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Paul Wertico

dr, perc, *1953 US, Chicago
Musician / Producer of Rock and Jazz

Paul Wertico (born January 5, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American drummer. He gained recognition as a member of the Pat Metheny Group from 1983 until 2001, leaving the group to spend more time with his family and to pursue other musical interests. Metheny heard the Simon and Bard Group with Wertico and bassist Steve Rodby, and invited both to join his band. During his tenure with Metheny, Wertico played on ten recordings and four videos, appeared on television and toured around the world. He also won seven Grammy Awards (for "Best Jazz Fusion Performance," "Best Contemporary Jazz Performance," and "Best Rock Instrumental Performance"), magazine polls, and received several gold records.

     
Instruments
  • Drums
  • Percussion
  • Cymbals
Genres
  • Rock
  • Jazz
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Solo Paul on Superchatarraespéshal by Gillespi
Cowboys & Africans on The Bari Session by Paul Wertico & John Helliwell
Circular Motion on The Bari Session by Paul Wertico & John Helliwell
Toms for Talia on The Bari Session by Paul Wertico & John Helliwell
Urban Mood on Paul Wertico's Drums Without Boundaries by Paul Wertico
It Seemed That Life Was so Beautiful on The Bari Session by Paul Wertico & John Helliwell
Alchimia on Paul Wertico's Drums Without Boundaries by Paul Wertico
Don't Look Back on The Yin and the Yout by Paul Wertico
Train Bossa on The Bari Session by Paul Wertico & John Helliwell
Tuning Song on The Bari Session by Paul Wertico & John Helliwell

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Free The Opera!Fabrizio Mocata / Gianmarco Scaglia / Paul Wertico2013Album
StereoNucleosisPaul Wertico2004Album
TricyclesLarry Coryell With Paul Wertico And Mark Egan2003Album
The Sign Of 4 Vol.2Derek Bailey, Pat Metheny, Gregg Bendian, Paul Wertico1997Album
The Sign Of 4Derek Bailey, Pat Metheny, Gregg Bendian, Paul Wertico1997Album
Bang!Paul Wertico / Gregg Bendian1996Album
The Yin And The YoutPaul Wertico1993Album
Spontaneous CompositionRichi Corpolongo, Doug Lofstrom, Paul Wertico1981Album
UnionLaurence Hobgood, Brian Torff, Paul WerticoAlbum
The Sign Of 4 vol. 1 Statement Of The CaseDerek Bailey, Pat Metheny, Gregg Bendian, Paul WerticoAlbum
The Sign Of 4 Vol.3 The Balance Of ProbabilityDerek Bailey, Pat Metheny, Gregg Bendian, Paul WerticoAlbum
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