A friend had sent me an article – an excerpt really – from 1997 called “Prehistory of Jazz”, from Ted Gioia’s book ‘The History of Jazz‘. Gioa is an editor/writer of the fantastic site Jazz.com (also the site’s blog) .Check out a piece he put together – A History of New Orleans Music in 100 Tracks“)
One thing led to another and I stumbled into an interview with Pat Martino at the Museum of Jazz in Harlem’s video section. On a side note, the Museum should be on Twitter. While watching the interview, noticed a related video titled ‘Martino Unstrung.’ Whoa, what is that! Turns out there’s a documentary by Ian Knox about Martino’s battle with amnesia, losing the ability to play and making a remarkable recovery.