Yes, we’re back with another enthralling cast of new and sometimes familiar voices to share with you. As always, if you have a favorite album or artist that you love to listen to please drop us a note in the comments area of this post.
“Big” John Patton, Soul Connection
John Patton | "Soul Connection"
“Big” John Patton (1935-2002) was one of the masters of the Hammond B3 organ in jazz, and worked with artists as diverse as Lou Donaldson and John Zorn. This recording, from 1983, has long been a highly sought-after collector’s item, and this is its first ever appearance on CD. It’s been remastered under the supervision of producer Alvin Queen. Also features Grachan Moncur III (trombone), Grant Reed (tenor sax), and the great Melvin Sparks (guitar). Caution: Highly swinging.
– Justin Time Records
Walter Smith III – Casually Introducing
Walter Smith III | "Casually Introducing"
Walter Smith III began playing the saxophone at the age of 7 in his hometown of Houston, TX. At Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, in 1998, Smith received a Clifford Brown/Stan Getz Fellowship from IAJE and NFAA; the NFAA Young Talent Award; a full tuition scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music; and a United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts medal.
Young tenor saxophonist’s debut disc on the Fresh Sound label with some of the best talent on the new york scene. Modern original instrumental jazz-based music with intelligent originals and fresh treatments of a few jazz classics. – CDBaby.com
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