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viernes, 29 de julio de 2016

Don Patterson • Four Dimensions

Review by Richie Unterberger
Patterson leads a quartet with Houston Person on tenor sax, Pat Martino on guitar, and Billy James on drums, all of whom were veterans of Prestige soul-jazz sessions to various degrees. The opener, Gene Ammons' "Red Top," is the longest (ten minutes) and the best of the five cuts, with good soloing by Person prefacing some lengthy, rapid-time stretching out from Patterson. Pat Martino may have been the best of the guitarists to grace Prestige '60s soul-jazz sessions, and he weighs in with his own stellar quick-fingered solo on the lone Patterson original "Freddie Tooks Jr." Indeed, although the record is credited to Patterson, this is really a group effort that gives a lot of solo room to Patterson, Person, and Martino. As Prestige releases in this genre go (and there were many of them, as the Fantasy Legends of Acid Jazz Series testifies), it's nothing out of the ordinary, but it won't be a letdown to fans of the genre.

01. Sandu (4.46)
02. Freddie Took Jr. (5.41)
03. Red Top (10.17)
04. Embraceable You (9.24)
05. Last Train From Overbrook (3.58)

Don Patterson - Organ
Houston Person - Tenor Saxophone
Pat Martino - Guitar
Billy James - Drums

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, August 25, 1967

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