Junius Paul

Junius Paul has established himself as a first call electric and acoustic bassist on the Chicago music scene. Pual was born and raised in the Chicago area and is a graduate of St. Xavier University. He is well-established in many genres, ranging from jazz to hip-hop, house music, funk, classical and gospel, and his passion for music shows consistently in all of his playing. Paul has shared the stage with artists including Wynton Marsalis, Curtis Fuller, Donald Byrd, Fred Anderson, Roscoe Mitchell, Kahil ElíZabar, Chico DeBarge, KRS-One, Dee Alexander, Roy Hargrove and Corey Wilkes. He has appeared on audio and DVD recordings by Corey Wilkes, DJ Shannon Harris, the St. Luke COGIC gospel choir, Peven Everett and Kahil El-Zabar. Junius has also performed internationally, at The Southport Weekender Festival in Southport, England, the Sons díhiver Festival in Paris, France, the Made In Chicago Series in Poznan, Poland, and the Ghana Jazz Festival in Africa.

 
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We have new releases on the horizon! First up is “Cries from tha Ghetto” from Corey Wilkes, one of the hottest young trumpeters on the scene today. Corey is one of the busiest musicians in Chicago and was hand-picked by Roscoe Mitchell to join The Art Ensemble of Chicago, replacing the legendary Lester Bowie. He also plays and tours extensively with other heavy hitters like James Carter, Kahil ElZabar and Will Calhoun of Living Colour. “Cries…” shows off Corey’s incredible range as a musician, a mastery of every corner of jazz. If you can stand toe-to-toe with both Roscoe Mitchell and James Carter on stage night after night, you better be able to bring it. Read more about the CD and hear some tracks right HERE. You can get a copy right now, only from us, in advance of the official release date on April 28th.

posted on March 17, 2009 by Yulun

 
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