Memphis to New York Spirit

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Memphis to New York Spirit
Memphis to New York Spirit.jpg
Studio album by John Patton
Released 1996
Recorded June 9, 1969 & October 2, 1970
Genre Jazz
Length 57:19
Label Blue Note
Producer Michael Cuscuna, Tom Evered
John Patton chronology
Accent on the Blues
(1969)Accent on the Blues1969
Memphis to New York Spirit
Soul Connection
(1983)Soul Connection1983

Memphis to New York Spirit is an album by American organist John Patton recorded in 1969 and 1970 but not released on the Blue Note label until 1996.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 3½ stars and stated "Memphis to New York Spirit doesn't have a consistent groove like some other Patton records, but when it does click, the results are remarkable; it's worthy addition to a funky soul-jazz collection".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by John Patton except as indicated
  1. "Memphis" - 5:55
  2. "Footprints" (Wayne Shorter) - 6:24
  3. "The Mandingo" (Marvin Cabell) - 7:50
  4. "Bloodyun" (James Blood Ulmer) - 8:20
  5. "Steno" - 9:10
  6. "Man from Tanganyika" (McCoy Tyner) - 6:10
  7. "Cissy Strut" (Art Neville, Ziggy Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter, Jr.) - 6:55
  8. "Dragon Slayer" (Cabell) - 6:35
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on June 9, 1969 (tracks 6-8) and October 2, 1970 (tracks 1-5).



  1. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed November 5, 2010
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review accessed November 5, 2010