Patricia Dean

Patricia Dean and the legendary Grady Tate are among the few artists in the history of Jazz who play drums and sing, and who do both at an exceptional level. There's probably a reason for the scarcity of Jazz drummers who sing, perhaps because it takes a lifetime to master just one of those arts, but the fact is, as listeners will hear on this superb recording, Patricia Dean is no mere “singing drummer” or “drumming singer.” As a drummer, she's an inspiring and supremely tasteful time-keeper, accompanist and soloist. As a Jazz vocalist, Dean is swinging, sensitive, and, quite simply, just wonderfully musical.

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