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by Jo Anne Sukumaran
Legends of Reed

Episode 4 - Paul Hanson


Paul is an award-winning jazz and fusion bassoonist with a unique musical voice. Podcast notes: 1) His musical background and him finding his calling in the bassoon 2) Despite his classical training and being told it was “a hard road ahead”, his love for improvisation shifted him seriously towards jazz, groove and funk 3) His love for spontaneity & improvisation  4) His practical tips on how to get better at improvisation 5) His personal set-up to play amplified bassoon 6) How he started working with Cirque du Soleil’s ZED and his time in Japan 7) His reflections on his career, about the high level of bassoon playing worldwide 8) Bassoon is not widely known for jazz & rhythmic playing 9) His main musical inspirations and favourite bands 10) Who he would like to collaborate with (living/dead) 11) One of his biggest career lessons 12) His upcoming projects  To find out more about Paul visit: http://paulhansonmusic.com Lessons on jazz bassoon: https://www.patreon.com/paulbassoon1 Useful tool for improvisation: https://irealpro.com



by Jo Anne Sukumaran