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CiTR -- The Jazz Show

Hammond Organ Master Don Patterson: "The Exciting New Organ of Don Patterson"


Don Patterson was one of the most distinctive of the many Hammond organists that came onto the Jazz scene in the late 50s and 60s in the wake of the pioneering efforts of Jimmy Smith, who took the Hammond into the modern Jazz area. Patterson had his own style and was closer to the hard bop tradition. He played lines on the organ like Bud Powell. Patterson signed with Prestige Records in 1963 and recorded a lot with the label as a leader and sideman. This is his Prestige debut date and it also features as a giant plus, tenor saxophone great Booker Ervin. Patterson plays a variety of tunes here with Ervin and swinging drummer Billy James. Altoist Leonard Houston guests on the slow blues called "Hip Cake Walk". This is a cool debut by one of the great masters of the Hammond, Mr. Don Patterson!



by CiTR & Discorder Magazine