Chicago based keys player Philip Patterson stormed onto the contemporary jazz radio scene with “Skyline” earlier in 2017, and an impressive debut it was. The song enjoyed a two month run on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart, and features Philip’s monster chops on keyboards. With its brilliant arrangements and production, the song is without question one of the most dynamic and compelling tracks to be played in the format for some time. Demonstrating an eclectic musical sensibility on his debut album “Philosophy, Vol. 1,” Mr. Patterson is equally at home with mainstream jazz leaning tracks like “Funny Actin'” and “Melodic Gratitude,” to the gospel inflected expressions heard on “Faith” and the super charged arrangement of “What A Friend,” which showcases some superb B3 organ riffs by Wendell Lowe, as well as Phillip’s fine piano playing. With his prodigious gifts as a composer, player, and arranger, I have a feeling we are witnessing the birth of a major creative force on the jazz scene with Philip Patterson.
Album InfoAlbum: Philosophy, Vol. 1
Label: Phillip Patterson Music
Add Date: April 17, 2017
Release Date: August 8, 2017
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