Great Jazz Organ...
j. | 09/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Don Patterson often gets compared to Jimmy Smith, probably because they are arguably the two best-known jazz (electric) organists. But the fact is, this comparison is hardly fair, as their styles are drastically different. Jimmy Smith plays soulful bluesy grooves, while Mr. Patterson opts for straight-up bebop. Still, to those familiar with Jimmy Smith's work (since Smith is probably the better-known of the two), the sound of "Boppin' and Burnin'" could be be compared to Smith's early masterpiece album, "The Sermon." The guitar on "Boppin' and Burnin'" is excellent without being overpowering. The addition of a trumpet to Patterson's group on this album is enjoyable, although it takes some of the focus away from Patterson's masterful organ work. Overall, this album shines all the way through, and is a relatively unknown that deserves more recognition."
What bebop with guitar and organ is all about
Jazzcat | Genoa, Italy Italy | 06/19/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a really realy nice blowin' date in a traditional organ guitar setting. Not so traditional to be real because here we have a third solo voice, the magic trumpet of Howard McGhee, a monster bopper that needs no introduction. At the organ we have the album star Don Patterson, on the guitar a terrific Pat Martino. Year is 1968. The selection is strong, so strong. Monk, Parker a blues from McGhee, another original by him and that's it. I love this album. The Donna Lee version is one of my all time favourite. If you want to study the tune, going inside it, feling the changes, this version is perfect. Solos are amazing. The young Pat Martino showed that he had a long and successful road in front of him. One of those right and damn cool albums your neighbours envy you for."