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Paul English's Girl in Green Finally Makes Her Jazzy Debut

Houston Press - Bob Ruggiero

February 6, 2020

Houston Press - It only took jazz composer/pianist Paul English and an ad hoc ensemble two days to record his new album, Girl in Green. But that was all the way back in 2000, and the master tapes sat on his shelf for two decades before finally seeing the light of day.

And though he's one of the most established names in the Houston jazz scene, Paul English would not be if he had heeded the advice of his father who, ironically, was a music teacher, band director, and professional musician himself. That educational aspect was passed down to the son, who has at various times served on the faculties of Texas Tech University, Sam Houston State University, San Jacinto College, and Houston Community College.

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