Archive for the 'Instrumental' Category

Carl Saunders

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Good trumpet players come and go, but EXCELLENT trumpets players are few. This gentleman rates very close to the top of the list when you start rating trumpet players. There Will Never Be Another You (on Can You Dig Being Dug: Live at Charlie O’s) Can You Dig Being Dug? (title track on the Live […]

Bob Florence

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Here at Pate’s Place, arrangers hold a special place in our heart. This past May we lost this wonderful man. You’ll hear a genius at the piano as well as his fantastic charts. Afternoon Of A Prawn (on Soaring) 3 Waltzes – A Mirror Image; Elegy; Westlake (on Another Side) Misbehavin’ /You Must Believe In […]

Eddie Daniels

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

This edition of Pates Place we turn to an almost forgotten instrument in jazz – the Clarinet. Here’s Eddie Daniels. SAVOY (on the GRP CD titled Collection) AJA’S THEME / EAST OF THE SUN (on Breakthrough and Collection, respectively) SOON / SICILIANO (on Dave Grusin’s Gershwin Connection and Breakthrough, respectively) CIRCLE DANCE (on Breakthrough) SOFT […]

Horace Silver

Monday, September 19th, 2016

His jazz compositions will live forever. Cookin’ At The Continental / Lunceford Legacy (Cookin’ on The Best Of Horace Silver, vol 1 and Lunceford is on It’s Got to Be Funky) Señor Blues / When You’re In Love (Señor on the GRP All-Stars’ All Blues and Love is from Silver’s It’s Got To Be Funky) […]

Toots Thielemans, RIP

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Close Your Eyes on For My Lady How Long Has This been Going On on For My Lady Bluesette on Verve Jazz Masters 59 or on Bluesette Blues in the Closet on Live in the Netherlands Brown Ballad on Verve Jazz Masters 59 I’m Beginning to See the Light on For My Lady The More […]

Dave Grusin

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

In this edition of Pates Place we are going to salute the talented Dave Grusin, one of the founders of the GRP jazz label. We’re sure you’ll be quite pleased with and maybe even a little surprised by these six selections: 3 Days Of The Condor (This is on the Dave Grusin & The NY-LA […]

Don Sebesky

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

On this edition of Pate’s Place we welcome the talents of a brilliant arranger/orchestrator, Don Sebesky. Theme from “Deadly Affairs” and Maybe September both on Earl Klugh’s Sounds & Visions Con Alma and A Quiet Thing both on Wes Montgomery’s Bumpin’ Moment to Moment and Yesterday’s Dreams both on Freddie Hubbard’s First Light Theme from […]

Dizzy Gillespie

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie. It’s hard to believe that Dizzy left us so long ago – it was the first week of January in 1993 that he died. His worldwide legacy is immense, so check him out. Here’s the obituary that ran in The New York Times. Cool Breeze on Compact Jazz: Dizzy Gillespie Big […]

Monty Alexander

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Pate’s Place brings you a ‘young’ pianist who will swing you into ‘bad health’ … Monty Alexander. Happy Birthday, my friend. Glory, Glory Hallelujah on Taste of Freedom That’s the Way It Is on Live at the Iridium Mount Zanda on Live at the Iridium What A Friend on The River Someone You’ve Loved was […]

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 […]