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Pat Martino: A Celebration of His Life and Legacy @ Jazz at the Point Festival

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A Celebration of the Life and the Legacy of Pat Martino 35+ Musicians Jazz@thePoint Festival Gateway Playhouse Somers Point, NJ November 3-5, 2022 NOTE: A complete listing of the Celebration events and musicians provided by the South Jersey Jazz Society can be found here. One of the best puns in jazz history appeared in the title of Shaun Brady's preview of this 3-day set of concerts ...


Joe Donofrio: Remembering Pat Martino

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Guitarist Pat Martino passed away on November 1, 2021 after an extended bout of respiratory illness. As we approach the first anniversary of his passing, his long-time manager and dear friend Joe Donofrio and the South Jersey Jazz Society are putting together an exciting four days in the New Jersey coastal town of Somers Point, consisting of evening musical performances and other events to honor and remember Martino and his unique contribution to jazz. The dates are Friday through Sunday, ...

Radio & Podcasts

Pat, We Hardly Knew You

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For our first podcast of 2022 we take a deep dive into the work of recently departed guitarist Pat Martino. From a live burner to an introspective duet to a fusion foray and an all-star showcase, Pat's recordings always delivered quality and kept his unique personality to the fore whatever the context. Mike brings a bonanza to pop matters but Pat has only one little Nightmare. Playlist Discussion of Pat Martino's album Live (Muse) 5:00 Discussion of Pat ...

Top Ten List

Pat Martino Top Ten Albums: More Than Meets The Eye

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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, ...


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

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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 ...

Radio & Podcasts

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 ...


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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