East Coast Roots

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Inspired by Joey DeFrancesco and, like every organist, by Jimmy Smith, Pat Bianchi plays very much in their two overlapping styles. This set teams him with guitarist Mark Whitfield (who spent a period playing with Smith) and with DeFrancesco's longtime drummer, Byron Landham. To try something a little different, Bianchi recorded eight songs that are not associated with organists and in most cases were probably never recorded previously by an organist. The modern jazz classics, which include songs by Bobby Hutcherson, John Coltrane ("Straight Street"), Jimmy Heath, and Bill Evans, all adapt themselves well to this soul-jazz setting, particularly "Gingerbread Boy" and Ernie ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Inspired by Joey DeFrancesco and, like every organist, by Jimmy Smith, Pat Bianchi plays very much in their two overlapping styles. This set teams him with guitarist Mark Whitfield (who spent a period playing with Smith) and with DeFrancesco's longtime drummer, Byron Landham. To try something a little different, Bianchi recorded eight songs that are not associated with organists and in most cases were probably never recorded previously by an organist. The modern jazz classics, which include songs by Bobby Hutcherson, John Coltrane ("Straight Street"), Jimmy Heath, and Bill Evans, all adapt themselves well to this soul-jazz setting, particularly "Gingerbread Boy" and Ernie Wilkins' exciting "Dizzy's Business." Fans of the Hammond B-3 organ now have another hero in Pat Bianchi. East Coast Roots is an excellent example of his artistry.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/12/2006
  • Label: Jazzed Media
  • UPC: 783707401362
  • Catalog Number: 1022
  • Sales rank: 275,034

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pat Bianchi Primary Artist, Hammond Organ, Hammond B3
Mark Whitfield Guitar, Track Performer
Byron Landham Drums, Track Performer
Technical Credits
Bill Evans Composer
Jimmy Heath Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
John Coltrane Composer
Ernie Wilkins Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Bobby Hutcherson Composer
Bernie Senensky Composer
Pete Fallico Liner Notes
Scott Griess Engineer, Mastering
Graham Carter Producer, Audio Production
Pat Bianchi Producer, Mastering, Audio Production
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