Wes Montgomery’s music fundamentally influenced Pat Martino not once but twice. Martino built on Montgomery’s style as a young guitarist and returned to Montgomery’s records to relearn the guitar after suffering a brain aneuryism in 1980. With a nod to symmetry, Martino decided to record a second tribute to Montgomery, the first being The Visit (Cobblestone), later rereleased as Footprints (Muse). On tribute No. 2, Martino’s quintet performs specifically the music from Montgomery’s Riverside years, which was Martino’s favorite period.
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