This is what happens when you have Godly intervention plus a talent that is undeniable. This is what I call honest is smooth, cool, and bathed in relaxation. Donald "Judge" Patterson is right up there with the top jazz bass players and has managed to stay humble and grounded. Great job cuz...All I can say is WOW! This is definetly a must have in one's music collection. -Sharlay W.

This is a great cd! Donald plays great as a part of the fine songs, not to make the bass the main instrument, but to make the songs better. This proves Donald is a very serious artist in his own right too, besides all the work he is doing as a sideman. The tasteful playing from the other musicians too are making this a cd to check out to everyone who is into fine fusion/funk/smoothjazz. -Harry S.


Cool Sounds.
I really enjoy your music and style of jazz Don. Calming melodies with creative riffs - my stress relief! - John G.

President, AMI
I have this cd playing in my studio every day. It creates a nice vibe for working. There's enough of a groove to keep it from fading into the background, yet it's smooth and has a flow that keeps it from being jarring. The vocal touches enhance the experience as well. -Michelle


Smooth Grooves
Hi Donald, I have been working to your cd everyday. It creates a very nice vibe . . . . there's enough of a groove to keep it from fading into the background, yet it is smooth and has a flow so it''s not jarring. I like the vocal touches as well. You're lucky to have such a talented family (or they are lucky to have inherited musical talent from you). I am also playing the cd in my car when riding with friends so I hope that leads a few people to CDBaby to buy it. -Michelle L.

Great flow nice and tasty (as Arnett would say) -Eugene M.


"Bassist Donald Patterson's debut CD contemporary smooth jazz with a touch
of R&B featuring top recording artists
Peter White, Kirk Whalum, Doc Powell
and others.


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