Thursday, January 28, 2016

Pat Martino - Strings !

Guitarist Pat Martino's second recording as a leader finds him essentially playing advanced bop. His quintet (with Joe Farrell on tenor and flute, pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Ben Tucker and drummer Walter Perkins) really roars on an uptempo version of "Minority" and is diverse enough to come up with meaningful statements on four of Martino's originals.
Scott Yanow

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Pat Martino
Strings !


1 Strings (Martino)  5:52
2 Minority (Gryce)  9:20
3 Lean Years (Martino)  8:37
4 Mom (Martino)  7:23
5 Querido (Martino)  6:07


Pat Martino - g
Joe Farrell - ts & fl
Cedar Walton - p
Ben Tucker - b
Walter Perkins - dr
Dave Levin, Ray Appleton - perc [# 1]

Recorded in New York City ; October 2, 1967.


salience said...

Pat's a demon - glad to see him here!

lcbriza said...

Thanks for posting this beautiful record.

Crimhead420 said...

Thank you.

grumpy said...

A little late in finding this! Many thanks Mel.

Preslives said...

Thanks for the new link. Any hints about the password? :)

Douglas Groothuis, Ph.D. said...

Thank you for the comments. I saw Pat in Chicago in 2012 at the Jazz Showcase: four shows, front row, near heaven. He is also a kind and humble guy. I have nearly all of his CDs. What a talent!

ZM-JazzRock said...
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ZM-JazzRock said...

Usually, the pw is "melanchthon".
Need to check if @baruch had changed it. And there is no reason for that...

Preslives said...

Thank, ZM, but that one isn't working. Neither is "bloom." I don't know any of the others.

Preslives said...

OK, "baruch" works! Thank you very much! I will think of ZM-JazzRock listening to Pat Martino!

Melanchthon said...

deGallo said...

Thank you.

musician3 said...

AMAZING...........................THANK YOU FOR ALL

Fred Archtop said...

Great historical album ! Thanks Mel.

AmyBRAINS said...

Great post, Melanchthon.
Many, many thanks.

Anonymous said...

Thank you !

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You