PAUL THOMPSON – Bassist, educator, and husband from Pittsburgh, PA. Professor of Jazz Bass at West Virginia University and Duquesne University. Adjunct instrumental music teacher at Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12 Performing Arts School (PPS). Performances include recording and touring stints with trumpeter Maynard Ferguson and saxophonist Stanley Turrentine. Performance credits include Hubert Laws, Geri Allen, Michael Feinstein, Bob James, Phil Woods, Sean Jones, and Billy Porter, among others. Currently, he can be seen playing around the Pittsburgh area among the region’s rich and diverse musical community.

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Note: Paul talks about Monk spending an hour learning a single tune. I heard a story that some friends left Bud Powell in the early evening when he was working on “Embraceable You.” When they came back many hours later in the early hours of the morning he was still working on it!

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