Paul Wertico Episode 2

Paul Wertico.

Paul Wertico is well-known for his long-term collaborations with guitarists Pat Metheny and Larry Coryell. He visited us recently and showed why he is also well known as a music educator— he is a tenured professor of Jazz studies at Roosevelt University in Chicago and an in-demand clinician; this at the same time as he produces, writes, heads up his own trio, and does session work in the Chicago area.

Through the music we heard that night, Paul articulated his philosophy of drumming, and left us wanting more. He is back tonight with several more tracks, as well as some recordings of his own work, where we will have a chance to hear his drumming philosophy in action.

Considering how well-rounded that philosophy is, I can’t wait to hear his selections for us.

Listen to the Paul Wertico Podcast – Episode 2

Paul Wertico Playlist

Extrapolation — John McLaughlin

Album: Extrapolation, 1969
Drums: Tony Oxley

Time — Manfred Mann

Album: Chapter Three, 1969
Drums: Craig Collinge

You and I — Silver Apples

Album: Contact, 1969
Drums: Danny Taylor

Red Clay — Charles Earland

Album: Leaving this Planet, 1974
Drums: Harvey Mason

Soulful Drums — Idris Muhammad

Album: Black Rhythm Revolution, 1971
Drums: Idris Muhammad

The Way to Riches — Marbin

Album: Last Chapter of Dreaming, 2013
Drums: Paul Wertico
Percussion: Jamey Haddad and Zohar Fresco

Más Allá (Beyond) — Pat Metheny Group

Album: First Circle, 1984
Drums: Paul Wertico

Taliaville — Paul Wertico Trio

Album: Don’t Be Scared Anymore, 2000
Drums: Paul Wertico

Danger Zone — Ellen McIlwaine

Album: Everybody Needs It, 1982
Drums: Paul Wertico

Trying to Remember to Forget — Wertico Cain & Grey

Album: Out in SPACE, 2013
Drums: Paul Wertico

Three Movements in Movement — Fabrizio Mocata, Giancarlo Scaglia, & Paul Wertico

Album: Free the Opera!, 2013
Drums: Paul Wertico

Paul Wertico’s Website