Pat's introduction to guitar as a child growing up in South Philadelphia and his ...
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Exit and Return
Emergency surgery following a near-fatal brain aneurysm triggers a total transformation and offers a new perspective on life itself. Mickey and Me
Pat's introduction to guitar as a child growing up in South Philadelphia and his memories of father Carmen "Mickey" Azzara. On the Road
Tales of traveling in a Greyhound bus as a member of the Lloyd Price big band, with some reminiscing by saxophonist Red Holloway. The Kid Branches Out
Gigging as a teenager with mentors Willis "Gator Tail" Jackson and organist Jack McDuff at Small's Paradise in Harlem, with comments by George Benson. Becoming El Hombre
A string of sideman sessions with Willis Jackson, Jack McDuff, Don Patterson, and John Handy leads to a contract with Prestige Records. Baiyina and Beyond
A psychedelic paean to the Koran takes Pat about as far away from Harlem and Hammond B-3 organ scene as one can imagine. Consciousness and Live!
Swinging unabashedly and pushing the envelope with colleagues Ron Thomas, Tyrone Brown, and Sherman Ferguson. Starbright and Joyous Lake
An auspicious Warner Bros. Debut is followed by a fusion classic, with comments by Gil Goldstein, Kenwood Dennard, and Delmar Brown. Seizures and Surgery
Manifestations of AVM (arteriovenous malformation) cause uncontrollable seizures and a complete physical and mental meltdown, leading to life-saving brain surgery. Recovery and Return
After being off the scene while recovering memory at his parents' house in South Philadelphia, Pat decides to make a career comeback. Rebounding on Blue Note
Pat is signed to the prestigious jazz label and gradually returns to his former glory with a string of acclaimed recordings. Ayako
Pat finds his soulmate in Tokyo and discovers healthy alternatives that cause a dramatic improvement in the quality of his life. Here and Now
After a lifetime of persevering through tragedies, calamities, and debacles, Pat arrives at a zenlike place with regard to life itself. Guitar Players' Testimony
Martino Unstrung: A Brain Mystery, by Victor L. Schermer
Pat Martino Master Class, by Jude Gold
Pat Martino Discography
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