Pat Martino: Live At Yoshi's
"El Hombre" was the title track from his first public recording on Prestige Records in 1967. Martino's tune selection reveals a fondness for "old friends." These songs are tried and true. While the trio's instrumentation invites a comparison to the years Martino worked with Groove Holmes, Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff and Don Patterson, this session proves fresh and contemporary. As with most live recordings, the artists are inspired. Martino's "Recollection" and "Catch" drive forcefully with a hot hand, while "Welcome to a Prayer" slows down with powerful emotion. Life has its ups and downs. It sure is great to hear that survivor Pat Martino has it all together.
Track Listing: Oleo; All Blues; Mac Tough; Welcome to a Prayer; El Hombre; Recollection; Blue In Green; Catch.
Personnel: Pat Martino- guitar; Joey DeFrancesco- Hammond B-3 organ; Billy Hart- drums.
Record Label: Blue Note Records