What Pat Martino Taught Me!
Last week I was very saddened to hear that one of the of jazz guitar passed away. I’m referring to Pat Martino (1944-2021) who will not only be remembered as a major influence guitarists worldwide, but also as a wonderful human being to those who had the good fortune of getting to know him.
I first met Pat Martino during the summer of 1977 while studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston. When I found out that he would be performing for several days at the now defunct Jazz Workshop on Boylston Street, I couldn’t wait to hear him! The very first night he performed, I approached him during one of his breaks and asked him for lessons to which he agreed.
As my personal tribute to Pat, I want to share with you throughout this video what taught me during my brief studies with him that week!