Pat Martino: Philadelphia, PA, November 25, 2011
So, where is Martino going to go next, musically speaking? It's always a mystery. He will tell you that even he doesn't know. Martino is an erudite autodidact, intimately familiar with synthesizers and classical and contemporary music, for example. So he might suddenly leap into the future, or maybe do something with a full orchestral ensemble. Or maybe he'll do an album honoring his late idol and father-figure Les Paul
. Who can say? What is clear is that he will always be himself, his playing will always be quickly recognizable, and he will always stand on that mountaintop above the crowd.