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Paul Horn

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Hailed as a founding father of new age music, Paul Horn (born in New Yorkm 17 March 1930; died 29 June 2014) was a versatile and widely popular recording artist with a number of albums to his credit, including Inside the Taj Mahal, which has sold more than three-quarters of a million copies. Flutist Paul Horn’s story is an inspiring odyssey of world travel, expansive musical creativity, psychological evolution, and spiritual transformation. For over three decades, Horn maintained a high public profile, increasing his audience even as he changed creative directions - classical music, jazz, fusion, pop, new age music, world music.

Raised in Washington D.C., Horn began his study of classical piano and clarinet as a child. He graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and earned his Masters degree at the Manhattan School of Music. After a stint in the Army, he briefly played in the Sauter–Finegan big band, then joined the famous Chico Hamilton Quintet.

Living in Hollywood, Horn quickly established himself as a jazz star on flute, clarinet, and saxophone. These were the glory years—touring and recording with Chico Hamilton; friends with Miles Davis, Tony Curtis, Tony Bennett; leader of his own quartet and quintet groups; celebrated in the Downbeat, Playboy and Metronome jazz polls; selected as the subject for David Wolper’s TV documentary The Story of a Jazz Musician; freelance studio musician and guest soloist on dozens of albums; member of the NBC Staff Orchestra; on screen as an actor in The Sweet Smell of Success and The Rat Race.

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  • chewtoy

    R.I.P.

    8 Jul 8:36am Reply
  • Timo_M

    emceebalrawg: new agey stuff.

    24 Apr 2013 Reply
  • emceebalrawg

    is this more ambient drone or more new agey?

    5 Jul 2012 Reply
  • RonZol

    Excellent!

    20 Nov 2011 Reply
  • akshaya007

    splendor ! respect from India

    30 Apr 2011 Reply
  • cheeze5

    Inside the Taj Mahal is just....pure genius.

    26 Sep 2010 Reply
  • ulinvodnaar

    Inside the Taj Mahal is amazing! The natural reverb is mesmerizing!

    19 Apr 2009 Reply
  • BOHINDRA

    Comenzó en los años 60 a crear improvisaciones etnicas y lo que dio lugar años mas tarde a la new age, algunos fueron padres y este fue padre de ellos, un musico de jazz fino fino del estilo westcoast, su personal forma de interpretar, desde aquel primer disco con RAVI SHANKAR, y sus Mahabuthas, elementos, me ha encantado oirlo aqui, mi primera escucha en vuestra/ nestra radio, GRACIAS POR SER.

    22 Feb 2008 Reply

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