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Pat Mallinger

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Pat Mallinger was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota and began playing the saxophone when he was 11. He received his Jazz Studies degree from North Texas State University on a “One O'clock Lab Band” Scholarship. He lived and performed in Los Angeles, Dallas, Boston, and Japan, before establishing Chicago as his home in 1990. He is a co-leader of Sabertooth which has been the mainstay band at the Green Mill Lounge each Saturday night since 1992. He is also heard around Chicago performing with the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, Bobby Lewis Quintet, Art Hoyle Quintet, and the Pat Mallinger Quartet to name a few

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Elevate

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2014
Track listing: Copacetic; Sunshine Rollins; Ho-Ho-Kus blues; Singing Praises; No Rolling Rock; Prognosis; Double Whammy; 240 Edith Dr.; Oatmeal Song; Oakdale Avenue; Windtree.

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Pat Mallinger Quartet With Bill Carrothers: Elevate

Read "Elevate" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Chicago-based saxophonist Pat Mallinger's Home on Richmond (Self Produced, 2011), featuring pianist Bill Carrothers, introduced a superb teaming of talents. Mallinger could be tagged as a mainstreamer, but only in an elastic interpretation of the label, something like calling sax man Jackie McLean a straight ahead jazz guy. Maybe, but he, like Mallinger sure does test ...

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Home on Richmond

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2011
Track listing: Third Floor Richard; Smile; Home on Richmond; Living Space; Snowbound; Nagasaki.

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Pat Mallinger Quartet featuring Bill Carrothers: Home on Richmond

Read "Home on Richmond" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Minneapolis/St. Paul-bred Pete Mallinger, steeped in the tradition of saxophonists Charles Lloyd, Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane, opens Home on Richmond with Lloyd's “Third Floor Richard." The Chicago-based saxophonist's quartet takes the tune on a wild ride, like a jalopy with a bad wheel alignment careening down a mountain road with questionable brakes. It's a loose-jointed, ...

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Dragon Fish

Label: Chicago Sessions
Released: 2010
Track listing: CPW; Just Give it a Chance; Hills Over Tuscany; Dragon Fish; Diffuse; Camp Dan; Dear James; Pigeon Peas; Adventures; Madeline's Lullaby.

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Pat Mallinger: Dragon Fish

Read "Dragon Fish" reviewed by Matthew Warnock


Dragon Fish is a dazzling collaboration between saxophonist Pat Mallinger and pianist Dan Trudell. Though Mallinger's name is featured on the cover, there really is no clear leader on the record as both musicians play off of each other as they engage in an emotional and intellectually stimulating musical conversation. Exploring myriad combinations of timbre, tone ...


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