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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Pat Martino: In the Moment

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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 on the ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Pat Martino at The Jazz Standard

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Pat Martino
Jazz Standard
New York, NY
August 3, 2017

With his usual understated performance posturing, Pat Martino mounted the stage on opening night at The Jazz Standard and proceeded to captivate the packed house with his signature mixture of hard swing and lyrical balladry. Alongside his familiar bandmates organist Pat Bianchi ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Pat Martino Quintet at Chris’ Jazz Café

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Pat Martino Quintet
Chris' Jazz Cafe
Philadelphia, PA
November 25, 2016

Guitar legend Pat Martino periodically supplements his working trio--consisting of himself, organist Pat Bianchi, and drummer Carmen Intorre--with a horn section of Alex Norris on trumpet and Adam Niewood on tenor saxophone. This post-Thanksgiving set at Chris' Jazz Café demonstrated ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia with Pat Martino Trio at the Kimmel Center

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Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia with Pat Martino Trio
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
A String of Pearls
Philadelphia, PA
June 18, 2016

The Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia (JOP) was founded a little over two years ago, under the direction of trumpeter Terell Stafford. Featuring some of the finest ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The Pat Martino Quintet at Chris’ Jazz Café

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The Pat Martino Quintet
Chris' Jazz Cafe
Philadelphia, PA
March 26, 2016

Legendary guitarist Pat Martino has traversed several musical landscapes in a career spanning more than five decades. He went from being a mind-blowing newcomer in the Harlem and soul blues jazz scene in the sixties to a major ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Pat Martino Trio at Mount Vernon Country Club

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Pat Martino Trio
Mount Vernon Country Club
Golden, Colorado
February 18, 2016

Musical greatness and human fragility mixed uneasily on February 18, 2016, when Pat Martino and his trio worked their magic at the Mount Vernon Country Club high in Golden, Colorado. The performance was grand, but the ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Pat Martino at The Jazz Standard

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On Thursday February 4 paradigmatic guitarist Pat Martino led his trio into The Jazz Standard for another seminal Big Apple performance. Gotham has been very lucky in recent years as Martino has rarely missed an opportunity to perform here and has headlined at most of the leading clubs.

Quintessential hard swing has long ...

ARTICLE: WHAT IS JAZZ?

The Existential Intimacies of Jazz: Pat Martino Live

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Jazz, at its best, inducts its own into aesthetic alliances, some long-lasting, others fleeting, but all meaningful. Meaning is a matter of mortals finding something of value, something worthwhile. When two or more agree on meaning--especially in matters of music--the fellow-feeling may run deep and true. Pat Martino, jazz guitarist extraordinaire, along with a good friend ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Newport Jazz Festival 2015: Day 2

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Newport Jazz Festival
Fort Adams State Park
Newport, RI
Saturday, August 1, 2015

Miles Davis' earliest memory was a flickering blue flame, and a similar flame, one of passion and remembrance, was clearly evident at the 2015 installment of the Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management.

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Pat Martino Trio at Bucks County Community College

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Pat Martino Trio
Kevin and Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center
Bucks County Community College
Newtown, PA
April 23, 2015

In the 1960s and 70s, spurred on by the support he received from the great Les Paul, a youthful guitarist Pat Martino evolved his unique style of controlled intensity, “fat" ...