Book Signing with Legendary Jazz Guitarist Pat Martino

Sunday, December 11th, 2-4pm, Book Signing and Q & A

The Spiral Bookcase is celebrating the release of Here and Now!: The Autobiography of Pat Martino.  Written with jazz journalist Bill Milkowski, legendary jazz guitar master Pat Martino tells the remarkable story of his comeback from a brain aneurysm that took  his memory and nearly took his life.

Pat Martino will be in-store, and will discuss his life, music, and new book.  Vic Schermer, senior staff writer at All About Jazz, will be leading the Q&A.  Books will be available to purchase.  Main Street Music will also join us, and will be selling Pat Martino’s latest album: Pat Martino Quartet, Undeniable: Live at Blues Alley.

Books available for pre-order.  Call 215-482-0704 to reserve your copy!  If you can’t make the event, but would still like to purchase a signed copy of the book, please call and I will make sure a copy is signed and reserved for you.  We are also happy to ship books to our out-of-town customers.

Pat Martino is an acclaimed guitarist, composer, and bandleader whose staggering artistic output since the mid-1960s ranks him as one of the premier players of his instrument. Struck down at the peak of his popularity in 1980 by a life-threatening brain aneurysm, he has made a remarkable recovery and in recent years has returned to his former glory as one of the world’s great guitar players. He lives in Philadelphia.  Visit his website here:

Bill Milkowski has been covering the jazz and blues scene since 1974. He is a regular contributor to Jazz Times and Absolute Sound magazines and his work has appeared in Guitar Player, Bass Player, Drum!, DownBeat, and Jazz Thing. He is also the author of Jaco: The Extraordinary and Tragic Life of Jaco Pastorius, also published by Backbeat Books. He lives in New York.

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