“Big” John Patton – Oh Baby! – Limited Edition 180 Gram LP

“Big” John Patton – Oh Baby! – Limited Edition 180 Gram LP

Alfred Lion and Max Margulis established the BLUE NOTE label in 1939, with photographer Francis Wolff becoming involved shortly afterwards. The caliber of the musicians that recorded for Blue Note coupled with its stylized cover designs has made it one of the most legendary jazz labels of all time. From the dozens of classic albums produced by the Blue Note label, our collection presents some of the most outstanding titles. They have been reissued with all of their original artwork on 180-gram virgin vinyl limited edition pressings, constituting an absolute treasure both for the ears and for the eyes.

Patton‘s fourth album for Blue Note. With Grant Green on guitar and Harold Vick on tenor sax. With tunes like “Fat Judy” and “Good Juice,” there is no worry about there being a groove. The addition of a trumpet (Blue Mitchell) means you have a horn section, and this tends to be a little much now and again. Although a little on the light side, thanks to Patton and Green, the groove does go down.

4 STARS – ALL MUSIC GUIDE

SIDE A:

1. FAT JUDY (Ben Dixon) 7:43
2. OH BABY (John Patton) 6:19
3. EACH TIME (John Patton) 5:

SIDE B:

1. ONE TO TWELVE (John Patton) 7:54
2. NIGHT FLIGHT (Harold Vick) 6:36
3. GOOD JUICE (John Patton) 6:32

BLUE MITCHELL, trumpet
HAROLD VICK, tenor sax
GRANT GREEN, guitar
JOHN PATTON, organ
BEN DIXON, drums

ORIGINALLY RELEASED IN 1964 BY BLUE NOTE RECORDS