Dave Grusin

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 Dream Band CD)

It Might Be You (On Cinemagic)

‘The Fabulous Baker Boys’ (on the movie soundtrack CD)

Sailing At Night (on the Grusin & Grusin CD titled Sticks and Stones)

Nice Work If You Can Get It (on The Gershwin Connection)

Bossa Baroque (on Night-Lines)

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Male Vocalists

July 9th, 2016

This edition of Pates Place we’re saluting some of our favorite male vocalists.

It Might As Well Be Spring / L.A. Breakdown
gradytatejackjones Grady Tate on his Body & Soul CD and Jack Jones singing his title track recording.

Don’t You Love Me Anymore / Mandy Is TwoRay CharlesFrank_DRone
Ray Charles on Disc 5 of Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection and Frank D’Rone on Brand New Morning.

Oasis / Taste Of Honey
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Al Jarreau on All I Got and Bobby Scott on a double reissue Taste of Honey/The Complete Musician.

I Just Called To Say I Love You / Never Kiss & Run
RaulMidonBilH_sml Raul Midon on Herbie Hancock’s CD Possibilitiesand Bill Henderson on Beautiful Memory: Live at the Vic OR Complete Vee Jay Recordings, Vol. 2 (1993)

Someone You’ve Loved / Everything Must Change
JOEWILLIAMS_smlighner1Joe Williams on his Here’s To Life CD and Bernard Ighner on Quincy Jones The Best.

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Don Sebesky

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 “The Cincinnati Kid” and Now We’re One both on Earl Klugh’s Sounds & Visions


Joyful Noise Suite (Gladly, Sadly, and Madly)
on Sebesky’s Joyful Noise: A Tribute to Duke Ellington

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Dizzy Gillespie

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 Band and Love Theme from “The Sandpiper” (The Shadow of Your Smile) on Gil Fuller & The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra

Groovin’ High on Gil Fuller & The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra and Con Alma on The Symphony Sessions with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Emanon on Dizzy With The Double Six of Paris and Emanon on Dizzy’s Shaw Nuff

Can’t Get Started on Compact Jazz: Dizzy Gillepie Big Band and Dizzy’s Business on a three-CD set Dizzy’s Diamonds: The Best Of The Verve Years

Moontide on Gil Fuller & The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra and Ow! on Dizzy With The Double Six of Paris

Our Delight on Shaw Nuff and I Remember Clifford on Compact Jazz: Dizzy Gillepie Big Band

Birks Works on Dizzy’s Diamonds: The Best Of The Verve Years and A Night In Tunesia on Dizzy In South America, vol 1

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Monty Alexander

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 originally titled Have You Tried To Forget and recorded on Taste of Freedom
Slappin’ on Live at the Iridium

Stand Up on The River
Lauren on 80th Birthday Celebration

Seven Come Eleven on Triple Treat, vol. 2
Smile on Reunion in Europe

My Man Monty on 80th Birthday Celebration

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Johnny Griffin

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 In Spring on Chicago, New York, Paris

Mil Dew on Introducing Johnny Griffin and When We Were One on Roy Hargrove’s With The Tenors Of Our Times

The Jamfs Are Coming on Chicago, New York, Paris and It’s All Right With Me on Introducing Johnny Griffin

Greens At The Chicken Shack on Roy Hargrove’s With The Tenors Of Our Times, To Love on Chicago, New York, Paris, and Chicago Calling on Introducing Johnny Griffin

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Duke Ellington

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 Edward Hasse; (3) The World of Duke Ellington by Stanley Dance, and (4) for children, Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra by Andrea Pinkney and Brian Pinkney.
 
 
 

Take the “A” Train by Pete Petersen and the Collection Jazz Orchestra recording Playin in the Park.
Prelude To A Kiss on The Overwhelming Joe Williams.


Day Dream by Phil Kelly on My Museum.

Isfahan on Duke Ellington’s The Far East Suite.
Main Stem – Duke on At The Hurricane 1943 or on The Golden Years of Duke Ellington.
 

In A Sentimental Mood by Sarah Vaughan on
the The Best of Sarah Vaughan.
Mood Indigo – Dave Grusin on Homage to Duke.

Passion Flower – Johnny Hodges Passion Flower 1940-46.
Sophisticated Lady – Billy Eckstine on Love Songs.

Johnny Come Lately – Duke on Black Beauty or on C Jam Blues .
It Don’t Mean A Thing – Sarah Vaughan on The Ellington Songbook, vol 2 .
After All – Duke on Complete Standard Transcriptions.

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Fourplay

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 Lil’ Darling on Between The Sheets

Chant on Between The Sheets and Midnight Stroll on Fourplay

Bali Run on Fourplay and Between The Sheets on Between The Sheets

Fourplay on Fourplay

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Here’s To The Ladies

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 Arriale with her Trio

playing A Night in Tunisia

on Long Road Home

 

 

Pianist Renee Rosnes

playing With A Little Help From My Friends

on Art & Soul with her Trio in 1999

 

 

Nan Schwartz’ arrangement of

Don’t You Love Me Anymore? on Ray Charles’

Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection

 

Ali Ryerson, on flute, playing Joy Spring on an album titled Alto: Joe Beck & Ali Ryerson

Bassist Kristen Korb playing her own composition Mac on Where You’ll Find Me

Guitarist Emily Remler’s original composition Blues For Herb on her East to Wes recording

 

Natalie Cole singing to

Nan Schwartz’ arrangement of

Here’s That Rainy Day

on Still Unforgettable

 

 

Sherri Maricle, again leading of DIVA, this time playing her arrangement of one of her own compositions 80 Chestnut Street on Something’s Coming

 

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Great Lyrics

January 1st, 2016

Let’s listen to the words. Pate’s Pace is offering a special edition where we will concentrate on the lyrics. And to learn more about the songwriters, click on their pictures.

Here’s To Life, written by Artie Butler & Phyllis Molinary (both pictured below), is the first song on Shirley Horn’s Here’s To Life CD.

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When I Was A Child, written by Floyd Huddleston (pictured) and Mark McIntyre, and

Oh Love Hast Thou Forsaken Me?
composed by William Bowers

both sung by Peggy Lee
on her If You Go recording.

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Children Will Listen

composed by Steven Sondheim

sung by Barbra Streisand

on her Back to Broadway CD.

An Older Man Is Like an Elegant Wine, composed by Lee Wing, and A Woman’s Intuition, written by Victor Young and Ned Washington (all pictured below), both on Carol Sloane’s Sweet and Slow CD.

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Don’t Touch Me

composed by Teddy Edwards
sung by Ernestine Anderson

on Blues, Dues & Love News

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I Told You So

composed by Duncan Lamont,

sung by Natalie Cole

on Ask A Woman Who Knows

Where Do You Start (music by Johnny Mandel with lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman – all three pictured below) on Shirley Horn’s Here’s To Life, and Someone You’ve Loved composed by Johnny Pate and first recorded by Shirley Horn in 1965 on Travelin Light.

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You Don’t Have to Say You’re Sorry

written by Patti Austin

sung by Vanessa Williams

on The Sweetest Days

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Every time we say goodbye

composed by Cole Porter

sung by Diane Schuur

on In Tribute

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