Saxophonist and composer Paul Carlon grew up in rural Central New York and moved to New York City in 1991 to pursue a career in music. A student of George Garzone, Bob Mintzer, and John Patitucci, Paul has traveled and performed all over the Northeast and New England, as well as touring the western U.S., South America and the Caribbean. He has worked with artists such as the Jason Lindner Big Band, Phil Woods, Phil Bowler and Pocket Jungle, Larry Willis, James Hurt, Sonido Isleño, Harvie S, and Cuban star Juan Pablo Torres. Paul's solo CD, Looking Up, features all-original compositions mixing straight-ahead Jazz, Afro-Cuban, and Funk. His love of melody shines through on such songs as "Ultraviolet in Db", "The In-Betweens", and the ballad "Soul Soliloquy", which found a fan in filmmaker Kern Konwiser. Kern used the song in the soundtrack to his acclaimed basketball documentary On Hallowed Ground, originally aired on May 6, 2000 on the TNT Network. Paul displays his interest in Afro-Cuban music on Looking Up in tunes like "Frank's Fate", a mambo-ish blues, and in the increasingly popular "Weird Latin". 'Clearly an original style." -- Peter Watrous, The New York Times "Paul Carlon is a rare young saxophonist." -- Owen McNally, The Hartford Courant "Music, in the most pure sense of the word." -- Juan A. Moreno-Velazquez, El Diario/LA PRENSA "Carlon has a sturdy tenor sound, and he [has] developed a voice of his own on the instrument. He provides much of the melodic beauty implicit in [Grupo los Santos'] music. " -- Frank Rubolino, Cadence Jazz & Blues Magazine Release Date: Oct. 1998.