Archive for the 'Instrumental' Category


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 […]

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 […]

Phil Woods, R.I.P.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

For decades this master of the alto sax has been amazing the world. Bird paved the way and Phil Woods picked up where Charlie Parker left off. He was a very dear friend and I will miss him. Thankfully he left us with much music and I will continue to treasure each note along with […]

Kenny Burrell

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

One of the finest guitarists of our time — the wonderful Kenny Burrell. (Celebrating his July 31st birthday – Happy Birthday, Kenny!) Asphalt Canyon Blues on Asphalt Canyon Suite Breadwinner on Guitar Forms Old Folks on Tin Tin Deo Mood & Sand on Guitar Forms Tenderly on Laid Back Con Alma on Ode to 52nd […]

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 […]

Oscar Peterson

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

It has been said that the late Oscar Peterson played the piano like he owned it. We will let you decide what you think once you’ve heard this great giant ! Close Your Eyes (On The Jazz Soul of Oscar Peterson CD.) Love You Madly (Recital By Oscar Peterson) Alice In Wonderland (Exclusively For My […]

Eliane Elias

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

This young lady hails from Brazil. Pate’s Place is proud to pay tribute to some one who is as talented as she is beautiful. She doesn’t receive the exposure she should, but we think her star continues to steadily rise. You and the Night and the Music (on Something For You) Waltz For Debby (on […]

Wes Montgomery

Monday, June 15th, 2015

John Leslie “Wes” Montgomery (March 6, 1923 – June 15, 1968) My good friend, John Levy, was Wes’ personal manager. In one of his books he wrote that “Wes Montgomery’s style of playing, his block chord voicing, put him on top. No one has come along since with such a unique and innovative sound.” I […]

B B King, RIP

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Riley B. King, known by the stage name B.B. King, was born September 16, 1925 and died May 14, 2015. We salute B.B. King, the undisputed King Of the Blues. Rest well, my friend. You logged a lot of miles and touched millions of lives! Every Day I Have The Blues (on Live at the […]

Clark Terry, R.I.P.

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Clark Terry was and always will he the ultimate trumpet player. Here at Pate’s Place we humbly salute this jazz giant and keep him in our thoughts forever even though he is no longer physically among us. He died on February 21st, 2015, in Pine Bluff, Ark. He was 94 years young. We offer our […]