Pat Martino - a warm blanket of cool and mellow.

Pat Martino Trio – Live At Lotos Jazz Festival, Poland – 2014 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Pat Martino - a warm blanket of cool and mellow.

Pat Martino – a warm blanket of heady and mellow.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Pat Martino Trio – In Concert at Lotos Jazz Festival – Feb. 20, 2014 – Polskie Radio

Something different tonight. I ran across this concert by Guitar legend Pat Martino, recorded at the 2014 Lotos Jazz Festival in Bielsko-Biala, Poland. With Pat Bianchi on Organ and Carmen Intorre on drums.

Pat Martino has had a remarkable career since the 1960s, collaborating with the likes of Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff and Willis Jackson. A near fatal aneurysm left him unable to play in 1980. But after an extended recovery, which included re-learning to play the guitar, he picked up where he left off and has resumed a busy recording and performing schedule ever since. With some 35 albums to his credit, Pat Martino hasn’t slowed down – his itinerary for this year alone has him criss-crossing the country and doing a tour of Europe until October of this year before heading back to the states.

Here’s a taste of what he’s been up to – a shade under 90 minutes, but a real treat and a solid groove.

Heading into the Holiday it’s a perfect segue.

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