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Don Patterson

Primary Instrument: Organ, Hammond B3

Born: July 22, 1936 | Died: February 10, 1988    

Don Patterson

Inspired to switch from piano to organ by Jimmy Smith, Don Patterson was one of the Hammond B-3's most bop-rooted players, able to play bluesy soul-jazz grooves or break out of the pocket for some nimble, sharply defined solo lines. Though he led numerous recording dates for Prestige and later Muse, he was best-known as Sonny Stitt's favorite organist, proving eminently compatible with the Parker- influenced saxophonist. Patterson was born in Columbus, OH, on July 22, 1936, and began studying piano as a child. His first major influence was Erroll Garner, and some of that flavor remained in his playing even after he heard Jimmy Smith in 1956 and changed instruments. Patterson made his professional debut on the organ in 1959, and played with a number of groups before Stitt discovered him. The association helped make Patterson's name, and he began recording for Prestige in 1964, often with a trio featuring guitarist Pat Martino and drummer Billy James. Patterson also played with numerous other soul-jazz sax greats over the course of the '60s, before settling in Gary, IN, toward the end of the decade....
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    Just Friends

    Nonesuch
    1999
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    Why Not...

    Nonesuch
    1978
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    Movin' Up!

    Nonesuch
    1977
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    The Return Of Don Patterson

    Nonesuch
    1974
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    Tune Up!

    Nonesuch
    1971
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    Donny Brook

    Nonesuch
    1970
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    The Best Of Don Patterson

    Nonesuch
    1969
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