PAT MARTINO - LIVE AT YOSHI'S - CD NEW
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Disc 1 1. Oleo 2. All Blues 3. Mac Tough 4. Welcome to a Prayer 5. El Hombre 6. Recollection 7. Blue in Green 8. Catch Personnel: Pat Martino (guitar); Joey DeFrancesco (organ); Billy Hart (drums).
Recorded live at Yoshi's, Oakland, California from December 15-17, 2000.
LIVE AT YOSHI'S was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual Or Group. "All Blues" was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo.
Pat Martino's career has been marked by serious health problems. However, with each passing year, he continues to fight the odds and make forward-looking statements in jazz. LIVE AT YOSHI'S is no exception to this. Throughout the years, Martino fans have come to expect blindingly fast, virtuosic bop solos from him. These he delivers on all eight tracks. In fact, we hear inspired, spontaneous performances by all three musicians on this disc.
This live 2000 concert date sees Martino in great form. His playing is heartfelt and, as usual, he dazzles the crowd with outstanding harmonic ingenuity. Joined by organ phenom Joey DeFrancesco and veteran drummer Billy Hart, Martino performs a variety of tunes including Miles Davis's "All Blues" and the