Famous for his work with the Pat Metheny Group, Paul Wertico is a seven-time Grammy Award winning drummer. Paul’s discography includes a veritable who’s who of music, and he has won the reader’s poll in both Modern Drummer and Drum magazines. In addition to his work with his own Paul Wertico Trio, Paul is an Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts. He has been featured in the new movie, Masters of Resonance, and is a frequent guest on panels and at special music events. In this interview, Paul talks about his path to drums, his career, and his philosophy of drums. Paul also talks about his exciting new book, Turn the Beat Around: A Drummer’s Guide to Playing Backbeats on 1 and 3 (Alfred Music 2017), as well as his successful battle with prostate cancer.
For more information onPaul, visit: PaulWertico.Com
To get a copy of Paul’s new Book, Turn the Beat Around: A Drummer’s Guide to Playing “Backbeats” on 1 and 3, visit Alfred music
Check out the Masters of Resonance Official Trailer
For an example of one of Paul’s solo works, check out “Corner Conversation” from his StereoNucleosis album.