Ahmad Jamal

February 13th, 2017

Pate’s Place offers hearty congratulations to our friend who just received a 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from The Recording Academy, i.e. the Grammys. This Special Merit Award is presented by vote of The Recording Academy’s National Trustees to performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording.

He remains one of the few artists with a truly unique style!

St. Thomas on Heat Wave, a 1996 album from the Cadet label that does not appear to have been reissued
(Theme from) Valley Of The Dolls on At The Top: Poinciana Revisited

But Not For Me on At His Very Best, and also on disc 2 of The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62*
Pavanne on Complete Recordings (Import), and also on disc 4 of The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62

*Note: The link to The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62 takes you to 9 CDs worth of songs, almost all of which are available as individual downloads.

New Rhumba on Miles Davis’ Miles Ahead
Appreciation on Live In Paris ’92
The Surrey With The Fringe On The Top on At His Very Best, and on disc 2 of The Complete Recordings (Import), and also on disc 2 of The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62

Poinciana on Live at the Pershing Lounge 1958 and also on The Complete Recordings (Import)
Moonlight In Vermont on At His Very Best, and also on disc 2 of The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62

Ahmad’s Blues on Natalie Cole’s Stardust
The Girl Next Door, originally on the now out of print vinyl Standard Eyes, can be found on disc 3 of The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62
How Insensitive on At The Top: Poinciana Revisited

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Sammy Nestico

November 28th, 2016

sammynesticoThis 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
 and This Is The Moment respectively.)

Katy / No Time Like the Present (On The Best of the Count Basie Big Band and Basie & Beyond respectively.)

Shoreline Drive / Mr. Softie (on This Is The Moment and The Best of the Count Basie Big Band, respectively.)

How Sweet It Is (on Basie & Beyond)


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Helen Merrill

November 21st, 2016

Here at Pates Place we like to introduce you to talent you might not be too familiar with. Meet Ms. Helen Merrill.

People Will Say We’re in Love / Don’t Explain*

You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To* / Born To Be Blue*

You’re Lucky To Me / By Myself

Yesterdays* / Falling In Love With Love*

What’s New?*

Dream Of You / ‘S Wonderful*

All of the tracks on this show can be found on The Complete Helen Merrill, a 4-CD boxed set.

* These seven songs can also be found on a single CD titled Complete Recordings.

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Carl Saunders

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 From Charlie O’s CD)

Autumn In N. Y. (on Be Bop Big Band)

Girl From Cancun (on Can You Dig Being Dug)

What Can I Say? (on Can You Dig Being Dug)

Mr. Lucky (on Phil Woods and Carl Saunders Play Henry Mancini)

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Bob Florence

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 Spring (Misbehavin’ is on
Soaring; Spring is on Another Side)

Sunny (on Lainie Kazan’s Love Is Lainie and The Best of Lainie, both out-of-print LPs available only through re-sellers such as MusicStack or B&N)

Emily (on Earth: The Bob Florence Limited Edition)

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Take Six

November 1st, 2016

The six gentlemen you’re about to hear will leave you speechless. Pates Place is proud to present the brilliant offerings of the vocal group Take 6.

So Much To Say (This is the title track on the So Much To Say CD)

David & Goliath (On Take 6)

I’m Always Chasing Rainbows (This song is on the Glengarry Glen Ross soundtrack CD.)

Come Unto Me (On So Much To Say)

Get Away Jordan (On Take 6)

It’s All Right With Me (This is one of two tracks featuring Take 6 on the Property Of Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band XXL CD.)

He Never Sleeps (On Take 6)

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Natalie Cole

October 25th, 2016

natalie_coleThis lady has it in her genes. Pate’s Place is proud to salute the daughter of the late Nat Cole, Ms Natalie Cole.

Soon (on “Ask A Woman Who Knows”) and Don’t Explain (on “Take A Look”).

Tell Me About It (on “Ask A Woman” ) and Ahmad’s Blues (on “StarDust”).

I Told You So (on “Ask A Woman Who Knows”) and Teach Me Tonight (on “Star Dust”) and Smile (on “Unforgettable” ).

Beginning To See The Light (on “Take A Look”) and
Lush Life (on “Unforgettable”).

Let There Be Love and Take A Look (on “Take A Look”).

My Baby Just Cares (on “Ask A Woman”).

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Eddie Daniels

October 12th, 2016

eddiedanielsThis 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 SHOE FOR THAD / MOOD INDIGO
(on Collection and Homage To Duke, respectively)

BLACKWOOD
(on Collection)

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Horace Silver

September 19th, 2016

horacesilverHis 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)

Doodlin’ / Song For My Father / Strolling (Doodlin’ sung by Sarah Vaughan on No Count Sarah, Song For My Father on the Ryerson & Beck CD Alto, and Strolling is on Rob McConnell’s The Brass Is Back.)

Soulmates (on Horace Silver’s Pencil Packin’ Papa with vocal by O.C. Smith.)

Sister Sadie (on The Best Of Horace Silver, vol 1)

Peace (on The Best Of Horace Silver, vol 1)

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Toots Thielemans, RIP

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 I See You on For My Lady

C to G Jam Blues on Footprints
For My Lady on For My Lady
Smile on Toots Thielemans & Kenny Werner
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