|Studio album by John Patton|
|Released||May 30, 1995|
|Recorded||December 21, 1994 at Power Station, NYC|
|Label|| DIW |
|Producer||Kazunori Sugiyama & John Zorn|
|John Patton chronology|
Minor Swing is an album by organist John Patton which features John Zorn and was originally released on the DIW label in Japan in 1995.The album was considered part of Patton's 1990 "comeback".
John Patton was an American jazz, blues and R&B pianist and organist, often known by his nickname, Big John Patton.
John Zorn is an American composer, arranger, record producer, saxophonist, and multi-instrumentalist with hundreds of album credits as performer, composer, and producer across a variety of genres including jazz, rock, hardcore, classical, surf, metal, soundtrack, ambient, and improvised music. He incorporates diverse styles in his compositions, which he identifies as avant-garde or experimental. Zorn was described by Down Beat as "one of our most important composers".
DIW Records is a Japanese record label specializing in avant-garde jazz. It is a subsidiary of Disk Union. Kazunori Sugiyama was an executive producer for the label before starting Tzadik Records with John Zorn.
The Allmusic review by Al Campbell awarded the album 3½ stars noting that "Luckily, on Minor Swing, organist Big John Patton and John Zorn encourage taking chances and opening the music up, while not going so far out as to overwhelm the intended fundamental groove... highly recommended".
All compositions by John Patton except as indicated.
The Hammond organ is an electric organ, invented by Laurens Hammond and John M. Hanert and first manufactured in 1935. Various models have been produced, most of which use sliding drawbars to specify a variety of sounds. Until 1975, Hammond organs generated sound by creating an electric current from rotating a metal tonewheel near an electromagnetic pickup, and then strengthening the signal with an amplifier so it can drive a speaker cabinet. Around two million Hammond organs have been manufactured. The organ is commonly used with, and associated with, the Leslie speaker.
The alto saxophone, also referred to as the alto sax, is a member of the saxophone family of woodwind instruments invented by Belgian instrument designer Adolphe Sax in the 1840s, and patented in 1846. It is pitched in E♭, and is smaller than the tenor, but larger than the soprano. The alto sax is the most common saxophone and is commonly used in concert bands, chamber music, solo repertoire, military bands, marching bands, and jazz. The fingerings of the different saxophones are all the same so a saxophone player can play any type of saxophone.
Ed Cherry is an American jazz guitarist and studio musician. Cherry is perhaps best known for his long association with trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, with whom he performed from 1978 until shortly before Gillespie's death in 1993. Since that time, he has worked with Paquito D'Rivera, Jon Faddis, John Patton, Hamiet Bluiett, Henry Threadgill, and Paula West. He has recorded a number of albums as a leader.
The Big Gundown is an album by American composer and saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist John Zorn. It comprises radically reworked covers of tracks by the Italian film composer Ennio Morricone.
Six Litanies for Heliogabalus is an album by John Zorn. It is the third album to feature the "Moonchild Trio" of Mike Patton, Joey Baron and Trevor Dunn, following Moonchild: Songs Without Words (2005) and Astronome (2006) and the first to feature additional performers. The promotional notes that accompany the US CD Release indicate that the concept for the recording was inspired by the Roman Emperor Heliogabalus.
Taboo & Exile is an album by John Zorn which synthetizes exotica, hardcore punk, classical, jazz, surf and world narration. It is the second album to appear in Zorn's Music Romance Series following Music for Children (1998).
The Gift is an album by John Zorn released in 2001 on the Tzadik label as the third volume of his Music Romance Series and described as an album "for lovers only".
More News for Lulu is the second album of hard bop compositions performed by John Zorn, George Lewis and Bill Frisell. Like the previous News for Lulu it features tunes by Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley, Freddie Redd and Sonny Clark but also contains with one tune each by Misha Mengelberg and Big John Patton. The album was recorded live in Paris and Basel. It was released in 1992 on the Swiss Hathut Record label.
Blue Planet Man is a 1993 album by organist Big John Patton which features John Zorn and was originally released on King Records/Paddle Wheel Records in Japan in 1993 and subsequently released in the USA on Evidence Records in 1997. The album was considered part of Patton's 1990s "comeback".
Hemophiliac is a limited edition album of improvised experimental music by John Zorn, Ikue Mori and Mike Patton. The album was released as a limited edition 2-CD set of 2,500 copies, personally autographed by Zorn, Patton and Mori, on Zorn's Tzadik label.
Along Came John is the debut album by American organist John Patton, recorded in 1963 and released on the Blue Note label.
Blue John is an album by American organist John Patton recorded in 1963 but not released on the Blue Note label until 1986.
The Way I Feel is an album by American organist John Patton recorded in 1964 and released on the Blue Note label.
Oh Baby! is an album by American organist Big John Patton recorded in 1965 and released on the Blue Note label.
Let 'em Roll is an album by American organist Big John Patton recorded in 1965 and released on the Blue Note label.
Got a Good Thing Goin' is an album by American organist Big John Patton recorded in 1966 and released on the Blue Note label.
That Certain Feeling is an album by American organist John Patton recorded in 1968 and released on the Blue Note label.
Boogaloo is an album by American organist John Patton recorded in 1968 but not released on the Blue Note label until 1995.
Accent on the Blues is an album by American organist John Patton recorded in 1969 and released on the Blue Note label.
Soul Connection is an album by American organist John Patton recorded in 1983 and released on the Nilva label.
This One's for Ja is an album by American organist John Patton recorded in 1996 and released on the Japanese DIW label.
Rockin' the Boat is an album by American jazz organist Jimmy Smith featuring performances recorded in 1963 and released on the Blue Note label.