John Patton Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Jun 09, 2013


Date: April 5, 1963
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

John Patton (ldr), Fred Jackson, Harold Vick (ts), Grant Green (g), John Patton (org), Ben Dixon (d)

a. tk 2    The Silver Meter - 5:39  (Ben Dixon)
b. tk 3    Spiffy Diffy - 6:00  (Ben Dixon)
c. tk 12    Gee Gee - 5:59  (John Patton)
d. tk 14    Along Came John - 6:00  (John Patton)
e. tk 20    Pig Foots - 5:42  (Ben Dixon)
f. tk 21    I'll Never Be Free - 5:01  (George David Weiss, Bennie Benjamin)
All titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": BST 84130 — Along Came John   
     Blue Note CD: 7243 8 31915 2 9 — Along Came John   (2000)
     Mosaic CD: 72435 84072 2 8 — Mosaic Select 6 - John Patton   (2003)

Date: July 11, 1963
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

John Patton (ldr), George Braith (ss, st), Tommy Turrentine (t), Grant Green (g), John Patton (org), Ben Dixon (d)

a. tk 3    Blue John - 7:25  (John Patton)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84143 — Blue John   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7 84143 2 — Blue John   (1989)
b. tk 14    Nicety - 5:30  (Ben Dixon)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84143 — Blue John   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7 84143 2 — Blue John   (1989)
c. tk 15    Jean De Fleur  (Grant Green)
d. tk 27    Extension  (George Braith)
e. tk 32    I Need You So

George Braith (ss) on a-d; (st) on a-d; Tommy Turrentine (t) on b-d.


Date: August 2, 1963
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

John Patton (ldr), George Braith (ss), Grant Green (g), John Patton (org), Ben Dixon (d)

a. tk 16    Hot Sauce - 7:55  (George Braith)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84143 — Blue John   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7 84143 2 — Blue John   (1989)
b. tk 20    Bermuda Clay House - 5:55  (George Braith)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84143 — Blue John   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7 84143 2 — Blue John   (1989)
c. tk 26    Chunky Cheeks  (Ben Dixon)
d. tk 34    Dem Dirty Blues - 6:15  (Grant Green)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84143 — Blue John   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7 84143 2 — Blue John   (1989)
e. tk 36    Country Girl - 6:51  (John Patton)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84143 — Blue John   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7 84143 2 — Blue John   (1989)
f. tk 45    untitled Patton tune  (John Patton)
g. tk 49    Davene  (John Patton)
h. tk 62    Kinda Slick  (Grant Green)

Cuscuna/Ruppli 2 lists c. as Chunky Chicks, but this composition was later recorded by George Braith under the above title for Prestige.


Date: June 19, 1964
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

John Patton (ldr), Fred Jackson (ts, bar), Richard Williams (t), Grant Green (g), John Patton (org), Ben Dixon (d)

a. 1376 (tk 9)    Jerry - 6:41  (John Patton)
b. 1377 (tk 17)    The Rock - 7:24  (John Patton)
c. 1378 (tk 20)    The Way I Feel - 8:29  (John Patton)
d. 1379 (tk 22)    Just 3/4 - 6:47  (John Patton)
e. 1380 (tk 28)    Davene - 7:20  (John Patton)
All titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": BST 84174 — The Way I Feel   
     Mosaic CD: 72435 84072 2 8 — Mosaic Select 6 - John Patton   (2003)

Fred Jackson (ts) on a-b, d; (bar) on c; Richard Williams (t) on a-d.


Date: March 8, 1965
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

John Patton (ldr), Harold Vick (ts), Blue Mitchell (t), Grant Green (g), John Patton (org), Ben Dixon (d)

a. 1536 (tk 7)    One To Twelve - 7:51  (John Patton)
b. 1537 (tk 10)    Night Flight - 6:34  (Harold Vick)
c. 1538 (tk 21)    Oh Baby - 6:17  (John Patton)
d. 1539 (tk 27)    Each Time - 5:39  (John Patton)
e. 1540 (tk 29)    Good Juice - 6:32  (John Patton)
f. 1541 (tk 33)    Fat Judy - 7:40  (Ben Dixon)
All titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": BST 84192 — Oh Baby!   
     Blue Note CD: TOCJ 9250 — Oh Baby!   (2000)
     Mosaic CD: 72435 84072 2 8 — Mosaic Select 6 - John Patton   (2003)

Date: December 11, 1965
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

John Patton (ldr), Bobby Hutcherson (vib), Grant Green (g), John Patton (org), Otis 'Candy' Finch (d)

a. 1693 (tk 2)    The Shadow Of Your Smile - 6:50  (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster)
b. 1694 (tk 5)    The Turnaround - 6:45  (Hank Mobley)
c. 1695 (tk 14)    Latona - 7:20  (John Patton)
d. 1696 (tk 21)    Jakey - 5:30  (John Patton)
e. 1697 (tk 25)    Let 'Em Roll - 6:40  (John Patton)
f. 1698 (tk 28)    One Step Ahead - 6:50  (John Patton)
All titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": BST 84239 — Let 'Em Roll   (1967)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 0777 7 89795 2 4 — Let 'Em Roll   (1993)

Date: April 29, 1966
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

John Patton (ldr), Grant Green (g), John Patton (org), Hugh Walker (d), Richard 'Pablo' Landrum (cga)

a. 1730 (tk 7)    Soul Woman - 7:40  (Grant Green, John Patton)
b. 1731 (tk 28)    Amanda - 6:08  (Duke Pearson)
c. 1732 (tk 37)    The Shake - 7:44  (Sam Cooke)
d. 1733 (tk 42)    Ain't That Peculiar - 6:45  (Warren Moore, William 'Smokey' Robinson, Robert Rogers, Marv Tarplin)
e. 1734 (tk 45)    The Yodel - 8:15  (Grant Green, John Patton)
All titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": BST 84229 — Got A Good Thing Goin'   (1966)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 80731 2 6 — Got A Good Thing Goin'   (2003)

Date: March 8, 1968
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

John Patton (ldr), Junior Cook (ts), Jimmy Ponder (g), John Patton (org), Clifford Jarvis (d)

a. 2052 (tk 2)    Daddy James - 6:36  (Jimmy Watson)
b. 2053 (tk 9)    Early A.M. - 7:17  (John Patton)
c. 2054 (tk 14)    Minor Swing - 6:32  (John Patton)
d. 2055 (tk 16)    Dirty Fingers - 6:07  (John Patton)
e. 2056 (tk 19)    I Want To Go Home - 8:30  (John Patton)
f. 2057 (tk 23)    String Bean - 5:51  (John Patton)
All titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": BST 84281 — That Certain Feeling   
     Mosaic CD: 72435 84072 2 8 — Mosaic Select 6 - John Patton   (2003)

Junior Cook (ts) on a-d, f.


Date: August 9, 1968
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

John Patton (ldr), Harold Alexander (f, ts), Vincent McEwan (t), John Patton (org), George Edward Brown (d), Richard 'Pablo' Landrum (cga)

a. 3074 (tk 4)    Boogaloo Boogie - 5:23  (John Patton)
b. 3075 (tk 6)    Spirit - 5:52  (John Patton)
c. 3076 (tk 7)    Barefootin' - 7:10  (Robert Parker)
d. 3077 (tk 8)    B & J (Two Sisters) - 7:10  (John Patton)
e. 3078 (tk 10)    Milk & Honey - 8:15  (John Patton)
f. 3079 (tk 11)    Shoutin' But No Poutin' - 7:40  (John Patton)
All titles on:      Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 31878 2 9 — Boogaloo   (1995)

Harold Alexander (f) on d; (ts) on a-c, e-f; Richard 'Pablo' Landrum (cga) on a-d, f.

Confirmation needed that George Edward Brown is different from drummers George Brown.


Date: October 25, 1968
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

John Patton (ldr), Harold Alexander (f, ts), John Patton (org), Hugh Walker (d)

a. 4035 (tk 1)    Alfie's Theme - 4:40  (Sonny Rollins)
b. 4036 (tk 2)    Understanding - 6:52  (Sam Gary, Margaret Nash)
c. 4037 (tk 5)    Chitlins Con Carne - 6:30  (Kenny Burrell)
d. 4038 (tk 9)    Soul Man - 6:13  (Issac Hayes, David Porter)
e. 4039 (tk 11)    Ding Dong - 5:28  (Harold Alexander)
f. 4040 (tk 14)    Congo Chant - 9:05  (John Patton)
All titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": BST 84306 — Understanding   
     Mosaic CD: 72435 84072 2 8 — Mosaic Select 6 - John Patton   (2003)

Harold Alexander (f) on c; (ts) on a-b, d-f.


Date: June 9, 1969
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

John Patton (ldr), Marvin Cabell (ss, ts), George Coleman (ts), John Patton (org), Leroy Williams (d)

a. tk 5    Buddy Boy - 6:36  (John Patton)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 53924 2 9 — Accent On The Blues   (1997)
b. tk 16    2 J - 7:46  (John Patton)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 53924 2 9 — Accent On The Blues   (1997)
c. tk 23    Man From Tanganyika - 6:10  (McCoy Tyner)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 35221 2 5 — Memphis To New York Spirit   (1996)
d. tk 25    Cissy Strut - 6:55  (Joseph Modeliste, Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter, Jr.)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 35221 2 5 — Memphis To New York Spirit   (1996)
e. tk 30    Dragon Slayer - 6:35  (Marvin Cabell)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 35221 2 5 — Memphis To New York Spirit   (1996)
f. tk 33    Sweet Pea - 5:22  (John Patton)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 53924 2 9 — Accent On The Blues   (1997)

Date: August 15, 1969
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

John Patton (ldr), Marvin Cabell (f, sxl, ts), James 'Blood' Ulmer (g), John Patton (org), Leroy Williams (d)

a. 4992 (tk 10)   alt Lite Hit - 6:07  (Marvin Cabell)
b. 4992 (tk 11)    Lite Hit - 6:21  (Marvin Cabell)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84340 — Accent On The Blues   
c. 4993 (tk 21)    Freedom Jazz Dance - 4:44  (Eddie Harris)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84340 — Accent On The Blues   
d. 4994 (tk 23)    Captain Nasty - 5:06  (Marvin Cabell)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84340 — Accent On The Blues   
e. 4995 (tk 27)    Don't Let Me Lose This Dream - 6:56  (Aretha Franklin, Ted White)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84340 — Accent On The Blues   
f. 4996 (tk 31)    Rakin' And Scrapin' - 10:05  (Harold Mabern, Jr.)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84340 — Accent On The Blues   
g. 4997 (tk 34)    Village Lee - 7:21  (Marvin Cabell)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84340 — Accent On The Blues   
All titles on:      Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 53924 2 9 — Accent On The Blues   (1997)

Date: October 2, 1970
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

John Patton (ldr), Marvin Cabell (f, ts), James 'Blood' Ulmer (g), John Patton (org), Leroy Williams (d)

a. tk 2    Steno - 9:10  (John Patton)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 35221 2 5 — Memphis To New York Spirit   (1996)
b. tk 4    The Mandingo - 7:50  (Marvin Cabell)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 35221 2 5 — Memphis To New York Spirit   (1996)
c. tk 5    Bloodyun - 8:20  (James 'Blood' Ulmer)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 35221 2 5 — Memphis To New York Spirit   (1996)
d. tk 10    Ugetsu [aka Fantasy In D]  (Cedar Walton)
e. tk 12    Footprints - 6:24  (Wayne Shorter)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 35221 2 5 — Memphis To New York Spirit   (1996)
f. tk 16    Memphis - 5:55  (John Patton)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 35221 2 5 — Memphis To New York Spirit   (1996)

Date: June 7, 1983
Location: Minot Sound Studio, White Plains, NY
Label: Nilva

John Patton (ldr), Grant Reed (ts), Grachan Moncur III (tb), Melvin Sparks (g), John Patton (org), Alvin Queen (d)

a. a-01    Soul Connection  (Dusko Goykovich)
b. a-02    Pinto  (John Patton)
c. a-03    Extensions  (John Patton)
d. b-01    Space Station [aka Garvey's Ghost]  (Grachan Moncur III)
e. b-02    The Coaster  (Grachan Moncur III)
All titles on:      Nilva LP 12": NQ 3406 — Soul Connection   (1983)

Date: February 26 or 27, 1988
Location: Knitting Factory, New York City
Label: [private recording]

John Patton (ldr), John Zorn (as), Bill Frisell (g), John Patton (org), Bobby Previte (d)

a. 01    Gee Gee - 10:41  (John Patton)
b. 02    Minor Swing - 11:54  (John Patton)
c. 04    The Way I Feel - 12:54  (John Patton)

One additional selection 03 (8:37) - title unknown.


Date: August 28, 1988
Location: Saalfelden, Austria
Label: [private recording]

John Patton (ldr), John Zorn (as), James 'Blood' Ulmer (g), John Patton (org), Bobby Previte (d)

a. 01    Jakey - 12:16  (John Patton)
b. 02    Along Came John - 22:07  (John Patton)
c. 03    The Way I Feel - 20:54  (John Patton)
d. 04    Minor Swing - 24:13  (John Patton)

Date: 1989
Location: Knitting Factory, New York City
Label: [private recording]

John Patton (ldr), John Zorn (as), Marc Ribot (g), John Patton (org), Jeff Hirshfield (d)

a. 01    Gee Gee - 12:42  (John Patton)
b. 02    Blue John - 15:59  (John Patton)

Date: April 12 & 13, 1993
Label: Paddle Wheel

John Patton (ldr), Bill Saxton (ss, ts), John Zorn (as), Pete Chavez (ts), Ed Cherry (g), John Patton (org), Eddie Gladden (d), Lawrence Killian (per), Rorie Nichols (v)

a. 01    Congo Chant - 8:47  (John Patton)
b. 02    Funky Mama - 6:49  (John Patton)
c. 03    Claudette - 7:56  (John Patton)
d. 04    Chip - 5:43  (John Patton)
e. 05    Popeye - 8:01  (John Patton)
f. 06    What's Your Name? - 4:26  (John Patton)
g. 07    U-Jaama - 6:54  (Archie Shepp)
h. 08    Bama - 4:28  (John Patton)
All titles on:      Evidence CD: ECD 22127-2 — Blue Planet Man   (1995)
     Paddle Wheel CD: KICJ 168 — Blue Planet Man   

Rorie Nichols (v) on f.


Date: September 9, 1993
Location: Knitting Factory, New York City
Label: [private recording]

John Patton (ldr), John Zorn (as), Ed Cherry (g), John Patton (org), Eddie Gladden (d), Lawrence Killian (cga)

a. 02    Chip  (John Patton)
b. 03    Congo Chant  (John Patton)
c. 04    Bama  (John Patton)
d. 05    Along Came John  (John Patton)

One additional selection (01) - title unknown.


Date: December 21, 1994
Location: Power Station, New York City
Label: DIW

John Patton (ldr), John Zorn (as), Ed Cherry (g), John Patton (org), Kenny Wollesen (d)

a. 01    The Way I Feel - 12:05  (John Patton)
b. 02    Tyrone - 6:32  (Larry Young)
c. 03    Minor Swing - 8:36  (John Patton)
d. 04    The Rock - 6:27  (John Patton)
e. 05    Along Came John - 5:14  (John Patton)
f. 06    Lite Hit - 7:14  (Marvin Cabell)
g. 07    B Men Thel - 7:27  (John Patton)
All titles on:      DIW CD: DIW 896 — Minor Swing   (1995)

Date: November 22, 1995
Location: CBGB, New York City
Label: [private recording]

John Patton (ldr), John Zorn (as), Ed Cherry (g), John Patton (org), Kenny Wollesen (d)

a. 01    The Way I Feel  (John Patton)
b. 02    Tyrone  (John Patton)
c. 03    Cherry Red  (John Patton)
d. 04    Congo Chant  (John Patton)
e. 05    Along Came John  (John Patton)

Date: November 23, 1995
Location: CBGB, New York City
Label: [private recording]

John Patton (ldr), John Zorn (as), Ed Cherry (g), John Patton (org), Kenny Wollesen (d)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Date: December 26, 1995
Location: Power Station, New York City
Label: DIW

John Patton (ldr), Dave Hubbard (ts), Ed Cherry (g), John Patton (org), Eddie Gladden (d), Lawrence Killian (per)

a. 01    Patand - 7:35  (John Patton)
b. 02    Cherry Red - 7:23  (John Patton)
c. 03    Steam - 7:50  (Archie Shepp)
d. 04    No Problem - 6:32  (John Patton)
e. 05    Syeeda's Song Flute - 5:17  (John Coltrane)
f. 06    Extensions - 7:56  (John Patton)
g. 07    Sonny's Back - 4:15  (Grachan Moncur III)
h. 08    Children Of The Night - 7:21  (Wayne Shorter)
All titles on:      DIW CD: DIW 919 — This One's For J. A.   (1998)

Date: March 27, 1997
Location: Elbo Room, Chicago, IL
Label: [private recording]

John Patton (ldr), Ken Vandermark (ts), George Freeman (g), John Patton (org), Robert Shy (d)

a. 01    Along Came John  (John Patton)
b. 02    Ding Dong  (Harold Alexander)
c. 03    Funky Mama  (John Patton)
d. 04    In A Sentimental Mood  (Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz, Irving Mills)
e. 05    Alfie's Theme  (Sonny Rollins)
f. 06    Minor Swing  (John Patton)
g. 07    I'll Be Seeing You  (Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal)
h. 08    The Way I Feel  (John Patton)

Some sources incorrectly list as from 1999.


Date: July 27, 2001
Location: Smoke, New York City
Label: [private recording]

John Patton (ldr), Eric Alexander (ts), Ed Cherry (g), John Patton (org), Joe Farnsworth (d)

a. I - 01    Solid - 16:22  (Sonny Rollins)
b. I - 02    Let 'Em Roll - 12:42  (John Patton)
c. I - 03    Milk & Honey - 16:55  (John Patton)
d. I - 04    Moment To Moment - 14:28  (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer)
e. I - 05    Rhythm-a-ning - 13:04  (Thelonious Monk)
f. II - 01    Good Juice - 13:51  (John Patton)
g. II - 02    Congo Chant - 17:07  (John Patton)
h. II - 03    Sweet Pea - 18:40  (John Patton)
i. II - 04    Polka Dots And Moonbeams - 12:54  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
j. II - 05    Lite Hit - 13:52  (Marvin Cabell)
k. III - 01    I Should Care - 12:08  (Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn)
l. III - 02    Scrapple From The Apple - 9:14  (Charlie Parker)
m. III - 03    Funky Mama - 18:00  (John Patton)

Spoken comments (0:52) precede Scrapple From The Apple.


Date: July 28, 2001
Location: Smoke, New York City
Label: [private recording]

John Patton (ldr), Eric Alexander (ts), Ed Cherry (g), John Patton (org), Joe Farnsworth (d)

a. I - 01    Night Flight - 16:01  (Harold Vick)
b. I - 03    Funky Mama - 14:01  (John Patton)
c. I - 04    The Theme - 11:56  (Traditional, Kenny Dorham)
d. II - 02    Blue Bossa - 15:00  (Kenny Dorham)
e. II - 03    The Shadow Of Your Smile - 16:14  (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster)
f. II - 04    Lite Hit - 13:01  (Marvin Cabell)
g. II - 05    The Theme - 5:35  (Traditional, Kenny Dorham)
h. III - 01    The Way I Feel - 12:47  (John Patton)
i. III - 02    In A Sentimental Mood - 12:33  (Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz, Irving Mills)

Additional selections: I - 02 (12:10); II - 01 (15:54); III - 03 (12:22); III - 04 (13:34) - titles unknown.

Confirmation needed on composer of "The Theme".


Date: August 10, 2001
Location: Fat Cat, New York City
Label: [private recording]

John Patton (ldr), Ronnie Cuber (bar), William Ash (g), John Patton (org)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Date: October 2001 (two nights)
Location: Continental Club, Austin, TX
Label: [private recording]

John Patton (ldr), George Braith (ss, ts), Martin Banks (t), Eddie Diehl (g), John Patton (org), Ben Dixon, Brannen Temple (d)

a. 02    Funky Mama  (John Patton)
b. 04    Footprints  (Wayne Shorter)
c. 05    Sweet Pea  (John Patton)
d. 06    Tea For Two  (Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar)
e. 08    My One And Only Love  (Robert Mellin, Guy Wood)
f. 10    For All We Know  (J. Fred Coots, Sam M. Lewis)
All titles on:      Excellence CD: — Eagle Eye Blues   

Eddie Diehl (g) on a; Ben Dixon (d) on d; Brannen Temple (d) on a-c, e-f.

Additional selections: #3 America; #7 Lift Up Your Voice; #9 Vamp.

CD issue opens and closes with spoken comments by DJ Paul Ray.

Some material recorded at house of John Patton with overdubs. Further details needed.