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Patto was a progressive jazz-rock band formed in England in 1970 by vocalist Mike Patto with a lineup taken from Timebox consisting of vocalist Patto, guitarist and vibraphone player Ollie Halsall, bassist Clive Griffiths, and drummer John Halsey. Patto was one of the early bands on the Vertigo label, for whom they recorded two albums before moving to Island, where they released one more album. A fourth album was recorded but not released until 1995; the members went on to other projects: Patto and Halsall to Boxer; Halsey to session work including with Lou Reed; Griffiths to session work. Halsall was also a member of Jon Hiseman's Tempest after Allan Holdsworth's departure, though the two did overlap on at least one live show.
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Patto — Monkey's Bum Patto — Monkey's Bum
(Dogtoire, 1973/2010, CD)
Patto — Roll 'Em Smoke 'Em Put Another Line Out Patto — Roll 'Em Smoke 'Em Put Another Line Out
(Edsel EDCD 510, 1972/1996, CD)
Patto — Hold Your Fire Patto — Hold Your Fire
(Repertoire REPUK 1032, 1971/2004, CD)
Patto — Patto Patto — Patto
(Repertoire REPUK 1025, 1970/2004, CD)

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