Undeniable: Live at Blues Alley

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Undeniable: Live at Blues Alley
Live album by
Released2011
RecordedJune 26–28, 2009
Blues Alley, Washington, D.C.
GenreJazz
Length59:02
LabelHighNote
HCD 7231
ProducerBarney Fields
Pat Martino chronology
Remember: A Tribute to Wes Montgomery
(2006)
Undeniable: Live at Blues Alley
(2011)
Alone Together – with Bobby Rose
(2012)

Undeniable: Live at Blues Alley is a live recording made at Blues Alley in Washington, D.C. in June 2009 by Pat Martino and his band. It was released on the HighNote label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Allmusic reviewed the album stating "Undeniable: Live at Blues Alley is a memorable document of Martino's June 2009 appearance at the Washington, D.C. club."[2] JazzTimes observed "Recorded live with a brilliant all-star group, this is one of his best recordings for years." [3] Downbeat noted "The shuffle march that drives 'Midnight Special' does its job by hustling everything along, but Monaco's stormy exposition and Martino's fluid romp play havoc with the groove while steadfastly fanning its flames."

The album was the vision of Darryl J. Brodzinski, who to date has produced 4 Pat Martino albums. Originally the recording was to be at Birdland in New York but got changed to Blues Alley. After its release, the album reached #1 on the Jazz Record Charts and a Jazzwise Five-Star Review.

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Pat Martino except as indicated

  1. "Lean Years" - 7:37
  2. "Inside Out" - 8:32
  3. "Goin' to a Meeting" - 10:00
  4. "Double Play" - 8:03
  5. "Midnight Special" - 8:45
  6. "'Round Midnight" (Thelonious Monk) - 7:52
  7. "Side Effect" - 8:10

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pat Martino release accessed November 5, 2016
  2. ^ a b Henderson, A., Allmusic Review, November 5, 2016
  3. ^ Massarik, J., JazzTimes Review, October 2015