions; Remembering Oneness; Life Reimagined


Article: Take Five With...

Take Five With Brian Eaton

Read "Take Five With Brian Eaton" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Brian Eaton From sitting in on drums at an L.A. jazz club at age nine to jamming with Gilby Clarke (former Guns 'N Roses guitarist) in his older brother's band at 11, Brian Eaton found the spark in a pair of sticks that ignited his passion at an early age. The Allegra Drums Artist, musician, ...


News: Recording

Brian Eaton Unveils New Album, ‘All The Earth Will Mourn,’ With Help From A Couple Of His Favorite Artists

Brian Eaton Unveils New Album, ‘All The Earth Will Mourn,’ With Help From A Couple Of His Favorite Artists

The new album, All The Earth Will Mourn, by musician/composer/producer Brian Eaton is out now on digital platforms via his label, Eatin’ Records. The album explores jazz fusion in new directions creating a tapestry of emotion and expectation with creative interpolations of nuance and rhythm and is influenced by the fusion and prog rock music Eaton ...


Article: In Pictures

Wertico / Haque / Gray at the Bop Stop in Cleveland

Read "Wertico / Haque / Gray at the Bop Stop in Cleveland" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Blowing in from the Windy City, drummer extraordinaire Paul Wertico recently visited the Bop Stop in Cleveland for a performance on April 15, 2022. He brought with him the exemplary talents of guitarist Fareed Haque and bassist Larry Gray. Prior to the concert, Wertico led a masterclass for all musicians discussing ways to approach the art ...

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David Cain


David Cain. An acclaimed revolutionary of “unbroken media and art”, David Cain is a composer, musician, vocalist, filmmaker, author, artist… in a class with music’s most forward-reaching innovators because of his groundbreaking multimedia explorations using old and new tech. David Cain’s musical journey includes studies with international award-winning composer, Dr. Roque Cordero (Arnold Schoenberg), writing for symphony, movies and the Stan Kenton Big Band, and making radio music while on roster of Geffen Records in the '80s with his band, Bux da Hoota.

David's decade-long collaboration, Wertico Cain & Gray, with 7-time Grammy winner Paul Wertico (Pat Metheny Group), and bassist/cellist/composer, Larry Gray, has led to new music and art, winning a prestigious "Best Album - Live Performance" award along the way, and gathering audiences in search of new worlds of sound-making and digital cinema


Article: Interview

Phase Dancing: Gottlieb, Wertico, Sanchez—The Art of Drumming in the Pat Metheny Group

Read "Phase Dancing: Gottlieb, Wertico, Sanchez—The Art of Drumming in the Pat Metheny Group" reviewed by Joseph Vella

It was 1978 when I first heard “Phase Dance" on Bay Area jazz station KJAZ from a new band called the Pat Metheny Group (PMG). The music didn't just blow me away, it also spoke to me on such a deep level. Little did I know, it would stay with me forever. What the PMG did ...


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