The Way I Feel
Big John Patton (org), Richard Williams (tp), Fred Jackson (ts, bs) and Ben Dixon (d)
For his third album on Blue Note, Big John Patton decided to expand his band to quintet. Retaining the services of his longtime colleagues, guitarist Grant Green and drummer Ben Dixon, he hired tenor saxophonist Fred Jackson (who also played on the previous work "Along Came John") and trumpeter Richard Williams. The combination of two horns can occasionally overshadow the groove Patton, Green, and Dixon lay down, but for the most part the musicians augment the music instead of detracting from it. There are fine moments on the record, and Green and Patton are typically enjoyable.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine - All Music Guide
01. The Rock
02. The Way I Feel
05. Just 3/4
Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, on June 19, 1964.
Originally issued as BLP 4174. Liner notes inside by Duke Pearson.