Big John Patton
Big John Patton, born on July 12, 1935 in Kansas City, Missouri and passed away on March 19, 2002 in Montclair, New Jersey, was an American jazz organist and pianist. He began his career as a pianist with the Lloyd Price touring band before transitioning to the organ. Patton recorded with Lou Donaldson for Blue Note from 1962 to 1964. In the mid-1980s, he was rediscovered by a younger generation of musicians like John Zorn who appreciated his unique sound. Patton continued releasing new recordings into the 1990s.