Paul Horn

Genres: Jazz New Age Pop / Rock Television
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Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

17 March 1930, New York, USA. Horn started to play the piano at the age of four and moved on to the saxophone when he was 12. He studied the flute at Oberlin College Conservatory during 1952 and went on to the Manhattan School of Music the following year. He played with the Sauter-Finnegan Orchestra as tenor soloist before joining Chico Hamilton’s Quintet (1956-58). Then he settled to work in Hollywood’s film studios. He was the main soloist in Lalo Schifrin’s Jazz Suite Of Mass Texts in 1965 and worked with Tony Bennett the following year. During 1967 he went to India where he became a teacher of transcendental meditation. Later he toured China (1979) and the USSR (1983). In 1970, Horn had settled on an island near Victoria, British Colombia where he formed his own quintet, presented a weekly television show and founded his own record company called Golden Flute (1981). He wrote scores for the Canadian National Film Board and won an award for the...

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