Death of virtuoso guitarist, 77

Death of virtuoso guitarist, 77


norman lebrecht

November 02, 2021

The American jazz guitarist Pat Martino, who overcame a brain seizure and memory loss in his 30s to relearn the instrument from scratch, has died at 77.

His virtuosity and resilience were admired across all genres.



  • Barry Guerrero says:

    Oh, that’s too bad. I have several discs of his and really enjoy them. To me, he’s a bit in the mold of Wes Montgomery and Grant Green. But I don’t really know enough about guitar to be that expert. I enjoy what I do have.