Sunday, April 22 2007
A lovely Rudy Van Gelder-remastered reissue of the great guitarist's solo debut, a 1967 date with organ, flute, and speed
Wednesday, April 26 2006
The late Wes Montgomery was a hugely influential guitarist, and this record highlights the Montgomery side of one of a few guitarists whose tribute means a lot. Pat Martino does justice to the real Montgomery sound.
Thursday, December 11 2003
Martino’s new release Think Tank is likely to raise more than a few eyebrows, as it marks a return to the modal-flavored hard bop upon which his reputation is largely based.
Thursday, June 21 2001
Martino, whose career stretches right back to supplying rock ‘n’ roll licks for the likes of Chubby Checker and Bobby Darin, first made his mark playing with some of the ‘60s’ best known organ combos. Even the most nostalgically inclined will have to admit that this current line-up is the equal to any of them. But remember—PLAY IT LOUD.