Pat Martino - El Hombre (1967/2007/2014) [Official Digital Download]

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Pat Martino - El Hombre (1967/2007/2014) [Official Digital Download]

Pat Martino - El Hombre (1967/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 47:47 minutes | 543 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Rudy Van Gelder Remaster - 2006

Legendary six-string master Pat Martino's debut album, El Hombre, finds the then-22-year-old flashing his distinctive soul-jazz chops in first date as a leader. Accompanied by organist Trudy Pitts, flutist Danny Turner, drummer Mitch Fine, and both Abdu Johnson and Vance Anderson on percussion, Martino's runs alternatingly dance over Latin-tinged rhythms and groove in the pocket with classic, soulful flavor. Recorded May 1, 1967 by Rudy Van Gelder at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, El Hombre stands the test of time as an absolute best-of-genre, guitar soul-jazz workout.


01 - Waltz For Geri
02 - Once I Loved
03 - El Hombre
04 - Cisco
05 - One For Rose
06 - A Blues For Mickey-O
07 - Just Friends
08 - Song For My Mother

Produced by Cal Lampley.
Recorded on May 1, 1967 at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
All transfers were made from the analog master tapes to digital at 24-bit resolution.
Remastered by Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder Studio in 2006.

Pat Martino - guitar
Danny Turner - flute
Trudy Pitts - organ
Mitch Fine - drums
Vance Anderson - bongos
Abdu Johnson - congas

A Note From Rudy Van Gelder:
I was the engineer on the recording sessions and I also made the masters for the original LP issues of these albums. Since the advent of the CD, other people have been making the masters. Mastering is the final step in the process of creating the sound of the finished product. Now, thanks to the folks at the Concord Music Group who have given me the opportunity to remaster these albums, I can present my versions of the music on CD using modern technology. I remember the sessions well, I remember how the musicians wanted to sound, and I remember their reactions to the playbacks. Today, I feel strongly that I am their messenger.
Analyzed: Pat Martino / El Hombre

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR10 -0.18 dB -11.46 dB 6:23 01-Waltz For Geri
DR11 -0.47 dB -12.79 dB 5:46 02-Once I Loved
DR11 -0.18 dB -12.48 dB 5:59 03-El Hombre
DR10 -0.18 dB -12.42 dB 4:31 04-Cisco
DR10 -0.18 dB -12.49 dB 4:58 05-One For Rose
DR10 -0.18 dB -11.38 dB 8:04 06-A Blues For Mickey-O
DR10 -0.18 dB -11.43 dB 5:52 07-Just Friends
DR11 -1.15 dB -16.08 dB 6:15 08-Song For My Mother

Number of tracks: 8
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 1281 kbps
Codec: FLAC

Thanks to the Original customer!