Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Funky, Deep, Off Center Organ Playing by a Living Legend....
Eddie Landsberg | Tokyo, Japan | 07/02/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"John Patton's career goes back over 40 years. He actually scored several hits by Lloyd Price (remember Personality ???) before a fruitful association with the likes of GRANT GREEN and Blue Note Records. - - From the begining John distinguished himself for a unique style of Jazz organ playing. If you're looking for just another Jimmy Smith copycat... forget this one. John is a founding member of two schools of the B-3, one the "heavy" experimental one, which would be taken over by Larry Young, and the other SOUL JAZZ, which would be taken over by Reuben Wilson, Charles Earland and countless others. BIG JOHN PATTON though is the roots. And here he is in the '90s with a sound that's the perfect blend between classic soul Jazz organ playing and hints of things to come. This album is one of his best. Earthy, Unconventional, hip and lot's of energy. John is alive and well, so keep an eye out for him - - I recently saw him in NYC with Reuben Wilson and he was hotter than ever. GET THIS ALBUM then dig deep into his classics then let me know what you think."