Leonard Patton CD-Release Show at Anthology

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 9:42
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By Robert Bush | sandiegoreader.com

“Recording in the studio with Keezer was probably the easiest and most fun process I’ve ever been a part of,” said San Diego vocalist Leonard Patton about his latest CD, Expressions, recorded at local guitar hero Peter Sprague’s Spragueland Studio in July.

The album is a freewheeling duet featuring the soulful, burnished tenor of Patton and the internationally acclaimed piano virtuoso Geoffrey Keezer.

The two musicians are celebrating the release of their collaboration on Sept. 29, at Anthology.

Although he resides in San Diego, Keezer continues to work most often outside the city, touring the United States and around the globe with artists like vibraphonist Joe Locke and saxophonist Tim Garland.

One possible precedent for the music on Expressions is the duet CD Play by pianist Chick Corea and vocalist Bobby McFerrin. There is a similar feeling of empathic intuition and devil-may-care adventurism.

“There is a nice sense of ebb and flow between Keezer and I,” says the singer, adding, “it’s very much a collaboration…a lot of give and take on this record.”

Patton has also been working with Sprague for years.

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WHAT: Leonard Patton CD-Release Show
WHEN: Thursday, September 29th, 2011, 7:30pm
TICKETS: $10-$26 Buy Tickets
MORE INFO: Artist Profile