(Jan 25, 2013): “Big” John Patton – The Yodel

From the 1966 album, Got A Good Thing Goin’.  This is a Rudy Van Gelder recording out of his Englewood Cliffs studio.  The song was written with Grant Green, who guests on guitar on the LP.  Patton switched from piano to organ when he started playing with Lou Donaldson in the early 1960s in New York.  Both Patton and Green have become icons to younger jazz generations of all varieties.  After a hiatus in the 1970s, Patton worked into the 90s, including a last release on Blue Note in 1996.

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