Big John Patton - Oh Baby! (LP)

Big John Patton - Oh Baby! (LP)
Price: 29.90€
Format: LP
Label: BLUE NOTE
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Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series All-Analog 180g Vinyl LP Mastered by Kevin Gray Directly from the Original Master Tapes and Manufactured at Optimal in Germany

Blue Note Records has announced the continuation of the Classic Vinyl Reissue Series which presents 180g vinyl LP reissues in standard packaging mastered by Kevin Gray and manufactured at Optimal. The pressings are all-analog whenever an analog source is available, with Gray mastering directly from the original master tapes. While the first 16 titles of the series focused on the best-known Blue Note classics from the 1950s and 60s, the new run of titles curated by Don Was and Cem Kurosman broadens its scope to span the many eras and styles of the legendary label's eight-decade history presented by themes: Bebop, Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Post-Bop, Avant-Garde, The 70s, The Rebirth, and Hidden Gems.

Following the success of Jimmy Smith, Blue Note expanded its stable of Hammond B3 organ whizzes in the 1960s with several master practitioners of the instrument including the soulful Kansas City born dynamo Big John Patton who first appeared as a sideman on Lou Donaldson's albums The Natural Soul and Good Gracious. Patton debuted as a leader on Blue Note in 1963 and went on to release a stellar run of soul jazz dates of his own throughout the decade including Oh Baby!, which was recorded in 1965. The dynamic quintet he assembled for the session packed a punch with a two-horn frontline of Blue Mitchell on trumpet and Harold Vick on tenor saxophone plus Grant Green on guitar and Ben Dixon on drums. The band keeps it firmly in the pocket on Patton originals like "Oh Baby," "One to Twelve," and "Good Juice," and hits the ground swinging on Vick's up-tempo burner "Night Flight."

Musicians:
John Patton, organ
Grant Green, guitar
Ben Dixon, drums
Harold Vick, tenor saxophone
Blue Mitchell, trumpet

  1. Fat Judy
  2. Oh Baby
  3. Each Time
  4. One To Twelve
  5. Night Flight
  6. Good Juice

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