Archive for the 'Big Band' Category

Sammy Nestico

Monday, November 28th, 2016

This edition of Pates Place we introduce you to an elder statesman in the field of music. Sammy Nestico fits this mold. Listen in and you’ll see why. The Blues Machine / This Is The Moment (both on his CD titled This Is The Moment) Lisette / A Minor Affair (On Basie & Beyond
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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 […]

Here’s To The Ladies

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

This special edition of Pate’s Place is proud to bring you some of the superbly talented ladies in our business.   DIVA, an all-female big band headed by drummer Sherri Maricle, playing You Stepped Out of a Dream and If I Should Lose You – both tunes are on Something’s Coming     Pianist Lynne […]

John Clayton

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

John Celebrates a birthday on August 20th. Can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to listen! Shout Me Out played by the Clayton Hamilton Orchestra, it’s the title track ~~ Sunday sung by Carmen McRae on her Dream of Life CD Take the ‘A’ Train on the Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra’s Heart & Soul recording […]

Thad Jones

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Thad Jones left us way too soon (he was only 63 when he died) but he gave us a recorded legacy of wonderful music, some with him as a player, and more by others who recorded his unique arrangements — the sound of a Thad Jones arrangement is unmistakable. Tip Toe on Consummation and H. […]

Clare Fischer, R.I.P.

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

This show was posted last Fall when Clare Fischer celebrated his 83rd birthday on October 22, 2011. We wished him a very happy day and thanked him for all his musical gifts that he has given us. That thanks still applies! This is a gentleman who can be called a musical genius. He was way […]

James Moody, R.I.P.

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Born March 26, 1925, Moody died on December 9th 2010. He was 85 Years Young!! We will miss him to be sure, but his music will continue to bring joy to all who listen. 17 Mile Drive and A Patch Of Blue both on Gil Fuller & Monterey Jazz Orch Last Train From Overbrook on […]

Johnny Mandel

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Born November 23, 1925, Johnny Mandel is one of the greatest melodic film composers of our time. Here at Pate’s place we’re wish him a very happy 85th birthday and hope that you will join us and enjoy the wonderful works of Johnny Mandel. The Shadow of Your Smile by Tony Bennett on his Movie […]

Reprise – Rob McConnell R.I.P.

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

We just learned that Rob McConnell died in Toronto of liver cancer on May 1, 2010. He will be much missed as we continue to enjoy the wonderful music he left for us. Click here to read the notice in the Toronto Jazz Music Examiner Click here to see and hear the Boss Brass show […]

Boss Brass

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass visit Pate’s Place to show us what big bands should sound like. Strollin’ and Days Gone By (both on Brass is Back) Hey! (on Brassy and Sassy) Good Morning Irene (on Big Band Jazz (1977 vinyl LP)) Nobody Else But Me (on Velvet and Brass with Mel Torme)       […]