Paul Simon

Paul Simon

Paul Simon’s curiosity seems to be the driving force behind the music he’s created since formally breaking off with Art Garfunkel in 1970. Reggae, salsa, zydeco, doo-wop, samba, gospel, electronica, conjunto, and mbaqanga have all been part of the swirl of styles that Simon has explored over the years. The through-line is obvious: Simon bolsters that wispy voice with some of the world’s most fetching rhythms. Here’s an aging boomer who has looked around the planet for inspiration and delivered some of the most evocative music created by any singer-songwriter.

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