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Denny Seiwell: Unbroken Wing

The former drummer for Paul McCartney reconnects with his love of the organ trio

The Denny Seiwell Trio
The Denny Seiwell Trio (left to right): Joe Bagg, Seiwell, and Joe Chiodini (photo: Alex Solca)

Above: The Denny Seiwell Trio (left to right: Joe Bagg, Seiwell, and Joe Chiodini). Photograph by Alex Solca.

“When you play with Paul McCartney, it can really fuck up your jazz career.” As Denny Seiwell says these words over the phone from his southern California home in a gruff but friendly voice, it’s easy to believe that he’s had cause to say them many times over the past 45 years, with a similar mix of bitterness and pride.

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