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A fresh take on Dan Pratt “Toe The Line”…

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http://www.criticaljazz.com/2012/05/dan-pratt-toe-line-posi-tone-2010.html To toe the line implies a strict adherence to follow the rules. So right away the title is certainly a contradiction in terms but the end result is a remarkable organ quartet that while maintaining that special soulful groove never forgets the lyrical straight ahead sense of urgency with the finished product being a smoker! ...Read More

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May 31st, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Listener’s Notes – From the CD Stack: Gold, DPOQ….

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http://markehayes.blogspot.com/2010/08/listeners-notes-from-cd-stack-gold-dpoq.html Listener’s Notes – From the CD Stack: Gold, DPOQ by Mark E Hayes It’s time to pick my favorites from the stack of CD’s that’s been piling up over the summer.  Week-to-week, I receive an awful lot of music to review, so here’s the deal.  Any new release gets a quick hearing ...Read More

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August 6th, 2010 at 10:53 am

Traditional jazz gets a modern sound.

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www.audaud.com Dan Pratt Organ Quartet – Toe the Line – Posi-Tone Records PR8059, 59:31 ****: (Dan Pratt, tenor saxophone; Alan Ferber, trombone; Jared Gold, Hammond B3 Organ;  Mark Ferber, drums) Dan Pratt has rapidly established himself as a force in the modern jazz movement. In high school, he performed with the Monterey Jazz Festival High School Band, and then attended the Berklee School ...Read More

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May 26th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

31 Days Of Album Reviews #23: Dan Pratt Organ Quartet, “Toe The Line”

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burningambulance.wordpress.com DAN PRATT ORGAN QUARTET Toe the Line (Posi-Tone) Tenor saxophonist Dan Pratt has been leading this group for close to a decade; its debut CD,Springloaded, was released in 2003. Toe the Line is the quartet’s first CD on Posi-Tone, a retro-ish label I’ve started to really admire. They focus their attention on groups that mix modernity and classicism, that swing ...Read More

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May 23rd, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Ralph Bowen, Dan Pratt, Brandon Wright: Posi-Tone strikes gold again

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By J Hunter Traditional jazz does not have to be boring. It does not have to be staid, or re-fried or adhere to a formula concocted in a New Orleans barroom over nine decades ago. A lot of the large labels don’t get that. Fortunately, the creative triumvirate at Posi-Tone Records not only understands this concept, but they practice it in a big way. The label closed out 2009 with solid effort ...Read More

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April 27th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

A nice AAJ piece featuring reviews of our latest Organ Jazz releases: Wayne Escoffery “Uptown” and the Dan Pratt Organ Quartet “Toe the Line”….

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www.allaboutjazz.com The State of Organ Jazz 2010, Part I: Wayne Escoffery, Dan Pratt and Matthew Kaminski By C. Michael Bailey Organ-based jazz inhabits a unique place as a sub-genre. The combination of the sacred churchy organ with the decadence of blues and bebop made for a heady brew after the introduction of the format by Wild Bill Davis and Bill Doggett in the 1950s. Qualitatively, the name ...Read More

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April 22nd, 2010 at 6:51 pm

Here’s another review for our new Dan Pratt Organ Quartet record “Toe the Line” featuring Alan Ferber, Jared Gold, and Mark Ferber…

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www.allaboutjazz.com Toe the Line is a phrase which signifies unwavering obedience to a doctrine, structure, or rule, but the Dan Pratt Organ Quartet defies such a rule. The group conforms to the rule of playing with flair, but little else. Pratt, who plays tenor saxophone, was a member of the Monterey Jazz Festival High School All-Star Band, and his professional career includes work with Joe Lova ...Read More

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April 5th, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Here’s a new youtube video clip for the title track of the Dan Pratt Organ Quartet CD “Toe the LIne”….

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April 5th, 2010 at 1:19 pm

Another positive review for Dan Pratt Organ Quartet “Toe the Line”….

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by Derek Taylor masterofasmallhouse.blogspot.com The Hammond organ is a hardy instrument, having weathered waxing and waning popularity since pioneers like Fats Waller and Bill Doggett brought it prominence as a viable jazz voice. Still, the number of players who opt to apply it to adventurous settings remains relatively few compared to the legion content to toe the line of convention. Saxophonist ...Read More

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April 1st, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Check out this new youtube video clip for “Minor Procedure” taken from the new Dan Pratt Organ Quartet CD “Toe the Line” ….

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April 1st, 2010 at 8:52 pm