If you know anything about the Portland jazz and dance party scene, you know singer-saxophonist Patrick Lamb is an integral part of it. He’s backed up countless musicians, put together an award-winning musical tribute to Ray Charles and was just inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame.
Now his years of hard work and dedication have yielded something most musicians only dream of — a Top 10 single.
Lamb’s “Maceo!,” a funky danceable instrumental tribute to Maceo Parker, echoes such ‘70s songs as “Cut the Cake” by the Average White Band and hit No. 3 on Billboard’s Contemporary charts a couple weeks ago.
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