Monday, 22 March 2010

"Big" John Patton ''Blue John'' Re-Uploaded

"Big" John Patton

''Blue John''
( LP Blue Note Records, 1963 )
Catalog # BN 84143

Personnel, Credits & Tracklisting:
#"Big" John Patton Quintet
Tommy Turrentine (tp -2/4)
George Braith (ss, str -1/4)
"Big" John Patton (org)
Grant Green (g)
Ben Dixon (d)
Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio,
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 11, 1963
-Blue John

#"Big" John Patton Quartet
George Braith (ss)
"Big" John Patton (org)
Grant Green (g)
Ben Dixon (d)
Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio,
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 2, 1963
-Hot Sauce
-Bermuda Clay House
-Dem Dirty Blues
-Country Girl

Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Francis Wolff Photography
Alfred Lion Producer
Terry Martin Liner Notes
Ron McMaster Digital Transfers
Reid Miles Design, Cover Design
* Also released on Blue Note BST 84143, 4143 & B2-84143.
Recording date: (11/7&2/8/1963)

Big John Patton's second album, Blue John, was one of several '60s sessions the organist led for Blue Note that remained unissued until much later (in this case, 1986). Although the six selections are all straightforward soul-jazz, the results end up far more offbeat than one might expect. That's due largely to the presence of soprano sax/stritch player George Braith, one of the very few Rahsaan Roland Kirk disciples to master the art of playing multiple horns simultaneously. Braith is far and away the most distinctive element of Patton's quintet, which also includes trumpeter Tommy Turrentine and frequent Patton collaborators Grant Green on guitar and Ben Dixon on drums. While the grooving interplay between Patton, Green, and Dixon is as instinctive as ever, Braith's piercing, honking stabs are what really liven up the proceedings, giving Blue John a crazed sense of fun that makes it one of Patton's most infectious and enjoyable records. There may be something of a novelty element to Braith's playing, but bluesy, groove-centered soul-jazz rarely sounds this bright and exuberant, which is reason enough not to dismiss his contributions. Highlights include the opener, "Hot Sauce," one of Braith's signature compositions, and drummer Dixon's "Nicety."
By Steve Huey
(AMG. Copyright © 2010 All Media Guide, LLC. Content provided by All Music Guide ®, a trademark of All Media Guide, LLC. All rights reserved.)

Original post:15/09/2008

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing!

This is a little feel good album. Most tunes in major with some blues tint. Suitable for listening to a song now and then.

If you are looking for more 'deep' blues like Jimmy Smith this is not for you.

/Jazz Organ Fan

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