Paul Serrano

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Paul Serrano (born January 1, 1932 in Chicago ; † January 15, 2015 there ) was an American jazz trumpeter and sound engineer .

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Serrano grew up in Chicago and attended DuSable High School. There he had music lessons with Capt. Walter Dyett, who was also the teacher of Nat King Cole , Dorothy Donegan, and Von Freeman . After graduating from high school, Serrano studied at Chicago Musical College; then he did his military service in the US Army, where he played in an army band. After his discharge from the Army, he moved to New York City and became a member of Woody Herman and His Orchestra ; he also toured with Dorothy Donegan before returning to Chicago and working on the local jazz scene. In 1957 recordings were made with the Modern Jazz Trio around Richard Adams , Bob Cranshaw and Walter Perkins ( MJT + 3 , Argo); He also worked as a session musician for numerous recordings for the Chess , Brunswick and Mercury Records labels . a. with Lorez Alexandria and Fontella Bass . In 1960 Serrano recorded his debut album Blues Holiday for Riverside Records , on which Bunky Green , Jodie Christian , Donald Garrett and Pete LaRoca played. During that decade he also appeared on the recordings of Eddie Higgins , Bill Henderson , James Moody , Mongo Santamaría , Red Holloway , Duke Ellington Orchestra , Billy Stewart , Sonny Cox , Ray Bryant and Odell Brown . In 1966 Serrano opened his own recording studio PS Records , later MET Records . In the following years he worked there a. a. for Delmark Records , with Ramsey Lewis , Aretha Franklin , Michael Jackson and Mick Jagger . In the field of jazz, he was involved in 28 recording sessions between 1957 and 1982.

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b Obituary by Graydon Megan in JazzHouse
  2. Tom Lord : The Jazz Discography (online, accessed January 26, 2014)