Category Archives: Les Paul

The Great Les Paul (1915-2009)

Goodbye to Les Paul who had a long, creative life and career. I am so glad we were able to go with our son, Cliff, to see him at Iridium two years ago. We had fabulous seats, just below the stage, but set far enough back that Cliff could see all of L.P.’s fingering and his use of the electronic gear he invented which changed the world of performing and recording with electric instruments.

For myself, How High The Moon, performed with his wife, Mary Ford,  will always be one of those songs that resides in its entirety – – complex harmonies, chord changes and all the lyrics — in that part of the brain where once a song gets going it’s hard to get it out of  your mind. Clear, beautiful, and brightly swingin’