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Live At Yoshi's by Pat Martino

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That Pat Martino's new Live at Yoshi's is a stunning display of jazz-guitar prowess should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the six-string legend. That the disc is one of those lucky live albums that captures a night when everything seemed to be falling into place for Martino and his trio of organist Joey DeFrancesco and drummer Billy Hart is perhaps more than even the guitarist's most ardent admirers could have hoped for. DeFrancesco and Hart are both predictably awe-inspiring, but it's the telepathic chemistry between the three band members and the understandably thrilled audience that really blasts Live at Yoshi's into a higher realm of live jazz albums. The trio's interplay on the laid-back version of "All Blues" seems to reach a new peak with each chorus, culminating in Martino's beautiful closing unaccompanied cadenza, and the guitarist and DeFrancesco seem to inspire each other to ever greater heights on the ballad "Welcome to a Prayer." Those enamored of Martino's fleet-fingered heroics will have plenty to feast on here--from the breakneck tempo of the opening "Oleo" to the hard-swinging "El Hombre," Martino and DeFrancesco trade lines with an assurance that few musicians can muster. Martino has one of the more inspirational personal stories in music. A guitar legend in the '70s, he had to completely relearn the instrument after a near-fatal brain aneurysm in 1980--and he can now lay claim to one of the more inspirational live albums released in years. --Ezra Gale

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  • Audio CD (November 22, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Blue Note
  • ASIN: B00005KG99
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,949 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This is also an album that is good for listening to with women.
Craig Hamilton
This music swings consistently, has wonderful melodic lines and is one of the most played CDs in my collection.
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This is the single best guitar-organ-drum trio album recorded in 30 years.
Stephen Silberman

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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Rick Wurzbacher on June 19, 2001
Format: Audio CD
PERFECTION, simply one of the best jazz guitar CDs ever put out. Being a jazz/blues guitarist myself, I know that statement says alot. The depth of each individual musician on this record is absolutely incredible. Pat is truly a master at his craft. This CD has high energy jazz guitar, with blues, ballads and an all around excellent mix. The recording quality is wonderful. Having Joey DeFrancesco on-board is just another reason to buy this album. Joey is in my opinion the best Hammond B-3 player in the world. He will be appearing on an upcoming record with me and I am truly excited and honored to be afforded the opportunity to play with this extraordinary musician. His flair on this record is tasteful...awesome dynamics and you must listen carefully to his bass lines. Absolutely killer. Bill Hart, well it just does not get much better. Bill has so many fresh percussive ideas, the combination of the three of these masters could demand twice or three times the price of this CD. I can actually say I have listened to this CD more than 50 times. Each time I listen, I get more attached to the music. The CD was arranged in such a manner that tension is built and then at the end is released for a very satisfying listen. In the tune "All Blues", Pat truly puts "The Nature Of Guitar" formula's to use. ALL GUITARISTS at ALL levels much have this album! I give it my highest rating.
Rick Wurzbacher
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Silberman on July 24, 2001
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This is the single best guitar-organ-drum trio album recorded in 30 years. The levels of invention, intensity, and collective empathy are absolutely astonishing -- I *guarantee* you that if you ever dug the Wes Montgomery/Melvin Rhyne stuff, this record will blow your toupee plain off. It's one of the only such trio albums that takes the form to its limits by burning so fiercely, and yet is always swinging and soulful. It is a tremendously important album. Every guitar player should hear it -- if only to hear what Pat does at the very end of "All Blues"!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 25, 2001
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I cannot believe that after 40 years of listening to jazz, I have only just discovered this superb musician. This music swings consistently, has wonderful melodic lines and is one of the most played CDs in my collection.
If you love jazz this must be in your collection.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 2, 2001
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I had the fortunate experience to see Pat Martino, Joey DeFranscesco, and Billy Hart at the Iridium Jazz club (Manhattan) in May 2001. I have seen a lot of great live jazz performances over the years, but this was absolutely my favorite so far. Their performance was absolutely life-changing. Now I can play this CD and capture the same energy I felt that evening. This CD is completely inspiring - a must for everyone. On a completely different note, I would love to know if anyone else discovered the error in the copyright information(see "Blue in Green" under the song title listing).
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "houten_kop" on September 6, 2002
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Anyone who needs an introduction as to why the
guitar-organ-drums trio is one of the more
popular combinations in jazz should'nt go
any further than this great live album. From
the easy-going tempo of 'All Blues' to
the fire of 'El Hombre' and the tenderness
of 'Welcome to a Prayer', this album is a
dutiful rendition of what it must've been like
to be there. Growing up on the 'Incredible'
Jimmy Smith, as much as it pains me to state
this, Joey DiFrancesco has surpassed him: his
playing is simply outta this world! Billy
Hart keeps it all together.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Harrison on November 27, 2003
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This is by far, one of the best jazz cd's i've heard in a very long time. I would recommend this CD to anyone. The only downfall, there is only eight songs. I could use a lot more of this.
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11 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Ben on November 20, 2004
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First, let me start out by saying that the interplay between the musicians here is fantastic, as has been noted in other reviews.

A previous reviewer compared Martino's performance here to Wes Montgomery. The one difference I find between the two is that Wes had deeper pockets. By that, I mean that you can listen to one of his records and feel like everything is new. He had such a rich internal library of material from which to draw that everything he played sounded fresh. Martino doesn't quite have that here. If I listen to all the cuts on the record in a row, I get the feeling that he is repeating a lot of material. Yes, his improvisational method allows him to take the same riff and use it in many different contexts, but it doesn't make up for the same-ness of it all.

In addition, I don't really like Martino's phrasing here. Some guitarists (Wes, Grant, and Joe Pass come to mind) derive an incredible impact from the placement of every individual note. For me, Martino's phrasing is too uniform throughout the record. He approaches every tune in much the same way. A reviewer here mentioned the cadenza at the end of "All Blues" as an example of Martino's great playing. Yeah, it's harmonically intricate and technically complex, but it just isn't beautiful to me. It doesn't quite match the character of the tune. The same goes for Martino's playing on ballads - it just doesn't seem quite right to me. Sometimes I find myself wishing he would slow down, leave some space, and give every note a chance to speak.
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