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6461 Star Starred
Yoshi's Oakland
In Jack London Square across the street from BevMo 510 Embarcadero West Oakland, CA 94607
510-238-9200
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Eldar Djangirov and Pat Martino: Generations in Jazz
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828 events
424 reviews
455 stars
attended Jun 25 2011

We both really enjoyed this. Very talented musicians. We still wish that they would talk to us more. The pianist talked to us briefly to introduce his solo but that was pretty much it. On a side note, we really wish the staff had done something...continued

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ulrich
57 events
3 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 25 2011

Two great musicians, however Pat Martino on guitar was overpoweringly loud and - as a result - came across somewhat rough. Eldar Djangirov's piano playing was excellent, inventive, and refined, but he was drowned by the guitar except during his...continued

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8 events
2 reviews
8 stars
attended Jun 25 2011

Yoshi's is a great jazz club. Every seat is a good seat. Good sushi too. This was an inspired show - the performers rocked.

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When Eldar was signed to Sony Classical at the age of 17, the young pianist from Kansas City was already well known for his prodigious pyrotechnics and precocious knowledge of the bebop tradition. Along the way, he’s had the good fortune to meet and/or work with the masters including Dr. Billy Taylor, Marian McPartland, Dave Brubeck, Michael Brecker, Wynton Marsalis, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, etc. Through these opportunities and other wonderful musical experiences,  Eldar continues to explore new frontiers through composing and performing, enabling him to ultimately to realize his own musical vision.

When the anesthesia wore off, Pat Martino looked up hazily at his parents and his doctors. and tried to piece together any memory of his life.

One of the greatest guitarists in jazz, Martino had suffered a severe brain aneurysm and underwent surgery after being told that his condition could be terminal. After his operations he could remember almost nothing. He barely recognized his parents. and had no memory of his guitar or his career. He remembers feeling as if he had been “dropped cold, empty, neutral, cleansed, … naked.”

In the following months. Martino made a remarkable recovery. Through intensive study of his own historic recordings, and with the help of computer technology, Pat managed to reverse his memory loss and return to form on his instrument. His past recordings eventually became “an old friend, a spiritual experience which remained beautiful and honest.” This recovery fits in perfectly with Pat’s illustrious personal history. Since playing his first notes while still in his pre-teenage years, Martino has been recognized as one of the most exciting and virtuosic guitarists in jazz. With a distinctive, fat sound and gut-wrenching performances, he represents the best not just in jazz, but in music. He embodies thoughtful energy and soul.

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