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Paul Wertico

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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 14, he got his first drum set and taught himself how to play it. By age 15, he was already playing professionally with various rock and jazz bands. By the early '70s, he was a fixture of the Chicago music scene, playing and recording with a multitude of diverse artists including legendary jazz saxophonist Joe Daley, ethnomusicologist Paul Berliner, blues-rock vocalist/guitarist Ellen McIlwaine, rock singer Adrian Smith, folk singer Terry Callier, ECM-influenced guitarist Ross Traut, the fusion-based Simon & Bard Group, and a whole list of others

Album

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

Album

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

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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

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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

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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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Pat Metheny Group

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The Pat Metheny Group was an American jazz band founded in 1977. The core members of the group were guitarist, composer and bandleader Pat Metheny; and keyboardist and composer Lyle Mays, who was in the group at its inception. Other long-standing members included bassist and producer Steve Rodby, from 1981 to 2010, and Antonio Sanchez, from 2002 to 2010. Vocalist Pedro Aznar and drummer Paul Wertico were also long-time members. In addition to a core quartet, the group was often joined by a variety of other instrumentalists expanding the size to six or eight musicians.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Tomas Fujiwara's Triple Double, MOTDTK & UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra

Read "Tomas Fujiwara's Triple Double, MOTDTK & UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Tomas Fujiwara's one of the most respected drummers in the creative scene, and his new release with Triple Double reinforces that. March is a must-have for 2022. The UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra is the leading large ensemble, and their new Last Dance is a gem too. One of the hottest people around is saxophonist James Brandon ...

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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 ...

Album

Metamorphosis

Label: New Origins Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Game Changer; Metamorphosis (Intro); Metamorphosis; Into the Dazzling Darkness (Intro); Into the Dazzling Darkness; Morning Angels (Intro); Morning Angels; Once in a Dark Night; Sarum; Magical Space; Soliloquy.


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