Tuck & Patti

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Tuck & Patti
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Background information
Origin
  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
Genres Jazz, folk, New Age
Years active 1981–present
Labels Windham Hill, 33rd Street
Website www.tuckandpatti.com
Members
  • Tuck Andress
  • Patti Cathcart

Tuck & Patti are an American jazz duo consisting of guitarist William Charles "Tuck" Andress (born Oct. 28, 1952 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) and singer Patricia "Patti" Cathcart Andress (born October 4, 1949 in San Francisco).[1]

Music career[edit]

Guitarist Tuck Andress met singer Patti Cathcart at an audition in San Francisco in 1978.[2] Before this, Andress studied classical music at Stanford and was a session musician with The Gap Band.[3] Cathcart was also classically trained[2] and was a member of The Brides of Funkenstein.

After moving to Cathcart's hometown of San Francisco, they worked as members of a rock and roll cover band. They declined offers of recording contracts so they could polish their sound.[2] In 1987, they signed with Windham Hill for whom they recorded their breakout album, Tears of Joy, which received airplay on jazz and pop radio stations around the U.S. They recorded several more albums for Windham Hill, then signed with Epic in 1995. They followed this with more albums for Windham Hill and 33rd Street. They started the label T&P Records, which licenses their albums for worldwide distribution.[4] Andress and Cathcart married in 1983.[2] In addition to performing they teach private lessons and vocal and guitar workshops.

Andress plays a 1953 Gibson Gibson L-5 guitar, which he bought because it was the model played by Wes Montgomery.[5] His niece is singer-songwriter Annie Clark, who performs under the name "St. Vincent". As a teenager, Clark was a roadie for Tuck and Patti and was later an opening act for them.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

  • Tears of Joy (Windham Hill, 1988) U.S. Top Contemporary Jazz Albums No. 8[6]
  • Love Warriors (Windham Hill, 1989) U.S. No. 162, U.S. Contemporary Jazz No. 5[6]
  • Reckless Precision (Windham Hill, 1990) U.S. No. 186, U.S. Contemporary Jazz No. 3[6]
  • Hymns, Carols, and Songs About Snow (Windham Hill, 1991)
  • Learning How to Fly (Epic, 1995)
  • Paradise Found (Windham Hill, 1998) U.S. Contemporary Jazz No. 19[6]
  • Taking the Long Way Home (Windham Hill, 2000)
  • Chocolate Moment (33rd Street , 2002)
  • A Gift of Love (T&P, 2004)
  • I Remember You (T&P, 2007)
  • Time After Time (Sony, 2009)[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Feather, Leonard (25 December 1988). "Tuck & Patti Doing Their Own Thing". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2 September 2018. 
  2. ^ a b c d Bush, John. "Tuck & Patti". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 September 2018. 
  3. ^ Rubien, David (23 November 2008). "Tuck & Patti: 30 years of jazz". SFGate. Retrieved 2 September 2018. 
  4. ^ Bio page, TuckAndPatti.com "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-27. Retrieved 2014-09-06. 
  5. ^ Weiss, Arlene R. (10 January 2002). "Tuck Andress". Vintage Guitar magazine. Retrieved 2 September 2018. 
  6. ^ a b c d Billboard, Allmusic.com
  7. ^ "Tuck & Patti | Album Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 September 2018. 

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