Paul West – Jazz Vocal

 Paul West                     The Seattle Scene
Paul West Pianist/singer/composer Paul West entered the Seattle music scene in the middle 50’s, appearing at Norm Bobrow’s Colony with Broadway “Flower Drum Song” star Pat Suzuki. Through the 60’s Paul held forth at The Door Coffeehouse, The Sorrento Hotel and the Riviera on Lake Union with bassists Kenny Greig, Don Rogers and Lee Phelps (returning later for another long stay when the Riviera became the Hungry Turtle).

In the 70’s Paul formed the popular trio ‘BLT’ with Rolf Johnson and Gail Clements. In the early 80’s, West worked in Seattle and Los Angeles with Mark Brown and Garnet Hundley in the trio ‘Surprise,’ highlighted by Jazz Alley and Bellevue Jazz Festival appearances backed by the Barney McClure/Chuck Deardorf/Mike McKinley trio.

The mid 80’s found West pursuing his advertising copywriting career in Los Angeles, where he had a long stand at LA Nicola (occasionally joined by trombonist Bill Reichenbach). Returning to Seattle to work at Microsoft in 1991, Paul, along with Lee Phelps and Norm Bobrow became fixtures at the Rive Gauche (now Tula’s) and for the past 7 years at the College Club.
Being Alone   18.95
Paul West being-alone1 1. Truckin’
2. Here’s That Rainy Day
3. Miss You Mr. Mercer 
4. Angel Eyes
5. Lover’s Prayer
6. Being Alone
7. My Buddy 
8. Someone to Watch Over Me
9. Willie and Laura Mae Jones
10. Ain’t Got Nothin’ but the Blues

11. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
12. ‘Round Midnight/Yesterdays
13. Georgia on my Mind
14. How Deep is the Ocean
15. Prelude to a Kiss
Paul West on vocals and piano
Lucky So and So    18.95
Paul West CD 1. Boo 
2. Welcome Little Girl
3. Married to the Blues
4. Donna Lee 
5. If I Could Have My Way
6. 20th Century Fox 
7. Spiders
8. I Like You So Much Better 
9. I’m Just a Lucky So and So
Bassist Jeff Johnson, the rarely heard Northwest great Ford Ramsey on piano (tracks 3, 5 and 8), Paul on the others, and a couple of beautiful arrangements by trombonist Bill Reichenbach with an all-star L.A. big band