, Funk / Jazz bassist and “Musician’s Musician” passed away March 18, 2021 in Japan. His unique and innovative style, combining deep grooves and responsive improvisation with his band mates created bass lines that moved bodies and minds throughout the world. As the bassist with Herbie Hancock in his band “Head Hunters” Paul shaped a sound that launched a new direction in contemporary music. With uncountable projects with Hancock, Santana, and so many others, his genius and spirit is missed but still lives in his music.
Paul's Ceremony in Japan Akiko Suzuki, Paul's wife posted her thoughts and shared some of the speech she read at Paul's ceremony in Japan. She also described his last tour, last performances, and his health issues. You can find it HERE. in our News Section.
His obituary in the New York Times can be found HERE.