Shades and Tones
Jeb Patton
(Cellar Live Records, 2015)




New Strides
Jeb Patton Trio
(Max Jazz Records, 2009)

Though only in his early thirties at the time of these recording sessions, pianist Jeb Patton had already firmly established himself in the jazz world. This former student of the late Sir Roland Hanna and Jimmy Heath recorded as a sideman on CDs with Heath’s small groups and big bands, the Heath Brothers, while he has also performed with many other artists. His second CD features two other talented young musicians, bassist David Wong and drummer Pete Van Nostrand, who also appeared on his debut effort. Patton chose a surprising opener, a breezy setting of the neglected pianist Reuben Brown’s “Billy,” a driving bop piece deserving of wider recognition. The pianist modifies the usually somber bossa nova ballad “Estate” by picking up the tempo, while Van Nostrand switches to brushes for Patton’s robust, swinging arrangement of the show tune “If Ever I Would Leave You.” Originals include his bluesy tribute to Hanna (“Sir Roland”) and the snappy “The Music Goes On.” Jimmy Heath plays soprano sax in a touching duo arrangement of “Last Night When We Were Young,” while Albert “Tootie” Heath takes over on drums for his brother’s playful blues “Cloak and Dagger” and the pianist’s sauntering, Latin-flavored “Street Song.” Jeb Patton is one of the most promising jazz musicians of his generation and this CD is a fine addition to his discography.


A Lovesome Thing
Jeb Patton Trio




The Ballades, Frédéric Chopin
Jeb Patton





Sachal Vasandani
(Mack Avenue Records, 2011)




Down With It
Dmitry Baevsky
(Sharp Nine Records, 2010)




Heath Brothers
(Jazz Legacy Productions, 2009)




We Move
Sachal Vasandani
(Mack Avenue Records, 2009)




Eyes Wide Open
Sachal Vasandani
(Mack Avenue Records, 2007)




Just the Beginning
Julius Tolentino Sextet
(Sharp Nine Records, 2005)




A Love Song
Percy Heath with Albert “Tootie” Heath, Peter Washington, and Jeb Patton
(Daddy Jazz Records, 2003)




On the Loose, The Sharp Nine Class of 2001
(Sharp Nine Records, 2001)





Jazz Family
The Heath Brothers
(Concord Jazz, 1998)



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