Up In Betty's Room – Don Patterson & Billy James

This minor-key groove tune is great to blow on!

Don Patterson

July 22, 1936 – February 10, 1988

Don Patterson was born in Columbus, Ohio and began his musicianship on the piano. At the age of twenty, he heard Jimmy Smith and decided to take up organ. He made his debut as an organist in 1959. His first recordings were in 1962 with Sonny Stitt and Gene Ammons. Read more...

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Billy James

April 20, 1936 – November 20, 2009

Billy James's career began at the tender age of 15 when he began to gig with the Lionel Hampton band. The Pittsburgh-based drummer is best known for his collaborations with keyboardist Don Patterson and Sonny Stitt as well as his flawless technique at rapid tempos that was complemented by his signature shuffle. Read more...

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