Archive for April, 2016

Johnny Griffin

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

This edition of Pate’s Place takes us back to the early days in Chicago. We salute Johnny Griffin who was called the “Little Giant” and was known for his amazing technique on the Tenor Sax. (April 24, 1928 – July 25, 2008) The Way You Look Tonight on Introducing Johnny Griffin and You Must Believe […]

Duke Ellington

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) has often been called a genius and a number of fine biographies will illuminates the whys and where fors. Here’s a very short list: (1) Duke Ellington’s autobiography Music Is My Mistress; (2) Beyond Category: The Life And Genius Of Duke Ellington by John […]


Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Bob James, Nathan East, Chuck Loeb, and Harvey Mason These four gentlemen are serious about making GOOD MUSIC. As phenomenal sidemen they’ve done it for so many artists and now they’re doing it for themselves and you. 101 Eastbound and After The Dance both on their self-titled recording Fourplay Monterey on Between The Sheets and […]