Ben Paterson

Breathing Space

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MUSIC REVIEW BY Dick Crockett, Bop 'n Dick's 10 Picks

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A young trio from Chicago jams to the jazz classics. Ben Paterson has that classic style with his own style, imbued with Chicago jazz lore. Reflections of Oscar Peterson as in ?Whisper Not ,? Other ethers from this group, musings of Junior Mance and Wynton Kelly.
The rest of the trio John Deitemyer, drums and Jake Vinsel, bass are proactive and fiesty on ?Alice In Wonderland.? Listen to this, then to the roots and understand this is where the molten Chicago magma is coming from.
If you have to get something your hipster middle class soul this is the band to groove upon.
I didn't realize he was so cool, she thought over an aperitif as the Ben Paterson trio played on, late that night at the club.
?May I drive you home,? he politely asked? They just met and her friend nodded her approval. Outside the club in a cool June Chicago evening, they waited as the attendant drove up in a white two seater sports convertible. He held the door as she stepped down and sat in her seat, her stiletto heels somewhat cumbersome as her dress lifted slightly in the breeze. He walked around opened the door sat down, shifted into gear as it jumped forward with a competent roar and down the street, turning on the radio. She asked as her hair flapped to the continuous breeze, ?What kind of car is this?? ?
?Triumph TR-3,? he said. And he turned to the All Night Jazz Show.
And the Ben Paterson trio was playing ?Whisper Not.? One to life's romantic post modern coincidences.






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