Sixteen Films 2008, Dir. Ian Knox
Legendary jazz guitar virtuoso Pat Martino underwent life saving brain surgery that erased his memory and musically silenced him. There he should have remained but after years in the wilderness he made a seemingly miraculous comeback of astonishing power and mastery. Pat takes film-maker Ian Knox and neuropsychologist Paul Broks on a journey that explores the mysteries of memory, identity, creativity and the self and reconsiders who we really are. Martino provides the sublime sound track.
Featuring: Les Paul, Joe Pesci, Red Holloway, Delmar Brown, Eric Alexander, John Patitucci, Carlos Santana and Pete Townshend.
Martino Unstrung is distributed through Journeyman Pictures and available at:
“Perhaps the best documentary about a jazz musician ever made”
Victor L. Schermer All About Jazz (2008)
‘Martino is the protagonist of a story that is more Hollywood than Hollywood.’ In Edit Oct. 2008