Pat Martino Articles

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Pat Martino Top Ten Albums: More Than Meets The Eye

Read "Pat Martino Top Ten Albums: More Than Meets The Eye" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Hugely admired by his peers, guitarist Pat Martino never really enjoyed the high profile accorded the likes of John McLaughlin, John Abercrombie, Pat Metheny or John Scofield, though in that esteemed company the Philadelphian guitarist, who passed away in 2021, surely belongs. In a sixty-year career, interrupted for the guts of a decade by a near fatal brain aneurysm--see Ian Knox's documentary Martino Unstrung (Sixteen Films, 2008)--Martino recorded twenty-seven albums as leader for labels such as Prestige, Muse, ...

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Pat Martino: In Memoriam - Some Recollections of a Legend and Beloved Friend

Read "Pat Martino: In Memoriam - Some Recollections of a Legend and Beloved Friend" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Note: This is a personal “memoir" of Pat Martino written soon after his passing. It is not a commentary on his music. There are many resources of that kind on All About Jazz (here), across the web and on Pat's website. I first met Pat Martino after he gave a stunning performance at the then new location of Zanzibar Blue at the Bellevue Hotel on South Broad Street in jny: Philadelphia. That was around 2002. It was the ...

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Tribute to Pat Martino, plus new releases from Android trio, Phonic Nomads, and German Band Fazer

Read "Tribute to Pat Martino, plus new releases from Android trio, Phonic Nomads, and German Band Fazer" reviewed by Len Davis


We pay tribute to Pat Martino who recently passed. Also, new releases from Android Trio, German Band Fazer and from France, Phonic Nomads. Playlist Pat Martino “Mac Tough" from Stone Blue (Blue Note) 00:00 Pat Martino “Joyous Lake" from Joyous Lake (Warner) 06:29 Pat Martino “Dozen Down" from Think Tank (Blue Note) 12:56 Niko Schauble “Southern Nights" from Night Music (Origin) 19:25 Android Trio “Concentric Lines" from Other Worlds (Cuneiform) 25:48 Jack Gardiner and Owane “Intergalactic Drive-By" from ...

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Pat Martino: Creative Force

Read "Pat Martino: Creative Force" reviewed by Mike Brannon


This article was first published at All About Jazz in June 2000. Pat Martino. A name that strikes anything from fear to sheer awe and reverence in musicians who know who this is. And what he's done and been through. And continues to go through. The name resonates a bridge between the true Jazz swing era throughout the organ trio groove and into the modern era and its (digital and electronic) resources of today. A musical ...

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Pat Martino: The Continual Pulsation of the Now

Read "Pat Martino: The Continual Pulsation of the Now" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


This article was first published at All About Jazz in October 2000. Listening to Pat Martino speak feels like he's playing guitar. He employs elegantly elongated lines, thoughtful and deep. He says plenty but never too much. He projects the best type of wisdom, wisdom gained by reflecting upon experience. And, boy, does Pat Martino have experience. The good ones include formative days in funky '60s combos in his Philly hometown, learning through dates with Willis ...

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Pat Martino: In the Moment

Read "Pat Martino: In the Moment" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


In memory of Pat Martino who passed on November 1, 2021. This article was first published at All About Jazz on January 12, 2018. Legendary guitarist Pat Martino is devoted to living in the Here and Now! -coincidentally the title of his autobiography (DaCapo, 2011). Taking each moment as it is and adding full measures of love and spirituality, Martino is now well into his sixth decade as one of the most revered and sought after jazz musicians ...

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Chillin' or Bernin'

Read "Chillin' or Bernin'" reviewed by Patrick Burnette


We start this installment by looking at two artists confronting the jazz doldrums in the nineteen seventies and early eighties, then move on to two brand new releases by artists dealing with tradition in different ways, whether the small group classics of the fifties and sixties or the big band legacy. Talk about Lloyd Cole, Stephin Merritt and Andrew Bird rounds out the pop matters segment. Playlist Discussion of Pat Martino's album Starbright (Warner Brothers) 6:00 Discussion of ...


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