Paul Wertico

302 – Paul Wertico: A life of improvisation

What can be said about Paul Wertico that hasn’t already been said? He’s s world class, 7X Grammy Award Winning musician who’s esteemed career and reputation proceed him. What’s more impressive than his resume is his resolve, fun-loving spirit and improvisational approach to living. Paul is a recent prostate cancer surviver (we cover this extensively in the conversation) but ins’t one to slow down. This is evident in the fact that he has a new record out with his group Wertico, Cain and Gray, has recently released a new book (Turn the Beat Around)  and is planning on spreading the word about prostate cancer and the importance of males getting a PSA test.

Paul Wertico talks about:

  • The discovery and recovery of his prostate cancer
  • His new book and the fresh, revolutionary approach to “beats”
  • Improvised music and the beauty of experimenting
  • How to practice finding your voice, “saying something” and interacting with the other musicians
  • Much much more

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Paul Wertico plays:

  • DW Drums
  • Paiste
  • Promark Drumsticks
  • Remo Drumheads
  • Shure Microphones
  • Puresound Percussion
  • Humes and Berg Bags

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