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"CD Review"

Sought out pianist and composer Patrick Cooper is set to debut his new cd ‘That Day’. Co founder of the contemporary jazz band N Touch, Cooper takes his own initiative to let the world know about his gift of composition and songwriting skill.
Patrick Cooper grew up in Portland, Oregon where he started an early love of jazz music influenced by George Duke, The Crusaders (Joe Sample), and others. Cooper has toured the world, performing at various jazz venues, festivals, and concerts. He also directed music for a nationally syndicated TV show Eighty-One-O-One (8101).
At the Bahamas and Bermuda Jazz Festivals, Patrick directed the Smooth Jazz All-Stars including such stars as Nick Colionne and Regina Belle.
Cooper’s release of his own tunes is titled ‘That Day’ and features nine of his own keyboard creations. As you listen to these tracks this week, let me know your opinion of Patrick’s tunes. You can visit for information about purchasing your own copy. Visit Patricks official web site at to learn more about the artist and email him to let him know you heard his tracks on radioIO SMOOTH JAZZ drmike
Posted by io_drmike on December 3, 2007 12:17 PM - Radioio.Com Dr. Mike

"CD Review"

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.
The blessed 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.
Yes presents vocal princess Jay Lashawn Williams. She has a remarkable voice with a high recognition value. Organized intro and piano phrases are welcomed additions.
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.
Fixit! showcases Phillip Martin from his best side. Solid sax grooves are melting with Patrick Cooper's brilliant piano performance. The R&B-flavoured 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.

- Star Portrait by HBH


CD titled "That Day"
"Free" currently on smooth jazz radio XM/Sirius
"Pieces of a Puzzle" Currently on Smooth jazz radio
"Leavin" Currently on smooth jazz radio stations accross us & abroad



Patrick Cooper has toured the world, performing at various festivals and concerts. 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. Patrick has also performed at the Bahamas Jazz Festival. He has become the most sought after keyboardist, producer and songwriter by fellow jazz artists and now the world will know what they know: This is a true giant. He wrote the title song on Marcus Johnson's “Just Doing What I Do” & also wrote the track "Make it Happen" on Marcus Johnson's latest CD titled "The Phoenix". Like so many artists destined for greatness, Patrick's taste for jazz started early. While growing up in Portland, Oregon he was exposed to the sounds of George Duke, The Crusaders and a myriad of other great jazz artists. He grew up in the church and was fascinated by the harmonies, voicing and colors created by the organist and the pianist. “It was amazing to me how they were able to blend sounds and to work magic with the keys, “Cooper said. “I knew then that music would be a big part of my life.” He purchased books to teach himself to read music and jazz theory. By age 18, this jazz aficionado was the church's main organist and keyboardist. By age 21, Patrick co-founded a contemporary jazz band called N-Touch. The band afforded Patrick the opportunity to hone and showcase his songwriting skills. The band performed at various jazz clubs and festivals. The band quickly achieved tremendous notoriety and fame in the Portland area. In 2000, Cooper relocated to Washington, DC where he has truly continued to flourish on the world jazz scene.