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.
Mahalo to all who supported our festival this year !
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
To all my supporters, my New Cd is being pressed now and will be mailed soon to all my Go Fund Me Supporters. Once again a Big Mahalo for helping to make it happen…Hope to see you at our festival Sunday May 27th..Love you all
Smooth Jazz continues in Hawaii with the incredible Peter White debuting his new record “Groovin” for all the folks in Honolulu. It is always a fun night with Peter White and band. Also featuring Grammy Award winning keyboardist Gregg Karukas and Hawaii’s own saxman Michael Paulo with drummer Sergio Gonzalez and Bassist Smitty Smith. 8 pm , VIP meet and Great reception 7 15 pm, Liliu Theater, Hawaii Convention Center.
We had a blessed 2016 . Mahalo to all of the artist we had the pleasure to work with on our shows and also to all the fans and supporters that came out to see them. We hope that 2017 will bring good times and health to all. We are happy to announce a new jazz series at the Westin . New jazz series at The Monarch Beach Resort , continued concerts in Hawaii, The third annual Asian AmericanJazz festival in May and the 12th annual Temecula Wien and music Festival Sept 2017. The new events in the works . Stay tuned and Aloha! Michael and Terri Paulo
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