CAT # OJC-195
DISC ONE 1. Waltz For Geri 6:25 2. Once I Loved 5:46 3. El Hombre 6:01 4. Cisco 4:32 DISC ONE 1. One For Rose 4:58 2. A Blues For Mickey-O 8:05 3. Just Friends 5:49
Legendary six-string master Pat Martino's debut album, El Hombre, finds the then-22-year-old flashing his distinctive soul-jazz chops in first date as a leader. Accompanied by organist Trudy Pitts, flutist Danny Turner, drummer Mitch Fine, and both Abdu Johnson and Vance Anderson on percussion, Martino's runs alternatingly dance over Latin-tinged rhythms and groove in the pocket with classic, soulful flavor. Recorded May 1, 1967 by Rudy Van Gelder at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, El Hombre stands the test of time as an absolute best-of-genre, guitar soul-jazz workout.
This classic jazz recording has now been newly reissued on VINYL, and is an essential addition to all jazz and vinyl collections.
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