by Pat Martino

(1976) Muse #MCD 5075

Personnel Pat Martino: guitar, Gil Goldstein: piano, Richard Davis: bass, Billy Hart: drums
Description 40 minutes of unbelievably great playing from legendary Philly guitarist Martino.
Posted By Tom Cavanagh (2608)
Directory Recordings: Jazz
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On 3/16/2002, Tom Cavanagh (2608) posted:
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While I love both Consciousness and Footprints, Exit is my favorite Martino album. Highlights include a superb version of "Days of Wine and Roses", a very hot "Blue Bossa", and Benny Golson's "I Remember Clifford". This is also my favorite Martino rhythm section, consisting of Gil Goldstein (piano), Richard Davis (bass) and Billy Hart (drums). Although Consciousness contains Pat's classic interpretation of Coltrane's "Impressions", and some of his more outside playing on the title track, I prefer the more straight ahead collection of tunes on Exit. I also prefer Goldstein's acoustic piano to the electric piano of Eddie Green on Consciousness. Footprints is a more introspective recording containing one of Pat's finest performances on the title track, a Wayne Shorter composition, and the beautiful ballad "What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life?", with superb interplay between guitarist Bobby Rose and Pat. You should really own Consciousness, Footprints and Exit. To me, jazz guitar playing doesn't get much better than this.