Pat's interviews are always intelligent and interesting. And there is no doubt that being at that level requires an amazing amount of talent, focus and time. Been listening to him for over 30 years, and had the fortune to meet him and Antonio (another amazing musician).
I recall Pat saying that there are people who are great on their instruments, and there are great musicians, and that everyone great on an instrument isn't necessarily a great musician.
Pat's made a lot of music that really connected with me, and also some other stuff. His interviews and insights are always great, and his music is always worth checking out.
Since this is TGP, I'd like to highlight this:
In high school, there was a kid who had an ES-150. It’s a very particular sound and a great sound. We all love the sound of those Charlie Christian records. But there are some problems that come with it. It’s gonna buzz and hum, and the B string is too loud. A great guitar player here in New York is Miles Okazaki, and he turned me on to a box that Electro-Harmonix came out with called the Hum Debugger Hum Eliminator that completely defeats the hum issue without changing the sound. Works great.
Pat is The Man! He's totally real and a great communicator - both verbally and musically. I had the pleasure of meeting him several times back in the late 80s/early 90s - been a fan since ~78-79 (when I was all but 10...) - hearing him got me into jazz and I dug in deep. Also inspired me to do my own thing on acoustic guitar, since I heard New Chatauqua when I was barely getting a handle on the instrument and my skills. Great interview.