Paul not only brought a great groove, but a deep burnished sound with a great deal of presence to any performance. Drummers simply adored him because he was so easy to play with. Pianists have often remarked about his interesting but effective note choices.
Paul's virtuosity was also well documented In this clip of Green Dolphin Street. The clarity, articulation and ease of motion with the bow are examples of his considerable technique.
His four recordings as a leader show his considerable talents as a composer and as a solo voice. Check out "Whims of Chambers" the title track from his first date as a leader. The melody tricky, as it is has a mature bluesy feel to it and is a harbinger of things to come.