Mahalo for visiting my site, 2022 has been a busy year . Celebrating a new grandson Michael Allan . Now I have three Rio James and Olivia June . You ll see them at my shows ! Glad to be out playing again . Lot of concert appearances slated . Please check out my tour page . I just complete a new single produced and written by Grammy Award winning Paul Brown . Paul’s been a great horned over the years and you’ll love this funky new song . Exciting release news to follow ! Two more concerts at SouthCoast winery left . Ill be featured on September 11th ! for more info visit https://www.southcoastwinery.com/concerts. Performing with the great bassist composer Brian Bromberg in September . His music is off the hook ! Excited to be playing with the Honolulu Symphony in November . That will be a classic concert featuring songs from my Magenta Orchestra record and playing some of David Benoit’s classic symphony arrangements . Another season of Grooves Jazz at The Westin slated for winter 2022 and spring 2023 . Dates and artists announced soon. Lastly we will be back with Live from La Costa next summer ! Mahalo all for all your love and support
Michael Paulo Plays on the New Miles Davis release Rubberband!
In 1986 Michael was asked by Miles to do a session with Miles . Subsequently the tracks were never released until now. The record released on September 6th 2019 reached the number one spot on the Billboard Jazz charts it’s first week out.
Ray Parker Jr., Paul Brown, Peter White, David Benoit, Paul Jackson Jr. and Brian Simpson are among his buddies illuminating the new soul-jazz album. The first single, “Who You Gonna Call?,” impacts radio.
MENIFEE (7 June 2018): From beginning to end, saxophonist Michael Paulo’s “Beautiful Day,” is a celebration of love, friendship and the Aloha spirit. Opening with the title track inspired by the joyous news that he was going to become a grandfather and closing with the timeless Carole Kingode to friendship, “You’ve Got A Friend,” Paulo’s eleventh solo disc dropped on the Apaulo Productions imprint. The collection is comprised of eight Paulo compositions and five modern classics produced by Paulo with two tracks helmed by two-time Grammy winner Paul Brown. The first single presently collecting radio spins and playlist adds spotlights guitarist Ray Parker Jr. on the aptly titled “Who You Gonna Call?”
Inherent in Paulo’s soulful play emoted through tenor, soprano and alto saxes on “Beautiful Day” is an effervescent spirit, a hallmark that perhaps emanates from the DNA of his Hawaiian blood. A genuine sense of gratitude is another vital element present in his recordings. With that ethos, Paulo crafted a set list that enabled him to record with and feature some of his accomplished friends the likes of which include guitarists Parker Jr., Brown, Peter White and Paul Jackson Jr.; pianist David Benoit, keyboardist Brian Simpson, bassists Freddie Washington and Roberto Vally, percussionist Lenny Castro, and drummers Gorden Campbell and Michael White.
“I truly have the best friends in life that always are there to support me. ‘You’ve Got A Friend’ represents why I am able to do what I do. I hope this record will touch people emotionally. My approach to playing has always been about expressing feeling and emotion and drawing the listener in so that they forget all the stress in their lives. I hope it renews their spirit, so they can continue to be happy and express love. When I perform live, my biggest gratification is when I feel that I have uplifted people emotionally and they can go home feeling good about themselves and life in general. That’s our gift as musicians and I am so blessed to be able to do what I do,” said Paulo.
The album also showcases Paulo’s touring band – a trio of Hawaiians comprised of Kimo Cornwell(keyboards), David Inamine (bass) and Fred Schreuders (guitar) along with drummers Land Richards and Sergio Gonzalez – which will take the stage with Paulo at SoCal hotspot Spaghettini on July 21 to celebrate the release of “Beautiful Day.”
Paulo’s professional career spans more than forty years, and includes gigs playing alongside R&B, pop and jazz headliners Al Jarreau, James Ingram, Patti Austin, Jeffrey Osborne, Kenny Loggins, Johnny Mathis, Bobby Caldwell and Rick Braun. He debuted as a solo artist in 1977 with the Japan-only release of “Tat’s in the Rainbow,” an album that highlighted Herbie Hancockon keyboards. Paulo continues his dual career as a solo artist and as a first-call session player-sideman. He also produces concerts and jazz festivals in Hawaii and in the long-time California resident’s home state. These days, Paulo tours frequently with Peter White, who plies his signature delicate acoustic guitar nuances in addition to contributing to the arrangement for “Beautiful Day’s” profound version of Sting’s “Fragile.” The saxman’s longest touring association was with Jarreau, with whom he shared the stage throughout the late crossover crooner’s glory days.
“I recorded ‘Your Song’ as a tribute to Al, who gave me my big break when he hired me for his touring band in 1983. We toured the world together for eleven years and he featured me on his ‘Live in London’ album. I used his arrangement of ‘Your Song’ and David Benoit delivered a heartfelt piano performance. I miss Al.”
Paulo’s “Beautiful Day” album contains the following songs:
“Beautiful Day” featuring Paul Brown
“Mr. Magic” featuring Paul Brown
“Back with the Funk” featuring Paul Jackson Jr.
“Your Song” featuring David Benoit
“Who You Gonna Call?”
“You’ve Got A Friend”
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Hi All, It’s finally here. Please go and check it out . Now at CDBaby.com
Featuring, Paul Brown, David Benoit , Peter White, Brian Simpson, Kimo Cornwell, Paul Jackson Jr. and more
Got my yanigasawa new and improved custom tenor sax yesterday. I absolutely love it ! Best tenor I ever had. Great full tone. Effortless to blow and intonation unreal . It’s like going from a compact car to a high end sports car. Mahalo to my friend Kanzaki and the folks at yanigasawa . Made with high quality in Japan and not China ! If you are thinking about a high quality instrument. Buy this and be done with it the rest of your life . My only regret is I wish I had this thirty years ago
Michael Paulo uses Rico select Jazz Reeds .He has been using Rico Products since he began playing the saxophone at age 15. He plays Beechler no. 7 metal mouth pieces .Michael Paulo plays Yanigasawa Custom Pink Gold Alto, the new Custom Tenor Pink Gold WO37 series and Curved Soprano .
Got my yanigasawa new and improved custom tenor sax . I absolutely love it ! Best tenor I ever had. Great full tone. Effortless to blow and intonation unreal . It’s like going from a compact car to a high end sports car. Mahalo to my friend Kanzaki and the folks at yanigasawa . Made with high quality in Japan and not China ! If you are thinking about a high quality instrument. Buy this and be done with it the rest of your life . My only regret is I wish I had this thirty years ago
Michael Paulo is available for producing and recording sessions. Please fill out the request form and specify what you would need. Number of songs to be recorded and what the project is for. Session rates will be based on this information. All that is required is a stereo mix of your track sent on a CD rom in aiff or sounddesigner files. Specify the tempo, for example 98bpm and make sure your track starts on beat 1. I will overdub a minimum of 2 takes and send it back to you via the same format. Your engineer can then mix it into your song. I will allow one re take if you are not satisfied.Rate is a flat rate inclusive of artist fee, studio and engineer. Mail CD’s to 23811 Washington Ave., Suite. C110-123, Murrieta,Ca. 92562. Thankyou