Pat Martino, Jazz Guitarist Who Transcended Amnesia, has died at the age of 77.

Jazz is a way of life,” he said. “This is not a musical idiom. Jazz is spontaneous. If you leave your house with nowhere to go and simply walk for pleasure, observing and looking around, you will find that you are improvising.” And he said he didn’t consider himself a “guitar player,” but once he …

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