Jazz vocalist Paul Jost has been making waves lately on the New York scene performing at many of the cities best known venues. Known as a consummate storyteller, Paul is highly regarded for his instrumental vocal style and rhythmic approach.
This is not unexpected, prior to aiming his focus on his vocal career, Paul had a long career as an instrumentalist and sideman having recorded and performed with Billy Eckstine, Mark Murphy, Dr. John, Bucky Pizzarelli, Joe Farrell and Ron Carter to name just a few.
Paul launched his solo vocal career in 2015 with the release of his debut vocal album “Breaking Through” and in March this year he’ll release his long expected follow-up album titled “Simple Life”.
In December last year Paul took his quartet featuring, Jim Ridl (Piano), Dean Johnson (Bass) and Tim Horner (Drums) into New York’s Blue Note Jazz club. This concert was recorded live and as a pre-cursor to the release of the new album Paul has just launched a series of live video’s recorded at venue. Many of the songs recorded during this performance also appear on the new release. The video featured here is Paul’s arrangement of the Ellington classic “Caravan” in an arrangement that provides him with a perfect vehicle to highlight his scatting skills.
The first three video’s in the series (including the video featured here) are “The touch of your Lips” and Paul’s take on “If I only had a Brain” known from the film “The wizard Of Oz”. Further video’s in the series will be released over the next few months. You can view the video’s here on Paul’s YouTube channel. Remember while your there, don’t forget to subscribe.
To find out more on Paul Jost visit his website.
Track: Caravan (Duke Ellington & Juan Tizol)
Paul Jost, Vocals | Jim Ridl, Piano | Dean Johnson, Bass | Tim Horner, Drums.
Recorded: December 16, 2018
Venue: The Blue Note Jazz Club (NYC)
Directed by: Ethan Nobel
Produced by: DQB Media and Design
Editors Note: Stay tuned for a featured interview with Paul Jost in the Spring Edition of the Jazz In Europe Magazine.
Last modified: January 28, 2019