Understanding (John Patton album)

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Studio album by John Patton
Released 1968
Recorded October 25, 1968
Genre Jazz
Length 38:48
Label Blue Note
Producer Francis Wolff
John Patton chronology
Accent on the Blues

Understanding is an album by American organist John Patton recorded in 1968 and released on the Blue Note label.[1]


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

The Allmusic review by Michael Erlewine awarded the album 2 stars and stated "If you like progressive sax, you might be able to stay in the groove. Not me, the sound keeps popping me out. I like to get in the groove and ride".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by John Patton except as indicated
  1. "Ding Dong" (Harold Alexander) - 5:28
  2. "Congo Chant" - 9:05
  3. "Alfie's Theme" (Sonny Rollins) - 4:40
  4. "Soul Man" (Isaac Hayes, David Porter) - 6:13
  5. "Understanding" (Sam Gary, Mark Nash) - 6:52
  6. "Chitlins con Carne" (Kenny Burrell) - 6:30
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on October 25, 1968.



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