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Patrick, Pat



  • Existence: 1929 - 1991

Laurdine Kenneth "Pat" Patrick (1929 – 1991) was an American jazz musician. Born in East Moline, Illinois. Patrick eventually moved to Chicago where he attended DuSable High School, notable for producing many important and influential musicians. He played baritone saxophone, alto saxophone, and Fender bass and was known for his 40-year association with Sun Ra. He was one of the longest time members of Sun Ra's Arkestra bands, first joining Ra's group in the early 1950s. He later resided for several years in the Arkestra's communal residences in New York City's East Village and Philadelphia. During his career Patrick played with other bands including John Coltrane (appearing on Africa/Brass in 1961), Blue Mitchell (A Sure Thing, 1962), Mongo Santamaría ("Watermelon Man" and "Yeh Yeh") and Thelonious Monk (early 1970s). He also extensively backed Babatunde Olatunji.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Pat Patrick Collection of Sun Ra Materials

Identifier: Sun Ra
Abstract The Pat Patrick Collection of Sun Ra Materials, 1957-1979, contains the ephemera, sermons and writings of the influential jazz musician Sun Ra. Patrick was a musician in his own right and a long standing member of Sun Ra’s orchestra as well as being influenced and involved in Sun Ra’s spiritual beliefs and outlook on life.
Dates: 1957-1979