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Saturday, December 09, 2006

Saturday Night Blues

"I Sing the Blues Every Night," was recorded for Pat Martino's Nightwings in 1994. While the original recording is a quintet with a sax and rhythm section, the performance in this video actually recalls his eerie, nocturnal guitar-Rhodes duet outing, We'll Be Together Again, with Gil Goldstein.

Martino's fans love him for his melodic brand of axeman athleticism, and a lot of his lyricism comes from his deep feel for the blues, even at high speeds. As an up-and-comer in Philly, he was frequently heard with Willis Jackson, Charles Earland and Don Patterson in organ bars, indeed, "singing" the blues every night.


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