Pat Longo Biography

Pat Longo is a saxophonist/clarinetist who played with the legendary Harry James Orchestra. With Harry's help and encouragement, he formed his own orchestra in 1978.

Beginning with his first recording, ‘Chain Reaction’, for Townhall Records, he propelled his all-star aggregation into many a club, ballroom and concert scene around the country.

Multiple recordings have been Billboard magazine ‘Top Album Picks’ and, back in the 80's, Cash Box magazine ‘Big Band Picks.’

A partial list of top entertainers that Pat has performed with include: Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond, The Four Freshmen, Michael Jackson, Steve Lawrence, Michael McDonald, Bob Newhart, Frank Sinatra Jr., The Temptations, The Platters, Rod Stewart, Sarah Vaughan and many other entertainers.

Conceived by Executive Producers Vic Damone and Pat Longo, along with Producer Sid Bulkin, it is hot and daring!!!

It drives in Cadillac style and you find yourself confident that you're not going to get dumped into a glib, tacky wasteland of rot-pop.

This is beautiful music of many Latin/Jazz moods, yet there are moments when it erupts with fire and pulsating excitement. This is the Pat Longo one has learned to rely on: very consistent, always tasteful, and the band is fantastic as you'd expect from personnel such as composer/arranger Bill Armstrong, Bob Florence, and Kim Richmond. World class musicians are here too, including Wayne Bergeron, Pete Christlieb, Bob Efford, Trey Henry, Rusty Higgins, Christian Jacob, Charlie Loper, and Carl Saunders.

This entire CD speaks internationally with American Jazz and Gaucho rhythms from South America. It speaks to the people, their souls and the soles of their feet. OLE! and BRAVO!

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