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Patty Waters to perform at London's Cafe Oto

The free jazz vocalist takes up her two day Dalston residency in December

The Iowa born vocalist Patty Waters, who was famously discovered by Albert Ayler in 1960s New York, will make a rare UK appearance in December, when she takes up a two day residency at London’s Cafe Oto. Ayler introduced her to ESP-Disk's Bernard Stollman, who went on to release two Patty Waters albums, Sings (1965) and College Tour (1966). After she gave birth to her son in 1969, Waters moved to California and didn't return to music (barring a few sporadic performances) until her 1996 album Love Songs (Jazz Focus). In 2004 she released a collection of previously unissued recordings made between 1962–79 called You Thrill Me: A Musical Odyssey. Since then she has performed live a few times, notably in 2006 when she toured with Henry Grimes.

The London residency will run from 6–7 December. Tickets are on sale now to Cafe Oto’s members, and will be available to the general public from 11am on 23 August.

Listen to Patty Waters's version of the song “Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair”.