All Sides Now

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All Sides Now
Studio album by
RecordedJune 1, 1996 – January 15, 1997
LabelBlue Note
BN 37627
ProducerBill Milkowski
Pat Martino chronology
All Sides Now
Stone Blue

All Sides Now is an album by guitarist Pat Martino which was recorded in 1996–97 and first released on the Blue Note label.[1] The album pairs Martino with notable guitarists from across the musical spectrum.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Los Angeles Times[3]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings[4]

In his review for AllMusic, which awarded the album 4 stars, Scott Yanow wrote, "Veteran Pat Martino is teamed up with a variety of different fellow guitarists on this interesting if not quite essential release... A decent effort, but not up to Pat Martino's most significant."[2] Glen Astarita from All About Jazz was less forgiving noting, "The Blue Note Records debut by guitarist extraordinaire Pat Martino is spotty at best. It is primarily a series of duets and ensemble settings with a wide array of top notch guitarists spanning different genres... The feeling here is that Mr. Martino had been granted a minimal amount of artistic control from the onset. What we have here is something short of a hack job!"[5] The Los Angeles Times critic, Bill Kohlhaase, rated the album 2½ stars writing, "Guitarist Martino, who was forced to relearn his instrument after suffering a brain aneurysm in 1980, retains a solid identity in these diverse collaborations with seven fellow guitarists... Martino brings a measure of feeling that his partners never seem able to match."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Pat Martino except as indicated

  1. "Too High" (Stevie Wonder) – 5:03
  2. "Two of a Kind" – 5:54
  3. "Progression" – 5:36
  4. "I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)" (Doc Daugherty, Al J. Neiburg, Ellis Reynolds) – 4:41
  5. "Ellipsis" (Martino, Joe Satriani) – 3:09
  6. "Both Sides, Now" (Joni Mitchell) – 3:53
  7. "Ayako" – 7:46
  8. "Two Days Old" (Michael Hedges) – 5:17
  9. "Outrider" – 7:43
  10. "Never and After" (Satriani) – 2:54



  1. ^ Pat Martino discography. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic listing. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
  3. ^ a b Kohlhaase, B. "Pat Martino: All Sides Now", Los Angeles Times, October 12, 1997.
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 957. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  5. ^ Astarita, G. Pat Martino: All Sides Now, All About Jazz, October 1, 1997.