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Paul Rogers

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Among Europe’s finest bassists along with a busy free of charge improvisation player much like John Edwards and Barry Man, Paul Rogers is mainly known for his long-standing tenure within the free of charge improv quartet Mujician. A new player of finesse and sense, he offers appeared on a large number of albums, carrying out with Paul Dunmall, John Stevens, Daunik Lazro, Michel Doneda, Evan Parker, Ramon Lopez, and Ivo Perelman to mention but several. He released his 1st solo recording in 1995. Rogers was created in Chester, Wales, 1956. He found his first classical guitar at age 12 along with a bass acoustic guitar at 14. He bought his 1st double bass 3 years later on and after learning its rudiments, became popular to London to become jazz musician. Mike Osborne (who caused Keith Tippett at that time) released him towards the free of charge jazz community. For another eight years roughly, Rogers multiplied sideman responsibilities, carrying out with most music artists circumscribed towards the English jazz triangle shaped by Tippett, Mike Westbrook, and Elton Dean, like the first’s sextet (1978) as well as the last’s quintet (1979). He also improvised with people from the Spontaneous Music Outfit. 1984 marks a big change in his profession. After many years of moving through collaborators, he started to develop a enduring romantic relationship with drummer Tony Levin within two trios with Alan Skidmore and Paul Dunmall. The second option group progressed into Mujician with the help of Tippett in 1988, nonetheless it would need to wait some more years before imposing itself. In the meantime, Rogers spent 1 . 5 years in NY, using Gerry Hemingway, Don Byron, and Tom Cora, amongst others, but producing hardly any recordings. Back England in past due 1989 his documenting career really became popular with Elton Dean’s Unlimited Saxophone Firm, Jon Lloyd’s Syzygy, along with a tour with drummer Pip Pyle’s group Equip’Out. There he fulfilled pianist Sophia Domancich, who became his lifestyle companion, with whom he provides since recorded a small number of albums. 1992 noticed the discharge of Mujician’s The Trip, the to begin many albums over the U.S. label Cuneiform. From after that onward, the group would provide Rogers along with his greatest exposure and vital acclaim (leading to funny mix-ups among critics between him and Totally free/Bad Company vocalist Paul Rodgers). His initial album of dual bass solos, Heron Moon, arrived in 1995. Four years afterwards he led an augmented lineup of Domancich’s trio promptly of Brightness. Another CD of single performances, Listen, made an appearance in 2002. Because the past due ‘90s, Rogers provides resided in France and, although still included, has been carrying out frequently with Parisian jazzmen like Louis Sclavis and Ramon Lopez.

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Profession Professor, Author
Nationality Canadian, English, British
Spouse Cynthia Kereluk, Machiko Shimizu
Children Steve Rodgers, Jasmine Rodgers
Awards NME Award for British Male Singer
Music Groups Bad Company, Queen + Paul Rodgers, Free, The Firm, The Law
Music Songs All Right Now, Shooting Star, Feel Like Makin' Love, Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy, Ready For Love, Bad Company, Silver, Blue & Gold, Wishing Well, Good Lovin' Gone Bad, Born Under a Bad Sign, If You Needed Somebody, Can't Get Enough, Rock Steady, Seagull, Burnin' Sky, Electric Land, Simple Man, Walk in My Shadow, How About That, This Could Be the One, Little Bit of Love, Holy Water, Standing Around Crying, Honey Child, The Way I Choose, Gone, Gone, Gone, Louisiana Blues, Live for the Music, Soul of Love, Live in Peace, Radioactive, Be My Friend
Albums The Royal Sessions, & Friends Live At Montreux 1994, Live in Glasgow, Electric, Now and Live, Muddy Water Blues: A Tribute to Muddy Waters, The Hendrix Set, Cut Loose, Run with the Pack, Free Live!, Free, Live at Manchester Apollo 2011, Live at Hammersmith Apollo 2009, Now & Live CD 2: Live (The Loreley Tapes…), Now & Live CD 1: Now, Now, Live: The Loreley Tapes
Movies The Looking Glass War, Billy Budd, Our Man in Havana, The Shoes of the Fisherman, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Homecoming, Beau Brummell, The Tenth Man, The Beachcomber, The Wild and the Willing, Nothing Lasts Forever, He Who Rides a Tiger, The Abdication, Oscar and Lucinda, The Third Secret, The Reckoning, Stolen Hours, Life for Ruth, Svengali, A Circle of Deception, Lost in the Stars, Murder in the Cathedral, I Want What I Want, The Return of the Native, Three into Two Won't Go, The Mark, The Pot Carriers, Edwin, The Executioner
TV Shows Porterhouse Blue, Connie, Barriers, Struggle


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Oscar and Lucinda 1997 Gambling Steward
Kavanagh QC 1995 TV Series Judge Granville
The Return of the Native 1994 TV Movie Captain Vye
Police Rescue 1991-1993 TV Series Wilkes / Accomplice
Lovejoy 1992 TV Series Rev. Harry Nettles
As Time Goes By 1992 TV Series Headmaster
Thatcher: The Final Days 1991 TV Movie Sir Geoffrey Howe
Chancer 1990 TV Series Professor Garfitt
Hannay 1989 TV Series Lord Berenger
The Tenth Man 1988 TV Movie Breton
Menace Unseen 1988 TV Mini-Series Sir Lang
The Fear 1988 TV Series Bobby Chalker
The Lady's Not for Burning 1987 TV Movie Edward Tappercoom
London Embassy 1987 TV Mini-Series Roger Mayor
Porterhouse Blue 1987 TV Mini-Series Dean
Drummonds 1987 TV Series Rev. Herbert Foxwell
King & Castle 1986 TV Series Harold Medley
Connie 1985 TV Series Hector
Brigadista 1985 TV Movie James Fuller Hayes
Edwin 1984 TV Movie Thomas Marjoriebanks
A Life 1984 TV Movie Drumm
Nothing Lasts Forever 1984 Hugo
Struggle 1983-1984 TV Series Reg
Barriers 1981-1982 TV Series Vincent Whitaker
Play for Today 1978-1980 TV Series Jan Citron / Peter
Rumpole of the Bailey 1979 TV Series Tommy Pierce
BBC Play of the Month 1970-1979 TV Series Mukovnin Hillcrist Stanley Harrington
Little Lord Fauntleroy 1976 TV Series Earl of Dorincourt
Barney's Last Battle 1976 TV Movie Barney
The Secret Agent 1975 TV Movie Mr. Verloc
Mr. Quilp 1975 Single Gent / Henry Trent
The Abdication 1974 Altieri
Lost in the Stars 1974 James Jarvis
Centre Play 1974 TV Series Oswald
Wessex Tales 1973 TV Mini-Series Mr. Harlborough
The Homecoming 1973 Max
Public Eye 1972 TV Series Clemens
I Want What I Want 1972 Mr. Waites
The Looking Glass War 1970 Haldane
The Reckoning 1970 John Hazlitt
Three Into Two Won't Go 1969 Jack Roberts
A Midsummer Night's Dream 1968 Bottom
The Shoes of the Fisherman 1968/I Augustinian
Boy Meets Girl 1968 TV Series Max
Decline and Fall... of a Birdwatcher 1968 Chief Warder
He Who Rides a Tiger 1965 Supt. Taylor
Thursday Theatre 1965 TV Series Father James Browne Sam
Story Parade 1964 TV Series George Lisle-Spruce
The Third Secret 1964 Dr. Milton Gillen
Armchair Theatre 1958-1963 TV Series Israel Strang / Ezra Fitton / Dr. Smith Huston
Festival 1963 TV Series Samolienko
Summer Flight 1963 Dr. Eric McKenzie
Billy Budd 1962 Philip Seymour - First Lieutenant
Young and Willing 1962 Prof. George Chown
Walk in the Shadow 1962 Counsel Hart Jacobs
The Pot Carriers 1962 Governor
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1962 TV Series Henry VIII
Der Prinz und der Bettelknabe 1962 König Heinrich VIII
ITV Play of the Week 1959-1961 TV Series Abraham van Wyk / King Charles I
The Mark 1961 Roy Milne
Danger Man 1961 TV Series Laing
No Love for Johnnie 1961 Sydney Johnson
Circle of Deception 1960 Maj. William Spence
The Trials of Oscar Wilde 1960 Frank Harris
BBC Sunday-Night Play 1960 TV Mini-Series Colonel Rokeby / Robert Cokeson
The Terrible Choice 1960 TV Series Faustus
Our Man in Havana 1959 Hubert Carter
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre 1953-1958 TV Series Bottom David Fielden King Henry VIII ...
Boyd Q.C. 1958 TV Series Mustapha
Television World Theatre 1958 TV Series Lopakhin
Producers' Showcase 1957 TV Series Mercutio
Tales from Soho 1956 TV Series Benham
Othello 1955 TV Movie Iago
Svengali 1954 Taffy
Beau Brummell 1954 William Pitt
The Beachcomber 1954 Rev. Owen Jones
Count Albany 1954 TV Short The Cardinal York
Murder in the Cathedral 1951 Fourth Knight

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
From Russia to Hollywood: The 100-Year Odyssey of Chekhov and Shdanoff 2002 Documentary Himself
Coral Browne: Caviar for the General 1989 TV Special Himself
Omnibus 1983 TV Series documentary Himself
Safari Shores 1970 Documentary short Himself - Commentator
The 21st Annual Tony Awards 1967 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Play
Horse 1964 TV Movie documentary Commentator (voice)
Look at Life: The Silent Change 1963 Documentary short Himself - Commentator

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