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Jay Patten: Crystal Nights

Read "Crystal Nights" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

There's an anecdote that surfaces every now and then about the legendary Buddy Rich. The ever hip and irascible drummer/bandleader was once asked, during a hospital stay, if he had any medical allergies. “Country music," he wisecracked. Well, Rich, ever the master showman, might reconsider upon hearing this most enjoyable, highly eclectic release from the incredibly talented, Heart of Country Music-based saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist Jay Patten. With Crystal Nights (A reference to his longstanding friendship and professional association with ...

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Jay Patten and the Swing Noir Orchestra: All in Blue Time

Read "All in Blue Time" reviewed by Jack Bowers

For comparison's sake, think of Sinatra with Billy May or Nelson Riddle. Saxophonist/vocalist/guitarist Jay Patten has put together an impressive ensemble of Nashville-area musicians and engaged the services of a top-flight arranger in longtime friend Jeff Steinberg to brighten All in Blue Time, Patten's fifth album under his own name and first with a big band. A further asset is the presence on four tracks of the renowned clarinetist Buddy DeFranco, who continues to play marvelously at age eighty.

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Jay Patten Releases New Album "Night Blue"

Jay Patten Releases New Album "Night Blue"

Source: LGB Media

Saxophonist, composer and vocalist Jay Patten brings a lifetime of musical experiences to his latest album, Night Blue. He has played on hundreds of recordings for such diverse artists as Johnny Cash, Lobo, Pure Prairie League, David Loggins, Nanci Griffith and many more. Jay, along with his Jay Patten Band, is a mainstay on the Nashville night scene and the concert stage, opening for Maynard Ferguson, Taj Mahal, Stanley Jorden, Ray Charles and others. In 1982, he gained the distinction ...



The Stars Come Out for Jay Patten's Album Release Party

The Stars Come Out for Jay Patten's Album Release Party

Source: LGB Media

Nashville, TN - Some of Music City's most revered singers, songwriters and musicians recently gathered at the Bluebird Caf to celebrate the release of Jay Patten's critically acclaimed new album, “Night Blue." A number of celebrity guests, including Crystal Gayle, Gary Nicholson, Nanci Griffith, Delbert McClinton, Jimmy Hall, Deborah Allen, Roberto Bianco, Vickie Carrico, Frank Sheen and others, took the stage to perform with the Jay Patten Band. Proceeds from Jay Patten's album release celebration were donated to MusicCares. Saxophonist, ...



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