Don Patterson – Why Not…


Don was born in Columbus, Ohio, July 22, 1936. He’s now living in Philadelphia, a city that is a mecca for artists, as well as a stronghold for organist Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Trudy Pitts, just to name a few. “Fats” Waller in the late 1930′s was one of the firt to use the rogan as a jazz instrument. This is the fourth Don Patterson album on Muse Records. Don Patterson is not only a master organist, but also a talented compose. There are three of his orginals on this album. He uses the melodic, harmonic and rhythimic lines in their proper colors. Tonal colors are important when playing or mastering the organ.

Personnel: Don Patterson (Organist); Bootsi Barnes (Tenor Saxophone); Eddie McFadden (Guitar); Idris Muhammad (Drums); Virgil Jones (Trumpet).


01. Why Not
02. Aries
03. Dem New York Dues
04. Three Miles Out
05. Freddie Tooks, Jr.

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