Pat Martino

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Pat Martino
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Background information
Birth namePatrick Azzara
Born(1944-08-25)August 25, 1944
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedNovember 1, 2021(2021-11-01) (aged 77)
GenresJazz fusion, mainstream jazz, soul jazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsGuitar
Years active1959–2021
LabelsPrestige, Warner Bros, Muse, Blue Note, HighNote,
Websitepatmartino.com

Pat Martino (born Patrick Azzara;[1] August 25, 1944 – November 1, 2021)[2] was an American jazz guitarist and composer.

Martino worked with jazz organists Charles Earland, Richard "Groove" Holmes, Jack McDuff, Don Patterson, Trudy Pitts, Jimmy Smith, Gene Ludwig, and Joey DeFrancesco.

Martino had been performing until a hemorrhage caused a "near-fatal seizure" in 1980 which caused him to lose his memory and how to play instruments.[3][4]

Martino died on November 1, 2021, at the age of 77.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Silbergleit, Paul (2015-11-01). 25 Great Jazz Guitar Solos: Transcriptions * Lessons * Bios * Photos. Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN 978-1-4950-5541-6.
  2. Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 1631/2. ISBN 0-85112-939-0.
  3. Gallagher, Brian (January 8, 2015). "Brain Damage Saved His Music". Nautilus. ISSN 2372-1766. Archived from the original on November 2, 2019. Retrieved November 2, 2021.
  4. "Jazz Guitar After Brain Damage". Discover. October 6, 2013. ISSN 0274-7529. Archived from the original on November 1, 2019. Retrieved November 2, 2021.
  5. "Legendary Jazz Guitarist Pat Martino Dies At Age 77". Yahoo. Archived from the original on November 1, 2021. Retrieved November 1, 2021.