Never before revealed: A CLEAR picture of how the mind works and how you can profit from this intimate knowledge
Pat Martino is one of the most legendary and innovative guitarists of all time. This complete DVD combines two of his groundbreaking videos: Advanced Concepts and Analysis of a Tune into one incredibly educational and entertaining piece! Advanced Concepts is a fascinating study of Martino's approach to contemporary improvising. Featuring Pat's personal insight and philosophy, the video includes several inspiring demonstrations and live performances. Analysis of a Tune features Pat leading his quartet through four complete tunes at the world-famous Knitting Factory in New York City. These mesmerizing performances are highlighted by an in-depth analysis of Pat's tune, You're Welcome to a Prayer. The DVD includes a PDF with transcriptions of the music in both videos in standard music notation and TAB.
Because of the time travel aspect, many episodes allude to famous people or incidents indirectly, such as Sam suggesting to young Donald Trump that New York real estate would be valuable in the future, suggesting the lyrics of "Peggy Sue" to a teenaged Buddy Holly, showing young Michael Jackson his signature moonwalk dance for the first time, giving Dr. Henry Heimlich the idea for his namesake maneuver by saving him from choking, and setting in place actions that lead to the discovery of the Watergate scandal.
When Sam recovers from a quantum leap, he finds his memories to be incomplete, particularly with the knowledge about himself and the project; Al would later refer to this as his "Swiss-cheesed memory"; while Sam appears to others (with the exception of animals, young children, and "abnormal" people) and himself in a mirror as another person (which in the first episode, when he finds himself in the past as a supersonic-jet test-pilot, Sam initially attributes to his partial amnesia).
The main premise for Quantum Leap was inspired by such movies as Heaven Can Wait, and Here Comes Mr. Jordan. Series creator Donald P. Bellisario saw its concept as a way of developing an original anthology series, as anthologies were unpopular with the networks.