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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1 reply
  1. Marco Noto
    Marco Noto says:

    Thanks for taking the time to spread the word on early prostate cancer detection Paul and Nick! Lots of awesome stories and insights about drumming and music in general–another great show.

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