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"A great Terry Bozzio transcription from the pen of Paul Goldberg"

Ronald Spagnardi
Editor, Modern Drummer

Terry Bozzio solos

 

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Pat yourself on the back, man. I heard your new tunes on your website,
and I have only heard the first opening tune. Love the growling Rhodes,
and the sax lines.
 You and Otmaro have stolen my Rhodes ideas that I stole from Chick,
that he stole from Miles, mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!

 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

 Rhodes will always rule, and you kicked ass as usual.


 BRAVO,

-Larry

Larry Contreras

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Hi Paul,

We met a Matt Rhode's party.

I finally had time to listen to your CDs. Very nice work and one of the best recorded drums I've heard in a long time!

All the best,

Greg

Greg Manning Music

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FAT BASTARD is back, in a BIG way.



It's so rare to find a musician who can truly make their instrument sing (Levant, Gillespie, Clapton), and even rarer when it's a drummer (Krupa), but listening to the contribution that you brought to the few clips that I've heard shows what can be done when drums aren't just treated as sticks and skins to keep time.

Kudos. You have the magic.

FB

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"You're a playin' motherfucker, and we are gonna be playin' together...
What I heard you playing tonight, is the kind of shit I want you to play with me."
(Also, you're an ugly motherfucker, but your wife is beautiful...Hahahahaha!)

"Les McCann"
(Keyboardist/Jazz Legend)

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"Luv this guy"

What's not to like about my buddy Paul Goldberg.
He plays great, he plays Gretsch drums, and he was a fan of my uncle Chico Guerrero. He always visits me when he's at the union, and "he knows, and love's music as much as I do."

Who am I ???,
Alfredo Rubalcava"
(Professional Musicians/Local 47,Business-Rep)

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Modern Drummer Oct 2005 click on cover to see the article

 

"Paul Goldberg's CD Release at LaVeLee
"Drummer Paul Goldberg held his CD release party at LaVeLee in December.
I have known Paul Goldberg for many years, and have been a fan of his marvelous drumming. He studied music at Philadelphia College for Performing Arts, and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in drums and percussion. He's been featured in "Modern Drummer" magazine. Paul has performed, or recorded with such artists as Bill Medley, The Manhattans, Pete Christleib, Bob Sheppard, Bruce Fowler, Otmaro Ruiz, The Billy Wilson band (featuring Tom Petty), and Jean-Michel Byron (of TOTO), to name a few. Some of his TV and FILM Credits include; The Last Samurai, Rush Hour II, Will and Grace, West Wing, Along Came Polly, The Nutty Professor II, The Drew Carey Show, Boston Legal, and Less than Perfect.

LaVeLee is a venue in Studio City that presents a variety of jazz styles, from Contemporary, Latin, Brazilian, Fusion, Blues, World beat and Straight-ahead. They feature groups that you don't hear at most of the other jazz clubs around LA Goldberg's new CD is titled "Whim of the Current," which he produced, with CO-producer Mike Fennel, who also engineered the CD done at "Universal Studios."

Goldberg had a first rate quartet that included Glen Berger (on tenor & soprano saxes and flute), Bill Fulton (on electric keyboards), and Derek Frank (on acoustic and electric basses). I enjoyed the groups energy, spirit, and musicianship. They did a great job covering many different styles, doing them all well. I also happened to sit next to "Les McCann," who seemed to really be enjoying the band too. The first tune "The One Step" (by Chick Corea), was a shuffle, but in a more contemporary style, with Berger on soprano sax. The tune had an easy, mellow groove, combining contemporary, and straight-ahead jazz, and then went into a double time feel. Goldberg's drumming was strong, but not overbearing. "Wind Sprint" (by John Patitucci), was a jazz-funk piece that had a heavy drum beat with Berger switching to tenor sax. The tune had a nice bounce to it, with a strong bass pulse. Berger's solid playing was a delight, as he played with a lot of conviction. Fulton was in top form on his solo and Frank got in some strong licks on his bass solo. Goldberg kicked the band with his powerful drumming. The crowd loved it!
"Pravoce" (by Michel Camilo), had Berger playing flute on the beautiful theme. There was a nice blend between Fulton, and Berger. Fulton swung hard on his solo, and Frank got in some creative licks on his solo. "Eighty-one" (by Ron Carter), was a funk/jazz piece that reminded me of Miles Davis' "Footprints" period...very spacey feeling. Berger burned on his tenor sax. "Black Nile" (by Wayne Shorter), was done at a fast clip, in a straight-ahead groove. Goldberg kept a strong rhythmic groove throughout, helped along by Frank's strong bass work. Berger cooked on tenor, as he bopped through the changes. "Samba Song" (by Chick Corea), was a Latin/fusion tune, with a contemporary flavor. It got pretty wild, and everyone nailed their solos. The closer was "Cappuccino" (by Corea), an up tempo bebop piece. Berger tore it up on soprano sax, and the whole group worked hard, and ended the set on a high note. I really enjoyed the group and their outstanding performance. The audience was also really into the music. I wish Goldberg a lot success with his latest project.

By Bob Comden

"Bob's Beat", Column of LA Jazz Scene Newspaper

January 2005 Issue No. 208

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Recent Concert Fan Testimonial - August 2005

"What makes Paul's skill so special isn't his fervent stickwork or impeccable timing ... it's the ability he has to bring out the best in the other professionals he's working with. His deft use of subtle strokes and accents makes the musicians around him sound even better. Paul understands the nuances of his instrument and executes them flawlessly and appropriately across a multitude of musical styles (jazz, rock, etc.). Every time I hear Paul play, I pick up something else to apply to my own drumming."
- Corey W., Los Angeles

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"From African Rhythms to Zappa-esque compositions, and everything in 
between ... That's the breath of Paul Goldberg's drumming expertise. With 
a storied career spanning over thirty years as a professional drummer, 
Paul's drumming experience will "guarantee" that your recording session, or live gig doesn't miss a beat.(Whether it's a complex piece of sheet music, or, a generic beat that needs the finesse of a true pro, count it off right by hiring a drummer who can get you to the finale with a standing ovation."
E.

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August 12, 1999

August 12, 1999
WHOOT! Newspaper
South Jersey's Entertainment, Casino & Dining Newspaper

Former Margate resident Paul Goldberg, who now resides in the Los Angeles area, was a local drummer who played casino shows and lounges in Atlantic City. He now freelances in L.A. doing studio work and live shows.

Goldberg has recorded and/or appeared on TV shows including Dharma & Greg," The Drew Carey Show, Family Matters, Coach, Rosanne, Etc. Paul also played on VH1's Vinyl Justice and the 1995 L.A. Emmy Awards. More recently, he played with Tom Petty in Malibu, CA. Paul explains, " Tom would sit in with our band in order to warm-up his chops for his tour." Paul can be seen in the new hit movie, American Pie, showing locally at the Tilon 12 Theater.

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Modern Drummer, October 1986

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