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Here and Now! The Autobiography of Pat Martino Hardcover – October 25, 2011
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About the Author
PAT MARTINO is an acclaimed guitarist, composer, and bandleader whose staggering artistic output since the mid-1960s for the Prestige, Muse, Warner Bros. and Blue Note labels ranks him among the premier players of his instrument. Struck down at the peak of his popularity in 1980 by a life-threatening brain aneurysm, he has made a remarkable recovery and in recent years has returned to his former glory as one of the greatest guitar players. BILL MILKOWSKI has been covering the jazz and blues scene since 1974. He is a regular contributor to Jazz Times and Absolute Sound magazines and his work has appeared in Guitar Player, Bass Player, Drum!, Modern Drummer, Jazziz, DownBeat, and Jazzthing. He is also the author of Jaco: The Extraordinary and Tragic Life of Jaco Pastorius (Backbeat Books).
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The appendices are also very useful; especially the augmented/diminished parental forms as a way of thinking about harmony and lines.
It enlightens but gently disappoints to some degree.
This book reveals Pat's personal history through a series of interviews in which Pat describes/discusses:
. The nearly fatal aneurysm that could have robbed the world of one if its greatest citizens
. His relationship with his parents
. His relationship with his wives (It was really a pleasure to read about Ayako... In front of every great man, there is a great Woman!)
. What it was like growing up in South Philly
. The various musicians that Pat had the opportunity to apprentice with early in his career.
. The inevitable comparison between Pat and George Benson! It is really interesting to read what the other guitarist who are interviewed have to say about this subject!
. Pat's sacred geometry system
Lastly, I would have wished that the author would have delved into all of the guitars/amps/setups that Pat has used over his career to create that fluid sound he's associated with.
Also, the discography listed at the back of the book doesn't mention the Bobby Pierce session in which Pat plays as a sideman.
This is a worthy read for any true admirer of Pat Martino.
However, by books end, you are left with the feeling the author could have given us a little bit more!
I wish he would have gone into more detail about his inner creative life, the fire of creativity that is within him as well as the healing from the stroke and the beautiful wife who saved his life.
Yet, it was a wonderful experience reading this book and reading the testimonials by many famous jazz musicians that are throughout the book.
Ian Macgregor The Jazz Guitar Society of Western Australia Newsletter