Baiyina (The Clear Evidence)

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Baiyina (The Clear Evidence)
Studio album by Pat Martino
Released 1968
Recorded June 11, 1968
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 37:55
Label Prestige
PR 7589
Producer Don Schlitten
Pat Martino chronology
East!
(1968)
Baiyina (The Clear Evidence)
(1967)
Desperado
(1970)

Baiyina (The Clear Evidence) (subtitled A psychedelic excursion through the magical mysteries of the Koran) is the fourth album by guitarist Pat Martino recorded in 1968 and released on the Prestige label.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

Scott Yanow of Allmusic states, "Pat Martino's fourth of five Prestige albums contains plenty of intriguing music... The use of Indian instruments, drones, and unusual time signatures (including 7/4, 9/4, and 10/8) gives the performances the flavor of early fusion, and some of the effects sound a bit dated. However, the results were not overtly commercial, and the leader gets in several noteworthy improvisations".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Pat Martino

  1. "Baiyina" - 11:54
  2. "Where Love's a Grown Up God" - 6:35
  3. "Israfel" - 6:18
  4. "Distant Land" - 13:08

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed May 3, 2013
  2. ^ Pat Martino discography accessed May 3, 2013
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed May 3, 2013