Paul Abler – Guitar
Allen Farnham – Piano
Santi Debriano – Bass
Adriano Santos – Drums
Yashmin Charnet-Abler – Vocals
Paul Abler grew up in Pontiac, Michigan, a city adjacent to Detroit that is not only known for automobiles but also some of the world’s greatest Jazz musicians such as Hank, Thad & Elvin Jones.
Paul’s first contact with Jazz was as a child when his Grandfather would practice his drums to the recordings of Stan Getz, Dave Brubeck and Duke Ellington, leaving a lasting impression on him.
“I loved music from the time I was born. I refused to go anywhere without taking my Mother’s records. I always knew I would become a musician. I settled on the Guitar after I heard Jimi Hendrix. Previous to this I wanted a Saxophone or a Bass. Hendrix led me to all The King’s (B. B., Albert and Freddy) and my first jobs were playing Blues, Funk and R&B. I later worked backing many Motown Legends and did sessions with some of the Funk Brothers (Johnny Griffith, Pistol Allen, Joe Hunter) and Motown arranger David Van dePitte. I really wanted to play Jazz after I discovered Joe Henderson and Wayne Shorter. My main Jazz influences have not been Guitarists. Other influences include McCoy Tyner, Ravel, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Burt Bacharach and Frank Zappa.”
Continuing his education Paul moved to Los Angeles in 1982 and studied with Joe Diorio, Carl Schroeder, Ron Eschete and many others at Musicians Institute (Guitar Institute of Technology). He would later move to Boston and study improvisation with Saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi in 1988.
Film & TV Music
Paul Abler has composed extensively for Film and Television and directly for music libraries. His compositions can be heard regularly on ABC’s NBA Inside Stuff and a variety of nationally syndicated Television programs such as Every Woman, Global Business People, Recipe TV, Beautiful Homes, Great Estates and feature films such as Fur: the Story of Diane Arbus and The Two Mr. Kissels.
Recent projects have been for Manhattan Production Music/Chesky Records. Titles include Jazz Trio, Balads and Bossa Nova . Paul has a variety of music that is ready for licensing and can also provide custom music for projects.
Paul Abler – Guitar