New Strides

New Strides

by Jeb Patton


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Though only in his early thirties at the time of these recording sessions, pianist Jeb Patton had already firmly established himself in the jazz world. This former student of the late Sir Roland Hanna and Jimmy Heath recorded as a sideman on CDs with Heath's small groups and big bands, the Heath Brothers, while he has also performed with many other artists. His second CD features two other talented young musicians, bassist David Wong and drummer Pete Van Nostrand, who also appeared on his debut effort. Patton chose a surprising opener, a breezy setting of the neglected pianist Reuben Brown's "Billy," a driving bop piece deserving of wider recognition. The pianist modifies the usually somber bossa nova ballad "Estate" by picking up the tempo, while Van Nostrand switches to brushes for Patton's robust, swinging arrangement of the show tune "If Ever I Would Leave You." Originals include his bluesy tribute to Hanna ("Sir Roland") and the snappy "The Music Goes On." Jimmy Heath plays soprano sax in a touching duo arrangement of "Last Night When We Were Young," while Albert "Tootie" Heath takes over on drums for his brother's playful blues "Cloak and Dagger" and the pianist's sauntering, Latin-flavored "Street Song." Jeb Patton is one of the most promising jazz musicians of his generation and this CD is a fine addition to his discography.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/17/2009
Label: Max Jazz Records
UPC: 0610614022123
catalogNumber: 140221
Rank: 163777

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jeb Patton   Primary Artist,Piano
Jimmy Heath   Soprano Saxophone
Albert "Tootie" Heath   Drums
David Wong   Bass
Pete Van Nostrand   Drums

Technical Credits

Jimmy Heath   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Reuben Brown   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Bruno Martino   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Bruno Brighetti   Composer
Newell Chase   Composer
Jeb Patton   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Alan Lerner   Composer
Max Ross   Engineer
Pressley Jacobs   Art Direction
David Wong   Producer
Jeb   Liner Notes

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