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Pat Patrick : American musician and cultural visionary

by Banfield, William C., 1961-

Format: Print Book 2016
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks ML419.P44 B36 2016
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Saxophonist, multi-wind player, arranger, composer, music director, theater works producer, educator, and visionary, Pat Patrick performed with Duke Ellington's and Quincy Jones' orchestras, Thelonious Monk, Mongo Santamaria, Nat King Cole, James Moody, Eric Dolphy, Marvin Gaye, Patti Labelle, and Billy Taylor. Most of his career, however, was spent laying down the baseline grooves on the baritone saxophone with the indefinable Sun Ra Archestra for over 35 years. Based on research in the recently opened archive of personal papers, artifacts, scrapbooks, music, news clippings and photographs, Pat Patrick: American Musician and Cultural Visionary, explores the life and influence of this important musical man-behind-the-scenes. Musicologist Bill Banfield weaves a treasure trove of primary source material--including interviews with Patrick's family, friends, and associates--into a tapestry of Patrick's remarkable life as the musical right hand of some of America's greatest Black musical artists.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Jazz saxophonist Laurdine Pat Patrick performed and recorded with such diverse artists as Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Quincy Jones, Nat King Cole, and Marvin Gaye. But he is most associated with the Sun Ra Arkestra, in which he spent much of 35 years laying down the bottom with his baritone saxophone, creating a distinctive sound that is instantly identifiable to anyone familiar with the Sun Ra catalog. A little-known jazz fact is that Patrick's son is Deval Patrick, former governor of Massachusetts. Deval supplied the treasure trove of personal papers, scrapbooks, news clippings, and photographs salvaged from his father's effects that form the bulk of material compiled by Banfield for this treatment. There are also interviews from surviving band members, who provide a glimpse into Patrick's good-natured personality and what it was like to survive in an avant-garde jazz big band while living on a shoestring. A nice companion piece to A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism (2016).--Siegfried, David Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series African American cultural theory and heritage.
Subjects Patrick, Pat.
African American musicians -- Biography.
African American jazz musicians -- Biography.
Musicians, Black -- Biography.
African American composers -- Biography.
Jazz musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Saxophonists -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher Lanham :2016
Language English
Description xiv, 143 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-138) and index.
ISBN 9781442229730
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