Pat Martino health concerns

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  1. Jeff Stocks

    Jeff Stocks Member

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    Thanks for the heads up, GJ. I just gave a bit.

    Pat was one of the guys who got me excited about jazz guitar when I was in my teens. I still rip him off unapologetically. Ha. I met him a while back and he was very kind, even sitting with us at our table during a break. He’s one of the greatest ever.
     
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  2. Mike Ford

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    In 2015 I underwent surgery for a subdural hematoma which resulted in me having to relearn how to play. I contacted Pat through his agent and he was kind enough to meet with me for an afternoon when he was in town to discuss recovering from a brain injury. A nicer person I have yet to meet, not to mention his inspirational performance skills.

    Mike
     
  3. yfeefy

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    I'm in. He is an amazing musician and person.
     
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  5. b_goatman

    b_goatman Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the info - donation sent.

    Pat is a gentleman and his life story is amazing.




     
  6. trap

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    So sad. It doesn’t sound good. I was a guest in the studio when he was recording Starbright. Nice guy.
    So talented.
     
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  7. derekd

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    I'm happy to contribute.

    I've met Pat before and he is simply one of the kindest individuals you will come across. Seen him live 3 times and have several of his CDs. Love his playing.
     
  8. guitarjazz

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    That is a mystical level album. Love it.
     
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  9. RLD

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    It's just heartbreaking that legendary world class musical artists like Mr. Martino (and Holdsworth) are not financially secure enough to live their lives like any normal person would expect.
    Just sad.
     
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  10. trap

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    Yes it is. He wanted to borrow a friends Strat to record a line. They had the same manager. Funny looking at Pats hands on that Strat with 10’s.
     
  11. GuitarMakerNyc

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    Bump for a worthy cause. I hope Pat is around for many years to come.
     
  12. b_goatman

    b_goatman Silver Supporting Member

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    The first time I saw Pat was in 1977, touring the "Joyous Lake" album.

    The second time he did a clinic not long after his surgery: he could hardly play and was not making a lot of sense verbally. We didn't know what he had just gone through, and were pissed off at spending the money.

    After his comeback he did a free clinic before a show. I had a chance to visit with him, and as others have said, he was incredibly nice.

    A few years back a friend and I saw him at The Iridium in NYC. We walked into the club and Pat was at the bar...my friend was awestruck at meeting Pat, who showed a lot of interest in what we were up to.

    It's just incredible how Pat came back playing better than ever. I hope he can pull through this.

     
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  13. monkmiles

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    Oh no, I will donate. He is a sweet man, saw him live lots and met him once briefly. Was a major influence in turning me onto jazz.
     
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    Sad, saw him briefly a number of years ago at an outside show, man he had the warmest tone I’ve ever heard in a guitar player!!
     
  15. GuitarMakerNyc

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    In music school I acquired a copy of an unpublished book Pat wrote that is similar in style to some of his published books. It was typed and had a message in the shape of a triangle as the cover. I also had a solo guitar recording of free improvising that he did. It had a version of Where Love's A Grown Up God with him overdubbing other guitars. Have any of you Martinophile's heard that recording or read that book? Not sure how widely distributed they are, but the material was wild.
     
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  16. thewhit

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    Thanks for the video posting. I appreciate his talent and I enjoyed both he and his wife in the vid. After visiting his website....we should all donate as he is man enough to play 15's and 16's on his high E strings.

    I hope he is able to live comfortably into the future, as he has endured a lot.
     
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  17. sixty2strat

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    No idea he was in Bad shape. He's local and I know a few guys who know him and many know of and respect him. Be nice to see a local benefit.
     
  18. Cactus Bob

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    Sad news, such a cool guy and icon for most of us. I will proudly contribute for this fine gentleman/artist.
     
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  19. TDJMB

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    Done. My donation can't begin to repay the joy he's given me.
     
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