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The alley where Blues Alley is.

The alley where Blues Alley is.

At the last minute we decided to go see Pat Martino down at Blues Alley on Sunday night.

We’ve seen Pat here before, and he was performing a three night stand in conjunction with a recording project.  We were there in plenty of time to get our favorite seat back by the bar next to the railing, and by the time of the show the place was pretty full.  This is one of the great venues for music fans, as it is very small and intimate and the artists frequently are hanging out at the back between shows for conversation and autographs.

Pat was there with Hammond B3, drums, and sax, and his guitar sounded great in the hall with that super deep bass.  It was a great set, with lots of songs we hadn’t heard before and great soloing.  One highlight was Pat playing Green Dolphin Street – beautiful and haunting.  Gave me chills to hear it performed.

We thought about sticking around for another set, but it was a Sunday night and a long drive back to the ‘burbs.