[JPL] Deval Patrick's jazz pedigree

Paul Combs pcomb at comcast.net
Wed Sep 27 21:28:31 EDT 2006


Another good reason for those of us in Massachusetts to vote for Deval!

Paul Combs

Jeri Gardiner wrote:-------------------------------------------

>Hello Tom,
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>  When Deval Patrick was in Springfield for the Caribbean parade, I had the opportunity to introduce him to our drummer Billy Arnold, at that time, he (Patrick) said that he was a drummer too.  Also, I attended a campaign rally in Boston that also featured Senator Obama and during the time before the speeches began, they kept playing John Coltrane before the rally.  I guess its in the blood.
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>  Jeri Gardiner
>  WTCC 90.7FM
>  Springfield
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>Tom Reney <tr at wfcr.org> 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. 
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>He is.
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>Here's the link to a Boston Globe profile of the Chicago-born 49 year-old.
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>http://www.boston.com/news/local/politics/candidates/articles/2006/05/24/beating_odds_a_uniter_rose_from_chicagos_tough_side/
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