Along Came John

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
By the time John Patton recorded Along Came John, his debut as a leader, he had already become a familiar name around the Blue Note studios. He, guitarist Grant Green, and drummer Ben Dixon had become the label's regular soul-jazz rhythm section, playing on sessions by Lou Donaldson, Don Wilkerson, and Harold Vick, among others. They had developed an intuitive, empathetic interplay that elevated many of their sessions to near-greatness, at least in the realm of soul-jazz. That's one of the reasons why Along Came John is so successful -- the three know each other so well that their grooves are totally natural, which makes them quite appealing. These original ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
By the time John Patton recorded Along Came John, his debut as a leader, he had already become a familiar name around the Blue Note studios. He, guitarist Grant Green, and drummer Ben Dixon had become the label's regular soul-jazz rhythm section, playing on sessions by Lou Donaldson, Don Wilkerson, and Harold Vick, among others. They had developed an intuitive, empathetic interplay that elevated many of their sessions to near-greatness, at least in the realm of soul-jazz. That's one of the reasons why Along Came John is so successful -- the three know each other so well that their grooves are totally natural, which makes them quite appealing. These original compositions may not all be memorable, but the band's interaction, improvisation, and solos are. Tenor saxophonists Fred Jackson and Harold Vick provide good support, as well, but the show belongs to Patton, Green, and Dixon, who once again prove they are one of the finest soul-jazz combos of their era.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/11/2009
  • Label: Apo
  • UPC: 753088413063
  • Catalog Number: 84130
  • Sales rank: 122,673

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Sliver Meter (5:41)
  2. 2 I'll Never Be Free (5:03)
  3. 3 Spiffy Diffy (6:02)
  4. 4 Along Came John (6:03)
  5. 5 Gee Gee (6:01)
  6. 6 Pig Foots (5:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Big John Patton Primary Artist, Organ
Grant Green Guitar
Fred Jackson Tenor Saxophone
Ben Dixon Drums
Harold Vick Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Michael Cuscuna Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Joe Goldberg Liner Notes
Alfred Lion Producer
Ron McMaster Mastering
Francis Wolff Cover Photo
Patrick Roques Reissue Design
Reid Miles Cover Design
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