Patrick Cooper is an
in-demand keyboardist sharing the stage with many smooth jazz artists.
At the Bermuda Jazz Festival, this awesome keyboardist was the musical
director for the Smooth Jazz All-Stars including stars such as Nick
Colionne and Regina Belle. He also wrote the title song on Marcus
Johnson's Just Doing What I Do CD, the tune Make it Happen
on Marcus Johnson's latest CD titled The Phoenix and the song
Let It Happen on Jaared's Hangtime, which was originally
conceived as an intro theme to the nationally syndicated, D.C. based
talk show 8101.
Standing in the
center of attention it's only natural, that Patrick now released his
solo album That Day (2007). All songs were written by Patrick
underlining his talent as writer and performer.
The opening track
Leavin' is caressing everyone's ears. In the style of Bob Baldwin
or Alex Bugnon this tune is very accessible. It was produced by Tony
Hemming, who plays all instruments without the piano performed by
Patrick. Tony already performed with Clint Brown, David Brion, Phillip
Martin and Cheryl Ping Leonard mostly in the gospel genre.
saxophonist Phillip Martin is featured on the heartfelt ballade
Can't Wait. His newly released Saxappeal Special Edition
(2006) received high acclaims. Still in his early twenties he is
already recognized as a great talent.
Pieces Of A Puzzle
suggest to me something like Pieces Of A Dream? Like keyboardist James
Lloyd Patrick tickles the keys with great finesse. By the way bass
player David Dyson, who
performs on several tracks of this album, is a regular bassist on many
projects of POAD.
On the slow and
contemplative Free Patrick performs an intimate duet with
Phillip Martin. Piano and sax are the ideal combination for
instrumental ballades. Robert "WaWa" LeGrand adds some shy guitar
chords. Robert also performed with legend Teddy Pendergrass and vocal
siren Miki Howard among others.
vocal princess Jay Lashawn Williams. She has a remarkable voice with a
high recognition value. Organized intro and piano phrases are
What Must I Do
is the second track by Tony Hemming, a love ballade featuring singer
Nehemiah Booker. Blessed with a graceful voice he makes waves with his
gentle and encouraging appearance. Between gospel and hip-hop extends
his field of activity.
showcases Phillip Martin from his best side. Solid sax grooves are
melting with Patrick Cooper's brilliant piano performance. The
That Day is presenting female singer Lemme, who earned her
first merits with the debut album Take This Time (2005). But
foremost this is Patrick's platform for his excellent piano play.
The music floats away
with Smooth featuring singer Joe Warfield and the last
tones of Patrick's amazing piano.
Patrick Cooper's new
album That Day is sophisticated entertainment at its best.
Brighten up your day with Patrick's sultry music.
- Patrick Cooper - Website
- Buy the album at
- Title: That Day
Artist: Patrick Cooper
Genre: Smooth Jazz
Label: DISM Music
01 Leavin' [4:40]
02 Can't Wait [4:42]
03 Pieces Of A Puzzle [5:02]
04 Free [4:07]
05 Yes [4:42]
06 What Must I Do? [5:32]
07 Fixit! [3:15]
08 That Day [4:12]
09 Smooth [4:30]