We mourn the passing of one of our top composers, Paul James Abler. Noted jazz musician and blues guitarist, Paul was a celebrated member of the Detroit jazz community and a prolific composer, producing over 20 jazz albums. He composed and performed music for films, including music that Manhattan licensed for "Blue Jasmine" and "The Two Mr. Kissels," and television, with an extensive list of credits, including "Madam Secretary," "Breaking Bad," "20/20," "The Big Bang Theory" and "Mad Men." Most recently, Paul was finishing a sextet, "Looks Like March." His last act was composing the song "Ascending."