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Musician's Spotlight: Special Tribute To Pat Martino

Pat Martino
Mark Sheldon
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Pat Martino

"When the anesthesia wore off, I looked up hazily at my parents and his doctors. and tried to piece together any memory of my life.” Legendary jazz guitarist Pat Martino has been inspiring the musical community and beyond with his inventive playing style and resilient spirit which helped him overcome severe brain trauma, complete amnesia and the formidable challenge of relearning the instrument that he had mastered. This is a special tribute to Pat Martino who passed away November 1, 2021.

John Floridis, the host and producer of Musician's Spotlight, has been with Montana Public Radio since 1997. He has interviewed over 200 musicians during that time. He is also an independent recording and performing artist in his own right and a former registered music therapist.