Listen: Gov. Patrick Donates Father's Jazz Archive To Berklee College Of Music07:43

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Music legend Sun Ra led his famed "Arkestra" for four decades. For much of that time, he was accompanied on the baritone sax by a man named Pat Patrick.

Over the course of his career, Patrick played with the greats: John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington.

Patrick died in 1991, too early to see his son, Deval, become Massachusetts' governor in 2006.

Shortly after Gov. Patrick's inauguration, he acquired a vast archive of his father's work: photos, recordings, scores — a whole life in jazz packed into long forgotten boxes.

Gov. Patrick donated that collection to Boston's Berklee College of Music and this past week, the school celebrated the opening of the Pat Patrick collection with a concert.

The governor spoke recently with NPR's Guy Raz.

This program aired on March 29, 2010.