San Diego Troubadour 

By Frank Kocher

Jazz lovers are in for a treat: the Danny Green Trio is established as a solid presence in the San Diego area jazz scene, with five CD releases and well-earned international recognition. Leonard Patton likewise has a considerable cachet as an expressive jazz, gospel, and blues singer, with several of his own solo recordings, and has been heard with such local jazz luminaries as Peter Sprague and Geoffrey Keezer. No surprise that when both Green’s band and Patton combine, the result is an…

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Jazz Weekly 

By George W. Harris

Pianist Danny Green has done creative things in trio settings, and this one with vocalist Leonard Patton takes the next journey forward. His team of bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm create ripples on a slowly undulating opus with Patton on “Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise” with Patton supplying wanderlust with the flowing trio during a David Bowie’s “Life On Mars”. Patton’s rich tenor makes for show tune moods with Green’s parlor piano on “The Lonely Band” as Green…

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Tracce di Jazz 

(Translated from Italian)

Extensive and recurrent is the diatribe between jazz lovers who can't stand listening to the beloved idiom used for translations from pop and song, and those who prefer the new guise of the known classics, appreciating just enough improvisations and impromptu inventions, as long as the premise or continuation of the theme is sung. A separation line that, in the Italian soil of the Italian pop, is most evident and finds representatives of the first faction also within Tdj…

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All About Jazz - 4.5 Stars 

By Dan McClenaghan

Vocalist Leonard Patton can be heard and seen often in the San Diego County, California area, making his joyful noise. Often, he appears in the company of the Danny Green Trio, one of the jazz world's premier piano trios. The live shows are exhilarating affairs, with Patton—covering everything from Stevie Wonder to Michael Jackson to David Bowie to the Great American Songbook—displaying a seemingly effortless ability to put a song across with a bursting-with-life elan. 

On Heard and Seen…

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Midwest Record 

By Chris Spector

The Danny Green Trio adds a blues singer and takes on a new identity as they carouse through 100 years of pop music, including a few ringers of their own, on this set that rolls things around in their own seasoned flour to make it all modern and now, but in a cool way. With an easy rolling sound that's at home in an after work hang out, this is fun music for fun times when an adventure of an evening lies ahead. Solid.

See review at Midwest Record

CD Hotlist - Rick's Pick 

By Rick Anderson

"Wisely, Green and crew don’t try to force these songs into a standard jazz structure, but instead let their arrangements be guided by the songs themselves, creating new musical hybrids that end up sounding like acoustic R&B as much as jazz, drawing the best elements from all available stylistic sources. The result sounds both comfortingly familiar and brand new–which is a pretty remarkable accomplishment, when you think about it."


The band here operating under the name LP and…

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The Jazz Owl: LP And The Vinyl Are "Seen And Heard" 

By Travis Rogers, Jr.

"From tight arrangements to free-wheeling improvisations, this telepathic trio evolves into an equally intercommunicating quartet with Leonard Patton. If there is a group worthy of special attention and reintroduction in jazz, it is LP and the Vinyl. Excuse me while I hit Play Again."


I’ve been a fan of Danny Green for quite some time now. His trio’s Altered Narratives was on my Favorites of 2016 list and 2018’s One Day It Will ranks as one of my all-time favorites. In the…

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