MP3 Patricia Dean - Equinox
Original lyrics to "Footprints" and "Equinox" by this unique female drummer/vocalist..
8 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Jazz Vocals, JAZZ: Traditional Jazz Combo
This limited release CD now available on https://www.tradebit.com was actually recorded before "Moments Like This" and features original lyrics to Jazz classics "Footprints" and "Equinox".
Recorded live, with no overdubbing, this album demonstrates PATRICIA''S unique ability to sing AND play the drums at the same time.
The album opens with Wayne Shorter''s classic "Footprints" re-titled "Timeless Stories" and expounds on the concept of reflection on the past with respect to our ancestry.
"Close Your Eyes is a sultry Bossa Nova, also included on "Moments Like This" that PATRICIA enjoys doing in live performances.
"Tenderly" pays tribute to one of PATRICIA''s earliest vocal influences,the unforgettable Miss Sarah Vaughan. It also makes reference to Oscar Peterson''s arrangement with a swinging solo by pianist Nat Lee.
"I Got Rhythm" is the album''s only instrumental and features PATRICIA''s father, the late Don Dean, Sr. on the clarinet.
"I started working with my Dad when I was 14. Most people knew him as a pianist, but he was also accomplished on the clarinet and alto saxophone. I wanted to record something with him on the clarinet because he never got to play it that much. We had worked together many years and I wanted to do something with him because he had been such a great influence on my career." Pianist David Moore plays some outstanding bebop piano with PATRICIA taking some impressive 4''s on this up-tempo Gershwin standard.
"I Fall In Love Too Easily" and "For All We Know" display PATRICIA''s seasoned approach to ballads, for which her voice is so well suited.
Jon Kougher gives us a driving bass intro on "In A Mellow Tone" setting up the tune nicely for PATRICIA with a swinging solo by Lee that also shows off PATRICIA''s tasteful drumming, ala Ed Thigpen.
The album closes with PATRICIA''s lyrics to John Coltrane''s "Equinox" renamed "Awake Our Souls". PATRICIA''s lyrics reflect on the ever changing seasons that perhaps inspired Coltrane''s title to this haunting melody.
Lee''s solo gives reference to his influences of McCoy Tyner and George Duke, building to a dramatic double-time chorus
with PATRICIA making a smooth transition back to the original time-feel, setting up the lyrical bass solo by Kougher taking us back to the opening vamp.
PATRICIA has successfully crafted this album to showcase her talents as a musician, vocalist and lyricist.
PATRICIA currently makes her home in Southwest Florida where she has performed with Jazz legends Ira Sullivan, Nat Adderley, and John LaPorta, among others.