"Hey. It's me." Nothing says relaxing like an old friends voice. We share. We gloat. Heck, we even lie a little. So c’mon tell me something I don’t already know. Because hey, its only Paul…how dangerous could this get? -Kyle Prater, Poet
AARON HEICK is the saxophonist, composer and recording artist who released his first album Daylight and Darkness. Aaron Heick has recorded and/or performed with some of the greatest artists of our time: Richard Bona, Ben E. King, Barry Manilow, Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Billy Joel, Brian Wilson, James Taylor, Lenny Kravitz, Dionne Warwick, Christopher Cross, Bette Midler, Cyndi Lauper, The Temptations, the Four Tops, and too many others to list.
Since 2012 he has been a member of Paul Shaffer's CBS Orchestra on The Late Show with David Letterman.
Steve Jordan is a drummer, composer and record producer. Steve Jordan is frequently known for accompanying well known artists both on stage as a sideman and in the recording studio as a session player. He has backed artists like Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, and the Rolling Stones. Along with Pino Palladino, Jordan performs with the John Mayer Trio. He was a founding touring member of the Blues Brothers featuring Dan Aykroyd and the late John Belushi.
He was a founding member of The World's Most Dangerous Band, which backed Paul Shaffer on Late Night with David Letterman on NBC from 1982 to 1986.
Paul sat down to talk with Bernie Worrell, a legendary founder of Parliament-Funkadelic who has worked with Talking Heads. Bernie Worrell is a composer and keyboardist who was inducted into the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. Worrell was also a member of Paul Shaffer's CBS Orchestra.
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As some of you know, my interest is primarily in interviewing lyricists and composers—the great songwriters. I am umbillically connected to Simon & Garfunkel, perhaps thee great duo in American music. My mom, who tends to have the best taste in music, loved them, and saw them when she was in college. The year was 1962 and the place was Buffalo, New York. Those were years with war and strife, but she loved the songs and the harmonizing. “’Bridge Over Troubled Water’ was a song of hope,” she said. Click here for more...