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Quite pleasing to the ear

Hi Robert, I received the The Formula! (and your CD – thanks much!) on Monday in the mail. The CD is, as expected, just great. You’re an incredible player and I’m really enjoying the CD. I was delighted and amused to read that you’re from Philly and grew up with Pat Martino. It does seem apparent that you two have had a great deal of influence on each other. I’m not sure if he’d remember, but I spent some time studying with Pat in 1981-82 at GIT. He’s also a wonderful player and probably the original gentle soul. I learned a lot from Pat about the guitar (and other things as well) and treasure the memories of the time I got to spend with him. I’ve also had a little time to spend with The Formula!. I don’t think there are any other books that get into practical application of the chord melody thing so quickly with so many was watching a world class jazz guitarist. I’ve pretty much read through the entire book and have played through Reference 7b, and I’m hoping to play through all of the examples in the next week or two. So far, the examples are quite pleasing to the ear and the idea of using random chord qualities provides an abundance of interesting and unexpected sounds.