Legends Of Acid Jazz: Just Friends

Donny Patterson, Booker Ervin & Houston Person

Legends Of Acid Jazz Just Friends
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    1. Red Top 10:15
    2. Freddie Tooks Jr 5:40
    3. Last Train From Overbrook 3:57
    4. Embraceable You 9:23
    5. Sandu 4:45
    6. Sister Ruth 4:55
    7. Donald Duck 5:48
    8. Rosetta 8:03
    9. Under The Boardwalk 3:02
    10. Sentimental Journey 10:59
    11. Theme For Dee 6:34
    12. Just Friends 5:55

Of all the Hammond B-3 organ players who emerged in the wake of Jimmy Smith, Don Patterson remained closest to bebop, constructing solos out of rapid-fire figures that were breathtaking in their execution and blistering in their emotional impact. The Philadelphia keyboardist was frequently featured with Sonny Stitt, but herein can be heard setting fire under two other outstanding saxophonists: the hard-charging Texan Booker Ervin and big-toned South Carolinian Houston Person. Guitar great Pat Martino, a fellow Philadelphian, is featured on five selections. Billy James, Patterson's longtime drummer, keeps things swinging mightily throughout.

with Houston Person, Pat Martino, Billy James

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