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You will always be my teacher! Been studying those diminished chords.
Love ya Pat & truly miss you! Thanks for Yokohama Motion Blue!


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I got the album "Pat Martino Live" back in the early seventies and that hooked me on Pat's playing.
I watched the documentary "Unstrung" last night. It was great learning a little more about him. My girlfriend suffered a traumatic brain injury and suffers from severe memory loss. His come back after the brain injury made him even more special to me and her.
Thank you for everything Pat!!!
and his family and friends too.


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A 2009 winter evening at Birdland in New York ...
I came from Paris to see him for my birthday. The concert is wonderful, I'm in paradise. At the end of the concert, I force myself to go to see him being afraid of disturbing him. I explain to him in bad English that I have crossed the Atlantic to come and listen to him, then he takes my hand for a long time and I immediately feel a fantastic positive energy, a kind of serenity ... We talk about 20 minutes then he returns for his second set.

I think that's it Pat Martino, an exceptional guitarist, musician and human being who with his music and his career always sends you good vibrations.
From where he is now, he will always continue to send us little blue notes full of hope and energy.

Condolences to his wife Ayako Martino.

Thanks for everything Pat.

Didier


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It is said that when Bill Evans laid his hands on the piano in a noisy club, that there was an instant hush. I believe that it can be said that when Pat Martino played just a few notes you knew it was him. He also had that power and unique sound. I don't know of of any guitarist capable of producing his sound and personality.

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For my 50th birthday in 2005 my wife and I went to NYC we timed the trip for when Pat was playing Birdland- he had just finished Remember- we went early and told the manager about it and asked if we could get a good booth. When we came back he gave us a booth front row center and brought Pat over to meet us. Pat couldn't have been more gracious and spent about 20 minutes with us. I was telling him about the shows I had seen him in the SF Bay Area in the 70's he kept asking me questions because he said it was helping him remember those times. I know there are thousands of others out there that loved Pat's music like I did. I first saw him at Keystone Korner in SF in the 70's just after Joyous Lake came out- I never saw or heard anything like it and it introduced me to jazz and opened my mind to so much great music. Best wishes to all who were close to him. His legacy is eternal. Rob

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Sometime in the 90s I had the honor of taking some classes with the Maestro. A quarter century later, I'm still uncovering new things in what he taught. He was a master musician's master musician - and one of the most beautiful spirits I ever crossed paths with.

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Dear Pat, you will always be in my mind as an artist and a human being. You have given us a lot.
Rest in your well-deserved peace.


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So sad to hear of Pat's passing, he has been such a great inspiration to generations of Guitar players ,and, also a great servant to this wonderful music we call Jazz.
Happy that I was able to meet, and, hang with him on several occasions. Rest well.


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Dear Pat, thank you for all you have done and given to the musical world of artists. Your influence on my musical career was the most significant of any. With your visits to Seattle and Jazz Alley, I was fortunate to have conversations with you on several occasions. Above all, I learned that you were an incredible person at heart and how you choose to live your life each day. All my love to you and your family.

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So sad to hear of Pat's passing. I would like to offer my deepest, most heartfelt condolences to his wife. Pat's generosity of spirit was as legendary as his music. He gave me his card and invited me to call when I walked up to him after a gig at the Iridium even though I was nobody and I never forgot the warmth of that gesture. Tears...
I was introduced to Pat Martino's music when I moved to Florida in 1974. A jazz radio DJ who lived next door heard me playing my guitar and gave me a copy of Pat Martino Live! I immediately became a fan and "Sunny" remains one of my favorite tunes.
Yesterday, I was looking at a wall hanging of a sunny face crafted from reeds that's been hanging on the wall forever. For no real reason, I decided to paint it black, took it down, painted it, and placed it back on the wall.
Late that night, I saw Pat's obit, looked up, and thought about the sun on my wall going dark the day after Pat died. That's synchronicity, big time...


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