Pat Coleman is a quietly legendary figure for a couple of generations of Canadian jazz musicians. Through more than thirty years playing with the like of John Gross, Paul Horn, PJ Perry, Pat LaBarbara, Don Thompson, Mel Tormé, Pete Christlieb and Kenny Wheeler, composition and sound production for movies and other media, Pat Coleman’s taste and musicality make an indelible impression on everyone who enters his orbit.
Bob Murphy has a keyboard career stretching from Chuck Berry and Dusty Springfield all the way to Freddy Hubbard and Kenny Wheeler with stops for Henry Mancini and Gil Evans. Seasoned and respected pianist , with an immediately recognizable personal style, on this gig he plays Hammonf B3.
These two guys have played together loads - and it shows.
With the addition of the redoubtable Buff Allen on drums and Portland's own John Gross on tenor, these live sessions represent nothing more than easy and comfortable laid-back soulful conversations between old friends.