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Ben Paterson Trio - When I Grow Too Old To Dream 

Been working a lot lately in an old-school piano / bass / guitar format, and I really like it!  It allows me to dig into some of my favorite material by Nat King Cole and Oscar Peterson. 

Here's a version I recorded recently of the classic standard: 'When I Grow Too Old To Dream.'  Hope you enjoy!
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New CD Release - Available Now! 

Hello everyone!  I'm very excited to announce the release of my debut organ trio record, For Once In My Life, available now on CD from Origin Records, and as a download on the Music section of this website.  I'm playing the mighty Hammond B3 Organ, and I'm joined by the one and only Peter Bernstein on guitar, and one of my all time favorite drummers, George Fludas.

This disc features some jazz standards, some originals, and some tunes by the likes of Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon. I hope you'll enjoy it!  Thanks, and best wishes to you all.

NPR Music 

I'm proud to have appeared in NPR Music's recent broadcast of their program 'Jazz Night In America.'  It's from a performance with the great Johnny O'Neal at Mezzrow in the West Village.  Check out the show, broadcast on Wednesday nights on NPR.


 
 

150 musicians from 13 venues in 6 cities. Watch the best-of the Jazz Night in America show so far, 9 p.m. ET. http://n.pr/1HH5tTN

Posted by NPR Music on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Belgium Tour 

It was a true pleasure to be over in Belgium performing during the month of November.  I discovered that Belgium has some phenomenal musicians, appreciative audiences, and of course, excellent beer!  The photo below was taken at a warm, friendly venue with a great vibe: The Banana Peel.  Many thanks to bassist Jean Van Lint for helping to organize the trip, I hope to be back soon!

Steely Dan Tour 

This summer I had one of the most incredible experiences of my musical career, touring for 3 months with guitarist Bobby Broom, performing as the opening band for Steely Dan.  We did over 50 shows all across the U.S. and Canada, performing at some of the biggest venues I've ever played.  Here's a shot from our show at The Forum in L.A.  It was a summer I'll never forget.  Keep an eye out for an organ trio record I'll be doing with Bobby Broom this Spring!

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Ben Paterson Trio at Mezzrow

Mezzrow, New York

For Once In My Life (MP3)

by Ben Paterson

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New York based keyboardist and composer Ben Paterson is probably best known for his work as a pianist, notably as long-time sideman to Chicago saxophone giant Von Freeman, and as leader of his own trio. That may change however with his newest release. Here, Paterson shows why he has quickly become one of the top Hammond B3 players on the jazz scene today, combining influences from his former hometown of Chicago, and from his more recent surroundings in New York City. He is joined on this disc by two phenomenal sidemen, Peter Bernstein on guitar, and George Fludas on the drums, each representing a connection to these two great cities. Together this trio follows Paterson's lead, bringing a unique style and sound to the classic organ trio format.

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  1. 1 Cubano Chant 06:00
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  2. 2 I'll Close My Eyes 06:40
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  3. 3 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover 04:16
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  4. 4 Cry Me A River 06:05
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  5. 5 For Once In My Life 07:50
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  6. 6 Decision 03:54
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  7. 7 Nutville 04:25
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  8. 8 Blues For C.F. 04:51
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  9. 9 Near Miss 04:59
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  10. 10 We'll Be Together Again 04:51
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  11. 11 I've Never Been In Love Before 06:29
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Essential Elements (MP3)

by Ben Paterson

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Released in 2013, this record features a mix of originals and jazz standards along with hits by Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and The Beatles. Ben Paterson - Piano, Joshua Ramos - Bass, Jon Deitemyer - Drums

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  1. 1 Golden Lady 05:34
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  2. 2 Here, There, and Everywhere 04:45
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  3. 3 Back On Track 06:19
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  4. 4 Around The Block 03:33
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  5. 5 I Can't Help It 04:16
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  6. 6 Lucky Southern 03:46
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  7. 7 I Should Care 04:20
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  8. 8 The Good Stuff 04:12
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  9. 9 St. Marks Place 05:04
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  10. 10 Mor 03:43
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  11. 11 I've Never Been In Love Before 05:34
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  12. 12 Hard Times 03:39
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  13. 13 You're My Everything 04:34
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