In Conversation with “Moist” Paula Henderson
Inside Episode 4 with “Moist” Paula Henderson
Moist Paula, so named for her legendary turn of the century instrumental rock trio Moisturizer, is an Australian saxophonist and composer who has been based in NYC since the mid-90s.
Known mostly for her work on bari sax, she has toured internationally with Melvin Van Peebles, Nick Waterhouse, Burnt Sugar Arkestra, and C.W. Stoneking. At home in NYC, she has maintained a weekly gig since 1997 with Reverend Vince Anderson and his Love Choir, plays regularly with Binky Griptite if The DapKings, has fronted her own projects Moisturizer and Secretary, and recorded and performed live and on TV with dozens of artists in many styles, including The Roots, Irma Thomas, HAIM, TV on the Radio, Gogol Bordello, Smokey Robinson and Shamir, all the while composing and recording original ambient electronica on EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument).
She also leads an elegant, jazzy baritone sax combo comprising long-time members of her extended musical family, which performs standards from the American Songbook, instrumental covers of contemporary popular music, and Moist Paula’s own original compositions.
Hosted, Edited, and Produced by Ben Tyree
Theme music is “Latitudes” by Ben Tyree from the 2020 album Lifelines
Photography by Deneka Peniston, Daryl Tillman, and Ben Tyree
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Ben Tyree is a musician, composer, and producer who lives in Brooklyn, NY. He has toured and recorded with numerous artists in a multitude of musical genres traveling to perform at venues and festivals all over the United States and Europe. Tyree operates his own publishing company and record label, Sonic Architectures, where he has released a solo guitar recording as well as recordings with his jazz/funk/rock trio BT3.