Born: 1955 Primary Instrument: Guitar
Recorded his first CD FOR MY JAZZ MENTORSunder his own name, jazz guitarist Pat Pratico has worked in the Trenton, N.J. area since the mid-1970's. Currently performing monthly with John Ashcraft's Midnight Sun Orchestra at Havana in New Hope, Pa. and with Carole Lynne at Jester's Café in Bordentown, NJ. I am also working with my own thing, THE PAT PRATICO LITTLE BIG BAND. I have adapted arrangements for my 9 piece group to do a show featuring THE SOUNDS OF SINATRA.
Pat Pratico is a name most of JJG's readers will not be familiar with. He's a fine 6/7 string player based in N.J., who just released his first CD...He arranged most of the tunes... This is a fine introduction to a solid, classy player. Reviewed by Ed Bensen (Just Jazz Guitar)
...I'm sure you know my passion for finding terrifically talented unknown jazz musicians. The playing and arrangements on this CD are superb. Pratico did many of the arrangements himself... I'ts a keeper, as they say.
Mark Schulman, Member Advisory Board New School Jazz Prog.
...It is rare to find an Octet on CD these days led by a guitarist, and not only does Pat play some fine solos but has arranged most of the Album as well. Playing 6 & 7 string guitars his tasteful playing reflects Joe Pass & Wes M...
Reviewed by Ian Macgregor(Jazz Guitar Soc. W. Australia)
The Pat Pratico Jazz Octet With Special Guest Richie Cole
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