John Patton

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John Patton (July 12, 1935 in Kansas City, Missouri – March 19, 2002 in Montclair, New Jersey), sometimes nicknamed Big John Patton, was a hard bop and soul jazz organist.

After spending time with the Lloyd Price orchestra, he recorded extensively for Blue Note, and performed or collaborated with Grant Green, Lou Donaldson, and John Zorn. His music evolved to incorporate elements of modal and free jazz, without ever losing the basic, earthy groove that he brought to it from the beginning.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1963 Along Came John John Patton 1
1965 Let'Em Roll John Patton 3
1966 Got a Good Thing Goin' Big John Patton 1
1968 Understanding John Patton 2
1969 Accent on the Blues John Patton 3
1986 Blue John John Patton 2
1993 Blue Planet Man John Patton 2
1995 Boogaloo John Patton 1
1995 Minor Swing John Patton 1
2000 Along Came John John Patton 2
Memphis To New York Spirit John Patton 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Mosaic Select 6: John Patton John Patton 1
The Organization! - The Best of 'Big' John Patton John Patton 1

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