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He began playing professionally at the age of 15 after moving to New York City. He lived for a period with Les Paul and began playing at jazz clubs such as Smalls Paradise. He later moved into a suite in the President Hotel on 48th Street.
He would play at Smalls for six months of the year, and then in the summer play at the Club Harlem in Atlantic City. Martino had been performing until an aneurysm in left him with amnesia and no recollection or knowledge of his career or how to play the very instrument that made him successful.
Martino says he came out of surgery with complete forgetfulness, learning to focus on the present instead of the past or what may lie ahead.
He was forced to learn how to play the guitar from zero. This circumstance is crucial to understand his career and his particular way of thinking. For the guitar, there are two.
The first is the major third interval, and the second is the minor third interval. Once we view their repetitive information, they begin to appear as a series of automatic functions.
On his bulletin board he has stated that he formulated the system more as a way to explain his playing rather than as something to use to create music.
In his own words, "although the analysis of some of my recorded solos have been referred to as modal, personally I've never operated in that way.
I've always depended upon my own melodic instinct, instead of scale like formulas.Find Pat Martino bio, music, credits, awards, Post-Bop Modern Creative Soul Jazz Jazz-Pop Guitar Jazz Jazz Instrument Hard Bop. Also Known As. Pat Azzara. Pat Azzara. Submit Corrections. Pat Martino Biography by Scott Yanow.
One of the most original guitarists to emerge in the s; worked with Jimmy Smith and Jack McDuff, . I have most of Pat Martinos records and of course love his playing. Consider the oportunities that he had, decent guitars from the word go, parental support, guitar teachers, chances to meet great guitar players, endless availability of gigs, great musicians to hang out ph-vs.coms: 2.
Sep 07, · I think this Guy can have a really good Career in Jazz- lol. Pat Martino To my ears his " swing" is a hair more relaxed than Benson but he is definitely what I call a "hard swinger" as opposed to the "bouncier" softer Swing that seems later in the Beat to me.
I really like martinos feel, quite straight but super swinging somehow. Martino was an unstoppable force from the time he was 12 years old. His father was a professional guitarist who once studied with the great Eddie Lang, and the senior Martino encouraged his son’s 6-string life path from day one—even as the youngster dropped out of school at 15, and left Philadelphia to immerse himself in the jazz culture of Harlem.
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