David's piano skills have long been in demand across the UK and far beyond, touring with legendary instrumental players such as Leroy Jones (Harry Connick Jr.), Stan Sulzmann, Damon Brown, Steve Fishwick and Bobby Wellins. He has also accompanied some of the finest singers in the world, including Barbara Morrison, Carol Kidd, Tina May, Clare Martin, Todd Gordon and Jacqui Dankworth.
David is well-recognised for his deeply-felt soulful ballad playing, but holds plenty of energy in reserve for more robust settings. His versatility stretches from the experimentalism of improv group Spontaniacs through to the neatly-crafted presentation of classic standard songs by Todd Gordon - and all points in between, having also toured with Salsa Celtica and Nightmares on Wax.
Critical acclaim for the recording of The Rite of Spring:
"Boldly imaginative and thrilling... Patrick brings a sympathetic but entirely fitting jazz sensibility to the work's vivid instrumental colour and syncopation." Jim Gilchrist, The Scotsman ★★★★★
"What makes this recording stand out is the retention of the original themes and orchestrations - reworked for octet - whilst still leaving space for the soloists to improvise. A beautiful integration of two worlds. But, rising above the soloing, is the orchestration by David Patrick. The old and the new are integrated seamlessly. A triumph!" Bebop Spoken Here
"Never let it be said that jazz musicians in Scotland lack ambition... This is a Rite that rewards those whose love is of the original work as much as it will delight jazz fans." Keith Bruce, The Herald
"Patrick's inventive use of the octet... ensures that this version has almost as much aural power, and just as much emotional impact, as a full-on orchestral version." Bruce Lindsay, All About Jazz ★★★★