[JPL] Deval Patrick's jazz pedigree

Jeff Turton jturton at comcast.net
Wed Sep 27 07:32:57 EDT 2006

It's interesting when talking with Deval, he will almost never  
mention that his father was a musician but he will talk about his  
father leaving the family when he was very young. If you want to talk  
about his Dad he will  refer to the reconciliation process they went  
through but nothing about his being a musician. I've had the  
opportunity to spend  a lot of time talking with Deval over the past  
6 months (He's been a regular on the airwaves at NECN where I do a  
lot of work). He knows my Jazz connections in town but he has never  
once mentioned his Dad was a member of the Sun Ra band or that he was  
a Jazz musician. He was more interested in talking about my  
relationship with my Dad. He is most proud of the fact that they did  
reconcile and the work it took for both he and his Dad to re- 
establish a relationship.

Jeff Turton
WFNX Jazz Brunch

On Sep 26, 2006, at 11:41 PM, Tom Reney wrote:

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> -------------------------------------------
> I'm getting a fair number of inquiries from listeners curious to  
> know if it's true that Deval Patrick, the front-running Democratic  
> nominee for Governor of Massachusetts, is the son of saxophonist  
> Pat Patrick, who spent many years playing with Sun Ra.
> He is.
> Here's the link to a Boston Globe profile of the Chicago-born 49  
> year-old.
> http://www.boston.com/news/local/politics/candidates/articles/ 
> 2006/05/24/beating_odds_a_uniter_rose_from_chicagos_tough_side/
> Tom Reney
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