Pat Martino health concerns

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  1. Jon C

    Jon C Silver Supporting Member

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    So sorry, I’ve seen him several times recently (Feb. 2018 last), last must be just before this. Donation on the way.
     
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  2. Rob Taft

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    Ditto, I first heard him in 1972 when I heard his LP "East" and the tune "Lazy Bird", Between him and John McLaughlin my musical journey took a entirely different path. From Pat it was on to John Coltrane, Miles Davis then back to Charlie Parker, Lester Young etc and further back and further forward. In the late 70's I burned through 3 LPs of "Live" trying to learn his lines on "Sunny".
     
  3. DrSax

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    It’s so funny you say that about meeting him at the bar at Iridium. I have that exact same story. This was in the late 90’s I guess, or early 2000’s, don’t quite remember. My friend and I were the first ones in, and there he was! I was so surprised all I could say was something like “so great to see you”. He was the nicest guy, and then of course melted our faces.
     
  4. Comet01

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    Starbright was my entry point to Pat. A very special album that still resonates with me. That was Pat's first fusion album. At times it is heavy, other times it is very reflective.

    Pat is a treasure.
     
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  5. SDB

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    Yeah, no kidding. It's both sad and baffling that someone with skills like that hasn't become independently wealthy from it.
     
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  6. rh

    rh Robo Sapien NoiseMaker Gold Supporting Member

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    Yes, thank you. Added to the contributions.

    First heard Pat as the opener for Weather Report's Mysterious Traveller tour. Saw him for Joyous Lake and even played for a bit with his keyboardist from that band, Delmar Brown. Inspirational player and a true great for sure.

    It's heartbreaking that he's down to GoFundMe, and I hope for the best.
     
  7. stark

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    Hoping for the best with Pat, RIP Delmar, on a visit not long before he passed.
     
  8. guitarjazz

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    I have a recording of Pat giving a lecture in 1977. He starts by saying,”I don’t hear music stopping and starting”.
     
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  10. FlyingVBlues

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    I just donated. Pat has been an inspiration for me since I first met him in 1971 when he played on the White Heat album with Barry Miles. I took some lessons with Pat in 1973/1974 and I am forever grateful for what I learned from him. He introduced me to a unique mindset of how to approach the guitar and opened up entirely new vista’s for me about music.
     
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  11. Rob Taft

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    Below, is just a small sampling of the output from one of the greatest living jazz guitarists. This artist needs help so if you can donate please do so. See the OP for details









     
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  12. Gtrman100

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    I donated. Best wishes and prayers for a true musical genius,
     
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    Joyous Lake I must have listened to thousands of times by now. Big influence in me taking a jazzier direction.
     
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  14. Paul Conway

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    Quite insane that access to healthcare is money-dependent, and that things like go fund me have to be utilised by so many musicians for said purposes.
     
  15. monkmiles

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    Totally agree. Seems we're not doing it right.

    I donated to Pat. Happy that I got to see him live many times and met him once, in which my buddy told him how I steal his licks and he just generously laughed..
     
  16. mjross

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    I’m in! Wish him the best.
     
  17. L13

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    done and bump
     
  18. burningyen

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    In, and again reminded that this should not be so.
     
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  19. Paul Conway

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    Will be in on payday. Crappy system but I want to help
     
  20. aliensporebomb

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    In on payday.

    I heard this song being played in a Radio Shack's stereo section back in 1977 as a "listen how good our speakers sound" type demo and I had to know who it was.

    It was being played from a cassette with a hastily scribbed "JOYOUS LAHE" written on it. After going to the local record store's jazz section I kind of figured it out without really knowing it was "Joyous Lake".

    What an introduction to a legendary player:

     

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