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Producer/arranger Leston Paul during an interview
at his Mt Lambert recording studio.
PHOTO: ABRAHAM DIAZ
Reaching for higher heights
• Freaking Streaking
• Harps of Gold
• Hot, Hot, Hot
• Long Time
• Groove Master
• The Jammer
• Feeling It
• Soca Love Ballads
• Come Go
• Is Christmas
• Say Say
• River of Tears
• Melosian Rhapsody
• Oil In The Coil
• Rock It
• Pan In Danger
• Break Dance
• After Carnival
• Pan Night and Day
• The Party Now Start
• Nani Wine
• Paul Yoh Mother
• Cold Sweat
• Deputy Essential
• Rock Meh
• Miami Vibes
So impressive was the rendition of Saving All My
Love, that it debuted on a main frequency in New
York called WBLS, during its quiet storm programme.
A proud moment for Paul.
After that, he started to bring work to Trinidad to
record in the little room. And the brand Leston Paul
and The New York Connection was born.
"I remember this angered a few producers well
because they could not understand why people were
leaving New York to come to Trinidad to record in
a little bedroom."
Calypsonians like Sugar Aloes, Tony Barkley, Shar-
lene Boodram, Iwer George and more all got their
first hits out of that studio, Paul boasted.
The award-winning producer also worked with
the 80s hip-hop group Fat Boys, and singer Trudy
Miller. Some of his work also won road march titles
in Barbados and Grenada.
He is currently finishing up a jazz album titled
Long Overdue, which he has been working on for
the past ten years.
It will feature a mix of artistes and musicians both
from the old and new schools. Speaking of new, Paul
spoke highly of Jus Now Productions producer Chan-
dradath "Lazabeam Keshav" Singh, who co-produced
Bunji Garlin s Truck On D Road.
"When I heard Truck on D Road, I immediately
fell in love with it. I found it was very much different
from the regular productions you hear now. Listening
to it and analysing it, it was like a perfect finish. I
eventually met with him and we did one song on
this album together. It s nice to find young producers
like Keshav challenging themselves with music. That
is refreshing," said Paul.
In his career to date, Paul has produced and
arranged over 10,000 songs and written over 40.
He, along with his band, Leston Paul And The
Connection, performed last night at the annual Jazz
On The Beach event in Mt Irvine, Tobago. The band
featured Roger George and Ajala who demonstrated
their vocal prowess with renditions of jazz and R&B
So what s next for Paul? He wants to open a versatile
music school where students can have exposure to
other types of music rather that the traditional classical
"A classical foundation in music is okay, but you
got to break out into what is really you after that
foundation. Great musicians, singers, producers and
composers experiment with all types of music, and
that s why they are so good.
He left these words of advice to upcoming and
existing producers: "Believe what you believe in. Put
out music for how you feel and how you interpret
music is supposed to be. Don t be a seasonal anything.
Explore all avenues and be ready to learn in order
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