Patrick has two separate symphony shows that have sold out multiple nights at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. The shows were arranged by Charles Floyd, Dave Metzger, and Jeff Tyzic - some of the most respected arrangers in the world today. The Tribute To Ray Charles won a Muddy Award for best show of the year, and the show showcased upcoming artists like Liv Warfield before she went on to perform with Prince and break out on her own. Patrick's second symphony show involves his own music and arrangements of songs like Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah".
A Tribute To Ray Charles. Northwest Ray Charles Tribute:
A NW Tribute to Ray Charles was born after the world lost a great treasure in music, the late Ray Charles. Saxophonist Patrick Lamb was inspired to produce a tribute to this musical genius after seeing a nationally televised show featuring many notable national musicians. He was inspired to feature the rich NW music community and the talent it has to offer. This has now become A NW Tribute to Ray Charles.
Saxophonist Patrick Lamb and trumpeter Thara Memory used as their model, 'O Genio – Live in Brazil,' a recently discovered film of a Ray Charles concert and rehearsal televised in Sao Paolo in 1963 when Ray, then 33 years old, was in his prime.
The show was originally produced for a one time only performance at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, and it became one of the highlights of the 2005 festival. Bob Ancheta from KINK fm102 comments, "The Ray Charles Tribute was the highlight of the 2005 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, showcasing Portland's finest talent on one stage." The Cascade Blues Association awarded the Ray Charles Tribute the 2005 Muddy Award for Best Performance of the Year.
Patrick Lamb was once again inspired by the energy which this performance has generated and decided take The Ray Charles Tribute into the studio to record a CD. In February of 2006 The Ray Charles Tribute recorded, "Let The Good Times Roll" A NW Tribute To Ray Charles.
"Patrick Lamb has brought together the very best of a rich and vibrant Portland music scene," says Don Campbell, music writer and Portland musician.
"This project has lit the light in people's eyes, shown us what we can do together and truly highlighted the depth of Portland talent," says Lamb. "Represented on the disc are the respected stalwarts, the upcoming new talent, the past, the present and some of the future.
The CD features vocalists Andy Stokes, Norman Sylvester, Duffy Bishop, Patrick Lamb, Kristina Michelle, 'Sweet Baby' James Benton, Linda Hornbuckle, Lee Garrett, Olivia Warfield, Gretchen Mitchell and Paul deLay; horns Dave Mills, Thara Memory, Stan Bock, Dan Brewster, Reggie Houston, Tim Bryson, Renato Caranto, Steve Cannon and Patrick Lamb; and rhythm Anthony Jones, Gene Houck, Eddie Martinez, Janice Scroggins, D.K. Stewart, Peter Dammann and George Mitchell.
"These musicians pay tribute not only to Brother Ray, but to this community – past, present and future," says Campbell. Live performances of "A NW Tribute to Ray Charles" have already headlined four Oregon Food Bank fund–raisers: the 2006 Safeway Waterfront blues Festival; the 2005 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival; BLUES for KATRINA, an all–day concert that raised funds through America's Second Harvest for Gulf Coast hurricane relief; and the 2005 Oregon Harvest Dinner, a fund–raiser for Oregon Food Bank. In addition the show kicked off the Portland Trail Blazer's 2005–2006 season, and a fundraiser for Thara Memory's music education program.
- PRODUCTION CREDITS:
- Marylan Kelly, Patrick Lamb, Amy Maxwell - Executive Producers
- Patrick Lamb and Tim Ellis - Producers
- Amy Maxwell - Project Manager
- Dave Friedlander - Engineer
- Kevin Nettleingham from Nettleingham Audio - Mastering
- Norm Eder & Emily Wolfer - Photography
- Cover Design and Artwork by Tim Oakley and Gary Houston
- Recorded at Kung-Fu Bakery, Portland, Oregon
- Anthony Jones - Drums
- Gene Houck - Bass
- Eddie Martinez - Guitar
- Janice Scroggins - Keyboards
- DK Stewart - Keyboards
- George Mitchell - Hammond B3
- Stan Bock - Trombone
- Dan Brewster - Trombone
- Reggie Houston - Alto Saxophone
- Tim Bryson - Baritone Saxophone
- Patrick Lamb - Saxophone/Vocals
- Renato Caranto - Tenor Saxophone
- Steve Cannon - Trumpet
- Dave Mills - Trumpet
- Thara Memory - Trumpet
- Peter Dammann - Guitar
- Sweet Baby James Benton - Vocals
- Andy Stokes - Vocals
- Duffy Bishop - Vocals
- Kristina Michelle - Vocals
- Linda Hornbuckle - Vocals
- Lee Garrett - Vocals
- Norman Sylvester - Vocals
- Paul De Lay - Vocals
- Gretchen Mitchell - Vocals
- Olivia Warfield- Vocals
Second Symphony Show Program:
Patrick Lamb, saxophone/vocals
Jean Pierre Garau, piano/keys
Ben Jones, bass
Richard Lawrence, drums
Tomo Maruta, guitar
Kristin Bodeman, vocals
Ione Chaco, vocals
Derrick McDuffy & Kingdom Sound, vocals
ALL SONGS ARRANGED BY PATRICK LAMB
AND ORCHESTRATED BY JEFF TYZIK
HAMISH STUART, MALCOM DUNCAN, ALAN GORRIE,
OWEN MCINTYRE, ROBERT MCINTOSH,
Pick Up the Pieces
VICTOR YOUNG &
When I Fall in Love
Ain't No Stopping Us Now
PATRICK LAMB &
PATRICK LAMB &
EARLE HAGEN &
NICKOLAS ASHFORD &
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Signed Sealed Delivered