Pat Martino/Live!

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Pat Martino/Live!
Live album by Pat Martino
Released 1974
Recorded September 7, 1972
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 38:42
Label Muse
MR 5026
Producer Don Schlitten
Pat Martino chronology
The Visit!
Pat Martino/Live!

Pat Martino/Live! is a live album by guitarist Pat Martino which was recorded in 1972 and first released on the Muse label.[1][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]

Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars stating "Martino performs music that falls between advanced hard bop, fusion and the avant-garde without really fitting into any of the genres. Well worth several listens".[3]

Critical Acclaim[edit]

Pat Martino stood out with a style of his own with a well-defined sound in the early 1970s with his numbers like "Special Door," and the pop song "Sunny." His talents outshines his peers for being extraordinarily versatile. [4] Pat Martino has been also referred to as a man who had to struggle to survive because of his health problem that threatened his outstanding career. Considered a guitar protégé in his early days, he has kept up to it till today by embracing in his music innovation, progression and a distinct technique. [5] His music works magic on the listeners and the composers alike as it is marked by the five T’s – tone, time, technique, touch, and taste. He has proved to the music buffs and musicians that he is no short of a legend, an inspiration to followers of any genre. [6]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Pat Martino except as indicated

  1. "Special Door" - 17:46
  2. "The Great Stream" - 10:30
  3. "Sunny" (Bobby Hebb) - 10:26



  1. ^ Muse Records discography accessed September 6, 2013
  2. ^ Pat Martino discography, accessed September 6, 2013
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic listing accessed September 6, 2013
  4. ^ "Live! CD". CD Universe.Com. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Knight, Brian L. "Into the Head and Heart: An Interview with jazz guitarist Pat Martino". Vermont Review.Tripod. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Marshall, Wolf. "Pat Martino". Vintage Guitar.Com. Retrieved 7 September 2013.