Ron E. Beck
Carlos D'l Puerto
|Paul VornHagen (2016)|
|"Jazz Times" wrote of Paul VornHagen, that he has "gutsy sax, sensuous flute, and vocals smooth as silk."
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Paul has been part of the jazz scene in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for decades. He's won Detroit Music Awards on six separate occasions, and has under his belt almost twice that many recordings as a leader, the most recent being "Trust Your Heart".
Paul is mostly self-taught, beginning on flute (the tenor saxophone came later, but it was perhaps inevitable that eventually he would study music formally, which he had the good sense to do at San Francisco City College, in the late '70s. The Bay Area must have captured his heart because he returns periodically to perform, and it was on one of those visits that KCSM cast him away on the desert island.
|# 1||Dexter Gordon||Go||Cheese Cake||Blue Note|
|# 2||Yusef Lateef||The Diverse Yusef Lateef||Eboness||Rhino|
|# 3||Mongo Santamaria||Live at Jazz Alley||Come Candela||Concord|
|# 4||Chet Baker||Deep in a Dream: The Ultimate Chet Baker Collection||Let's Get Lost||Pacific Jazz|
|# 5||Horace Silver||Six Pieces of Silver||Señor Blues||Blue Note|
|# 6||Paul VornHagen||Trust Your Heart||Lullaby of Birdland||PKO|
|# 7||Duke Ellington and John Coltrane||Duke Ellington and John Coltrane||In a Sentimental Mood||Impulse|
|# 8||Astrud Gilberto||The Diva Series||Agua de Beber||Verve|
|# 9||Frank Wess||Flute Juice||There Is No Greater Love||Progressive|
|# 10||Tumbao Bravo||Una Systema para Todo||Sayulita||PKO|
|Book||James A. Michener, "Caribbean"|
|Luxury Item||"A flute"|