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Mar 01 2014
at 4:27 AM
I enjoyed front row seats with my wife for this fantastic show -- I was very lucky to catch this show in my travels en route from LA to Napa. It made me especially eager for the upcoming Strathmore show in my home state of MD -- six front row tickets there as well :-) 2:45 on the button -- consistent with the other show reports. There was a small meet-and-greet group allowed backstage after the show but sadly (for me), I was not part of the group. I highly recommend everyone do everything they can to seen this live show. I suspect you will find it to be one of the greatest displays of musicianship you have ever witnessed, and I understand the audacity of that statement. Cheers. SPF
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Mar 21 2014
at 3:38 PM
Bookmark and Share seeing as Pat is going to go down as one of the greatest jazz guitarists (if not the greatest of all time) how would you expect anything else ? It’s kind of like seeing Tiger Woods at his best or Barry Sanders in his prime.
Mar 05 2014
at 4:59 PM
Bookmark and Share Since 1980, I have been lucky to see Pat play in various settings and bands 50 times. I have never been dissapointed. But for me, this concert ranks as one of the all time greats. Pat and the whole band seemed incredibly energized. This was probably helped by the numerous standing ovations that they received. I cannot recall seeing Pat play better on any occasion. Certainly he is the most jaw droppingly good guitarist that I have seen. Chris Potter is a monster (in the good sense.) His mastery of tenor and soprano saxes, bass clarinet and flute is awe inspiring. Antonio and Ben performed brilliantly. And Giulio is a great addition to the band. But beyond their phenominal musical mastery, what I got out of the performance was remarkable passion and emotional commitment from the band. For me, that is what matters the most; it is what draws me deep into the music. A word about the acoustics: yes, the Warfield Theater is lousy in that department. The sound engineer David Oakes did his usual great job of making the best of a bad situation. Despite the acoustic properties of the venue, I was completely transported by the music. One request for Pat and the band: please make a live DVD and CD of this tour!
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