Paul Neufeld Group
Dedicated to the original music of Paul, jazz repertoire, and arrangements of
folk songs, the Paul Neufeld Group is a colourful and exciting group ranging
from trio to quintet, depending on context. It indicates the breadth of the
group that the Toronto Jazz Festival selected Paulís trio to back up the
legendary trombonist Ray Anderson, whose repertoire ranges from blues to free
jazz to New Orleans to calypso and beyond.
Paulís longtime collaborator, Rob Clutton, is a regular on double bass. The
group includes percussionists, and saxophone in itís larger forms. Musicians
such as Paul Brundtland (percussion), Nicholas Hockin (percussion), Muhtadi
(percussion), Jesse Baird (drums), Paul Antonio (drums), Collin Barrett
(electric bass), and Rich Howse (saxophones) are the regular ensemble members.
The PN Group featuring vocalist/saxophonist Lester McLean is regularly
performing gospel and spirituals at The Boilerhouse, The Distillery Historic
District, in Toronto. Check the Schedule for details.
The new CD, Walk Together, features the folk music side of the ensemble with
itís theme of 19th Century African-American Spirituals.